weightlifting Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • Take What Is Useful And Leave The Rest

    By Derek Woodske | In Training | on July 31, 2014

    I have been influenced by some of the greatest strength coaches in our industry and I have also pushed back against them with the might of both my hands, not because of an intrinsic need for rebellion or antiauthoritarian tendencies, but because their systems were preventing me from winning. Allow me to explain. I was […]

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  • FREE Juggernaut Weightlifting Manual

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 9, 2014

    Thanks to the explosion of CrossFit, the sport of weightlifting is experiencing a surge of popularity never-before-seen in America. That’s awesome. Unfortunately, along with its surge in popularity has come a surge of people trying to opine and cash in, bringing a tidal wave of information that is 1) impossible to sift through and 2) […]

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  • I have been swamped with new decisions and new ideas. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my CrossFit & weightlifting training and my career as an athlete. As I prepare for Weightlifting Nationals in late July, I’m beginning to see the pressure of making weight and hitting the perfect total in order to qualify […]

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  • The last few weeks there has been a lot on my mind, mainly about this year’s National Championships.  Training has been going pretty well for the most part.  I have gotten my snatch up to 145kg and my Jerk is at 175kg.  The clean doesn’t really matter too much.  I have cleaned 216kg so that […]

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  • Italian Stallion: USAW Nationals Prep

    By Anthony Pomponio | In Olympic Weightlifting | on May 20, 2014

    Hello guys,  I am going to talk about my training post Pan Ams qualifier that was held in Reno the first weekend of April. At the competition I made a snatch opener of 150kg, then missed 154kg 2 times, Pretty close misses. I then opened my CJ at 178kg just to try and get a […]

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  • Colin Burns and Samanta Lower are two of the top weightlifters in the US today. Colin is a 94kg lifter based out of Louisville, KY and was a bronze medalist in the snatch at the 2013 Pan-Am Games and gold medal winner in the snatch at the 2013 USAW Nationals. Samantha Lower, a 58kg lifter […]

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  • 5 Questions with Coach Tony Ciarelli

    By Juggernaut | In Uncategorized | on April 24, 2014

    Tony Ciarelli coaches football, track & field and weightlifting at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, CA. Tony began coaching in 1979 after completing his throwing career at the University of Hawaii alongside former World Record Holder Terry Albritton and under the guidance of legendary coach Bill Starr. Tony’s roster of athletes is nearly […]

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  • Jacob Tsypkin is the head coach and owner of CrossFit Monterey. Has assisted in the development of numerous Regional level CrossFit Games athletes, including sending a team and three individuals to the very tough NorCal Regional Qualifier in 2013. Jacob has also coached multiple national level weightlifters and powerlifters. This year he hopes to have athletes […]

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  • STRONG360 Monthly-April Issue

    By Juggernaut | In STRONG360 | on March 21, 2014

    Strong360 Monthly has arrived and is bringing you exclusive, unparalleled knowledge to help you improve as an athlete, coach and trainer. We are very excited to release our new digital publication, STRONG360 — Over 60 pages of exclusive articles, programming, discounts and more! Here’s what we’ve included in this issue: STRONG360 VOL 2 FEATURES -Auto […]

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  • Basic movements are the ground work for everything else we do in our training. Precursor movements need to be performed in a manner that they then relate to the movements they are laying the foundation for, and that takes attention to detail even when the most most monotonous of movements. Now let me first say […]

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  • Preparing for Weightlifting Competition

    By Donovan Ford | In Olympic Weightlifting | on February 4, 2014

    In 2013 at the American Open Championships, over 400 weight lifters competed from all over the United States.   With so many new competitors in the sport, I want share a few helpful tips for training and competition preparation.  The following is the best advice I have gleaned from other athletes and coaches throughout my career, […]

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  • Get to Know Donovan Ford

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on January 15, 2014

    Juggernaut is excited to grow in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and bring you more helpful content to aid you in your journey to grow as coaches and athletes. Helping that growth, we have added 4 new Olympic Weightlifters to TeamJTS. Donovan Ford has been a member of USA Weightlifting’s resident athlete program at the […]

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  • Get to Know Anthony Pomponio

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on January 6, 2014

    Juggernaut is excited to grow in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and bring you more helpful content to aid you in your journey to grow as coaches and athletes. Helping that growth, we have added 4 new Olympic Weightlifters to TeamJTS. Anthony Rocco Pomponio, based in Palm Desert, California, is a 2016 Olympic hopeful. After […]

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  • Jumpin and Shruggin

    By Colin Burns | In Olympic Weightlifting | on October 24, 2013

    So this week is an unload for me. Good ol’ coach Bo backed off seriously this week which will probably mean the next few weeks leading up to the American are going to be the real deal. So, Since training this week is going to be really boring to read and write about, I’m going […]

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  • 3 Common Mistakes in the Jerk

    By Colin Burns | In Crossfit Training, Olympic Weightlifting | on October 14, 2013

    Pan-Am Games Qualifier and Team Juggernaut athlete Colin Burns shows you how to improve your jerk by eliminating these 3 common mistakes. Colin shows you how to fix these 3 mistakes in this video… 1-Floating forward in the dip before the lift 2-Failing to get your head through to finish the lift 3-Not getting your […]

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  • Donny Shankle and Jon North are two of the most successful and celebrated, Olympic weightlifters, the US has produced in the last decade. Donny is a 5x US National Champion and World Championships competitor, while Jon North has won Nationals and the Arnold on multiple occasions. Not only are these two men, some of the […]

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  • The nature of the sport of Weightlifting is such that it creates a sort of persona in each of us once fully committed.  Some of these traits are great, and others are slightly less than desirable; that is until, of course, you have them.  It is at that time they become a necessary evil.  There […]

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  • The Derby City Seminar

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 25, 2013

    The Derby City Seminar brings you over 5 hours of information from some of Juggernaut’s most popular authors. This seminar was $300 to attend in person, not including travel/lodging/food/etc, so this is a tremendous value. This product includes 3 seminar presentations and a roundtable Q&A/discussion. Get It Here! Brandon Lilly kicks things off with Reclaiming Real […]

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  • Do It Yourself Bulgarian

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Olympic Weightlifting | on September 12, 2013

    DIY “Bulgarian”   If you’ve spent any time around competitive weightlifting, it’s likely that you’re familiar with the so-called “Bulgarian System” and the gyms that utilize it.   Though the application varies from coach to coach, the idea of a Bulgarian program is simple: focus all the damn time on hitting maxes in the snatch, […]

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  • Since the dawn of man – or at least since the popularization of CrossFit – the intranets has been ablaze with coaches vilifying high rep weightlifting.   “The snatch and clean & jerk are meant to be done at low reps.”   “Doing the snatch and clean & jerk for high reps is dangerous.”   […]

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