OLYMPIC LIFTING OFF BLOCKS
· Lifting off the blocks is typically done to work on a certain portion of the pull and/or to work on finishing the pull and meeting the bar as it turns over
· Positional work on the blocks is different from the hang because you are starting from a dead stop, which forces you to accelerate the bar as fast as possible through the remainder of the pull emphasizing rate of force development
· Olympic lifting off the blocks only consist of a concentric muscle action initially, which make them perfect fit for a peaking/competition phase
· Another benefit is it is less taxing on the body due to removal of the eccentric portion, specifically the low back, which also makes it a great fit in a program that is emphasizing high volume pulls and squats
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Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Shakopee High School