Texas Outlaw Seminar Day 3

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Done!  Day 3 complete and the first ever Texas Outlaw Olympic Lifting Seminar is in the books.  As a coaching staff we learned a ton from these athletes and feel like we put on one of the better seminars available.  I was amazed today at how much information these athletes were retaining and how much their cleans look better.

We spent the day working the clean and jerk.  Due to the fact that we spent all day yesterday on the snatch most everybody picked up the clean relatively quickly.

Here are a couple cleans that impressed me today.  The improvement was phenomenal

Ingrid Kantola Finally Gets It Right!

Beautiful Clean from Above Knee

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The jerk took a little work this afternoon.  The attendees, though athletic, seemed to struggle with the finesse side of the jerk.  Most athletes sent their back foot too far behind them.  This turned their pelvis forward and sent the bar out front as a result.  A couple pushed themselves away from the bar granting the same results.  They were aggressive but so aggressive that they were not in control of their feet and their body.  Here’s a couple videos of some better jerks and an analysis of two jerks.  In both jerks you can see that when the bar gets overhead the back knee is a little behind the hip.  This tilted the pelvis (as shown) and forced the lifter to compensate by hyper-extending their back.

Jeff Germond Split Jerk

Jeff Germond Split Jerk Analysis

Natalie Mclain Split Jerk Analysis

Overall this seminar was a HUGE success.  The staff and athletes walked away having had a great experience and we are extremely happy to have had everyone at the camp and consider ourselves privileged to have worked with each of them.  We are looking forward to doing more in the future and hopefully taking this seminar to other boxes around the country.

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3 responses to “Texas Outlaw Seminar Day 3

  1. Awesome job Spencer, Eric, Jason, and the rest of the crew! I learned a lot and improved my lifts tremendously. This seminar was very helpful and gave me a better understanding of all the Olympic lifts! I can’t wait to see how this knowledge helps my lifts and everyone at crossfit misfits lifts over the next few months. Thanks again for a great seminar!

  2. you are definitely one of the lifters i look up to, we weight about the same and im amazed at how much power you can fit into someone our sizes. i need to get out of my head that you have to be big to get strong. Seriously, i read your material like its my bible. Thank you for everything youre doing, i might steal some of your content but i will always give you 100% credit for everything. Hopefully Ill be at one of your seminars. Im not far, in Arkansas, but do you ever travel outside of Texas for seminars? Id love for you to come teach us how to lift.

    • Ha! Thanks man. Though I would read the Bible with a little more credibility but I get what you’re saying 🙂 We definitely do seminars outside of Texas and are planning a couple right now. Where are you in Arkansas and what box are you out of?

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