Don’t Forget the Speed

Over the last two weeks I’ve compiled a lot of great information on Olympic weightlifting for throwers. Weightlifting coaches provided their feedback on variations of the lifts for throwers and lifting technique. Elite throwing coaches Dan Lange and Don Babbitt discussed how they implement Olympic lifting in their programs. And I reviewed Greg Everett’s book Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, which provides great teaching progressions for each lift. But in all the great advice each coach gave, one thing was barely mentioned: speed.


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  1. […] Don’t Forget the Speed – A quote from Bondarchuk about the ineffectiveness of training at slow speeds when the goal is to throw an heavy object at 25-32 meters per second. […]

  2. […] topic: the importance of speed. As Vern Gambetta likes to say, you have to train fast to be fast. Bondarchuk agrees. If anything, this focus on velocity-based training is bringing a focus back on […]

  3. […] I’ve given a teaser and interviewed the translator, but I have yet to give my own thoughts on Dr. Bondarchuk’s new book The Olympian Manual for Strength and Size. As we are sending out the pre-orders I thought it was time for me to weigh in with my thoughts. As I normally do in my book reviews, I will give an overview of the book, discuss in detail it’s organization and content, and then summarize what I like and didn’t like. […]

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