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Forum: Digital Coaching 05-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,635
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: First Olympic Meet

You are definitely strong, that is not your issue.

My recommendation would be to stop doing power cleans/snatches all together. Do the full lifts every time even if that means your numbers are...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,296
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Itís been awhile since Iíve been hereÖÖmy competitive olympic weightlifting progress

Wow, you've come a long way. I remember the threads of you lifting in your basement. Way to stick with it. Did you find a coach/gym to train at?
Forum: Competitions 03-22-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,374
Posted By Patrick Costello
Olympic Weightlifting Competition - Tampa, Florida

Hey everyone -- Back in November, our gym held a local weightlifting meet to introduce people to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and we are holding another one on April 26.

This is NOT a USAW...
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,660
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Snatch Form Critique

You're basically doing a front raise when you go under. It doesn't even look like you bend your arms at all.

Try some complexes like Sn. High pull + Sn. To train yourself to pull under rather...
Forum: Competitions 10-22-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,208
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: How to find local competitions?

http://www.eventsrx.com/ (WFS)
Forum: Competitions 10-08-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,470
Posted By Patrick Costello
Olympic Weightlifting Competition - Tampa Bay, Florida

On Saturday, November 23rd Tampa Bay Athletics will be hosting an Olympic weightlifting competition.

It will follow the same rules and regulations as a regular USAW meet and open to everyone (USAW...
Forum: Exercises 06-28-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,469
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: It is finally here, the much awaited video of Klokov and the back squat....

Doesn't bother me either. In fact, the argument can be made that it's safer for a professional athlete to use PEDs. Not sure why there's such a stigma.
Forum: Exercises 06-28-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,469
Posted By Patrick Costello
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-20-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,935
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Snatch Balance - Wrist Pain

There seems to be a few things in this photo that are limiting you, but wrist flexibility doesn't look to be one of them, IMO. You're gripping the bar fine and your wrists are laid back properly. I...
Forum: Digital Coaching 06-06-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,020
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Hang Snatch

Stop power snatching. That causes more problems later on.
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-21-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,655
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: snatch help

First off, thank you for not having a 2 minute clip where 1:40 of it is you psyching yourself up and setting up to the bar. Your clip trimming wizardry is much appreciated.

You need to keep your...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-16-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,310
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Power Clean 230 for 3

Not bad. You've definitely got some strength in there.

Your catch needs work. I know that often times, the olympic squat is described as having an upright torso and pushing your knees forward, but...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-16-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,123
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Snatch PB Check

Your lower back seems to be the weakest link here. You lose position immediately at lift-off because your lower back/hamstrings can't support the load at the proper angle -- your back is already...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-14-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,020
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Hang Snatch

Looks like you're leaving your knees forward just a touch when you're in the hang position. Try not to push them forward when you lower down to the hang -- you want to just hinge from the hip and...
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-06-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,732
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: New Snatch PR

You're rushing your pull. By the time your hips actually extend, the bar is already 3" away from your body. Ideally, you should still be in contact with the bar at full extension.
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Forum: Digital Coaching 05-02-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,357
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: backwards hop?

Didn't you post these same videos a couple months ago?
Forum: Digital Coaching 05-02-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,674
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Snatch/C&J Analysis Check

These are actually really good looking lifts. The clean and jerk is pretty solid. Great pulls and great speed. Just curious...are you self-coached?

For the snatch, I'd agree that you're probably...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,969
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: pull, hang clean, fs, jerk complex

Not exactly. You want to do both -- elevate the bar as high as possible THEN pushing yourself underneath. There's no one or the other. The snatch, clean and jerk is 200% effort: 100% elevating the...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-28-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,969
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: pull, hang clean, fs, jerk complex

Clean pull/clean: Looks like you're rushing extension just a bit and leaving the bar low on your thigh. Try waiting a touch longer on the top of the pull.

Squats: look great.

Jerk: Your dip is...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-26-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Snatch Form

I was really referring to any type of flat shoe...ballistic lifts in bare feet is just unsettling.

But as far as weightlifting shoes, they absolutely make a substantial difference -- the same way...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-24-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Snatch Form

Invest in a pair of shoes.
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-24-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,344
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Clean 220, Jerk 211.5 - 17 years old

These lifts look pretty good. I'd encourage you to try two things:

1) Reduce the amount of movement during your set up. You do this rock-back-roll-your-shoulders-back tug on the bar thing and it...
Forum: Digital Coaching 04-10-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,038
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Snatch @ 205

Pretty good lift -- rushing onto your toes a bit, but overall a great lift.
Forum: Digital Coaching 03-27-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,475
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Fun with Olympic Lifts

Set up doesn't look bad, though you could get a bit more lumbar arch out of it as others have mentioned. Keep your hip position the same, but point your toes out a bit more and push your knees out...
Forum: Digital Coaching 03-27-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,068
Posted By Patrick Costello
Re: Snatch Form Check

There should be no forward movement of any kind. While the hips should extend naturally (much like the bodily extension that occurs when you go from a crouched over position to standing at...
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