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Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections w/ Daniel Camargo

Daniel Camargo is back! He was on for the first episode EVER. This time we talk about beginner, intermediate, and advanced errors for the Snatch, Clean, and Jerk. Danny is able to articulate what your body should be doing and how you should be feeling in a very unique way. 


Whenever you’re lifting a barbell, there are moments of doubt and panic that may stand in your way. This happens to EVERYONE. It’s when the bar starts to feel heavy and the elite have mastered the ability to dance with this doubt. 

What I enjoyed about this episode is that many of these technical cues and corrections can be implemented right away. Good news for you because that means light bulbs are bound to go off after this episode.

Show Notes:

  • (4:40) - Similarities in the Snatch and Clean 

  • (7:52) - Addressing the cause for hips rising too fast

  • (10:40) - Panicking when the bar gets heavy

  • (13:50) - A technique for building mental toughness

  • (15:14) - “Moving your body around the bar, not the bar around the body”

  • (18:20) - Creating the straightest line possible

  • (19:53) - Bar floating away from your hips

  • (26:12) - Jab vs Uppercut with the hips

  • (27:28) - Coming up early on the toes

  • (29:00) - The “Crash” in the catch 

  • (34:55) - Barbell cycling in wods

  • (38:04) - The Jerk and Pressouts

  • (41:52) - Which style of the Jerk is best for you?

  • (44:00) - Footwork

  • (46:38) - Stepping forward when recovering from the Split Jerk

  • (48:43) - Drills for footwork

  • (50:07) - Dip & drive in the Jerk

  • (53:25) - When you can’t get the bar to your hip…

  • (57:36) - Where do you initiate the scoop?

  • (58:30) - Intermediate and advanced errors: the setup

  • (1:01:16) - Back angle for the Snatch and Clean

  • (1:05:38) - Excessive arching of the back

  • (1:10:03) - Timing of the catch

Resources we me have talked about:

How you can connect with Danny:

  • www.olyconcepts.com

  • Instagram: @camargo_oly




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