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Don McCauley

  • Suz at Arnold

    • 1 year ago
  • Sergio,

    The balance is on the balls of the feet at the Set position. As soon as the lifter starts to deliver force to the bar, he transfers the balance to the rear, as he drives his knees to the rear, extending the knees. During the readjustment(above knees), the balance CAN stay over the rear but often moves to the mid to forefeet, as the knees move forward, the torso is raised and the hips drop. The explosive 2nd pull starts immediately after readjustment. Same in both lifts.

    Sweep the Olympic lifts video-Don McCauley

    • 3 years ago
    Drill for learning SWEEP technique for 1st pull of Olympic -style lifts: Check out my blog on www.crossfitsavannah.org for more tips on making your lifting better.-Coach Don McCauley
  • Shrugging the traps should be used, as the arms, to pull the lifter under the bar, not to try to make the bar go higher. I tell my lifters, simply, that their arms start at the top of the traps and the arms pull you under the bar.

    Coach Don McCauley - snatch analysis comparison

    • 1 year ago
    Glenn Pendlay asked me to review his snatch analysis video of his lifters. I don't think there will be anything here that's a lot different from what Coach Pendlay has seen but maybe different wor...
  • jerk path 2

    • 1 year ago
    This is a video following the jerk dip/drive path, which should always be down-up and back slightly as the athlete is driving him/her-self slightly forward because the back food lands slightly befo...
  • jerk path 1

    • 1 year ago
    This is a video following the jerk dip/drive path, which should always be down-up and back slightly as the athlete is driving him/her-self slightly forward because the back food lands slightly befo...
  • We coaches have to try to make weightlifting better i this country. It's a big country and not everybody lives near a coach. I hope these videos help you guys out there.

    Double Knee bend drill (readjustment)

    • 1 year ago
    Exercise to drill the double knee bend in the Olympic Lifts. This is a drill that places the lifter's feet half off a raised platform to teach balance and placement during the double knee bend, as...
  • Usually twice per week, varying between about 5x10 and 5x4 over 7 weeks and staying between about 50% of c&j(5x10) to 85% of c&j(5x4) through that period on the heavier day and doing 5x8 at about 60% on the lifght day. This is for oly. lifters. Lighter percentages and staying higher in that range of reps for dif. sports.


    • 1 year ago
    Learn to do the Romanian Deadlift. Check out my blog at www.crossfitsavannah.org. I am putting up advice and videos to improve weightlifting form. I am also on FB.
  • Sorry, this was the 62 kg, which was done at home. My bad. Early in the day.

    Isabel- 62kg (136.4)

    • 2 years ago
    Men's RX for the fun of it.
  • Suz 85 kg new save

    • 1 year ago
    This is an example of using a Set position slightly behind the bar. Suzanne does an easy 85kg clean after just doing a CrossFit WOD. Note the line of the S pull goes deep into the front/back base...
  • The Prone Sweep exercise

    • 1 year ago
    This exercise will help you feel the sweep that should be done at the start of the pull of the clean and the snatch. Check my blog on crossfitsavannah.org each week for more tech. tips and "state...
  • Hard to tell if you're ahead or behind, not knowing your size, experience, etc. However, CrossFit(and the USAW for that matter) teach the wrong form for these lifts. Nobody will maximize their ability using that form.

    Check my vids. R&R, Dirty Dancing and Sweep the Bar. They should help. Then, check out Glenn Pendlay's Forum for better info on the lifts. Read the thread: no hands, no feet snatches. You can send vids to that as well for critique by some of the best coaches in the country.

    Rock and Roll Don McCauley

    • 3 years ago
    technique video for olympic weightlifting: Check out my blog on www.crossfitsavannah.org for more tips about making your lifting better.-Coach Don McCauley
  • Altitude traininig for 1RMAX type of training has never proven to have an affect(olympic lifting training, for instance). However, I think that altitude training for conditioning training which includes higher rep oly. weightlifting would show the same affects that altitude training for other cardio. sports, when athletes come back down to sea level. I know Suz.'s time for I. was about 15% higher at altitude.

    Isabel at 7,800 ft

    • 2 years ago
    Grace at Hypoxia Crossfit, Ouray, CO.
  • 67kg

    • 2 years ago
  • Grace at 7,800 ft

    • 2 years ago
    Challenge accepted! :) Suzanne doing Grace at 7,800 ft. Alittle hard to breathe as she is living at sea level.
  • You might want to dial up "Suzanne Leathers" on youtube and see her set new Masters National records in both lifts and the total, of course.-proud husband

    The Dirty Dancing Drill Don McCauley

    • 3 years ago
    A drill for learning how to extend and withdraw (retreat) the hips during the olympic lifts. Look for more weightlifting tips that will make you a better lifter on my blog at www.crossfitsavannah.org.
  • Way to go, Ripley.

    Nicole McDonald at the Masters Nationals 2011

    Columbus WL
    Savannah, GA April 1-3, 2011
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