Day 21- Benefits Of Olympic Lifting



What is the difference between olympic lifting and plain old lifting weights?  While basic weight training relies on multiple repetitions of  a certain movement for each body part, olympic lifting uses all of the muscles of the body simultaneously.  A bench press for example stresses upper body muscles by moving the bar up and down in a controlled manner whereas in the snatch the barbell is lifted off of the floor and moved explosively overhead where it is caught and driven up until the body is fully extended.  This is a hard thing to describe so here is the master, Pyrros Dimas, to demonstrate.

To progress in weightlifting you simply train the same exercises over and over, adding weight as you get stronger.  With Olympic lifting there are so many things going on at once or in rapid succession that many different exercises have been developed to improve the technique of the lift so that the weight can be increased.  Balance, coordination, timing, and explosive speed under load are all qualities that are improved by olympic weightlifting traing.  Take a lood at olympic hopeful Jon North’s incredible verticle leap.
My food
4 eggs(320 cal.)P28F21.2C0
14g. coconut oil(40 cal.)P0F4.7C0
1 Can tomatoes and chilies(50 cal.)P2.5F0C10
Total=410 cal. macros P30.5 F 24.9 C 10
8 oz. lentils(800 cal.)P58.4F2.4C136
5 oz. ground pork(165 cal.)P32F3.5C0
3 jalapeno peppers(12 cal.)P.3F0C3
1 onion(64 cal.)P1.4F.1C15.5
7 corn tortillas(350 cal.)P7F3.5C73.5
Total=591 cal. P 40.7 F 7.1 C 92
Protein shake
whey isolate(130 cal.)P20F3.5C6
16 oz. 2% milk(244 cal.)P16.2F9.6C24.6
Total=374 cal. P 36.2 F 13.1 C 30.6
total=2175 cal. P 165.8 F 47.5 C 268.6

My workout
1 hr. walking
french curl
reverse curl

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