The mere practice of the Olympic lifts teaches an athlete how to apply large amounts of force. Part of the extraordinary abilities of an Olympic lifter arises out of his having learned how to effectively activate more of his muscle fibers more rapidly than others who aren’t trained to do so. This becomes extremely important for athletes who need to remain at lower body weights for athletic purposes but need to learn how to apply greater force. – Arthur Dreschler

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  1. stellaguinness said:

    I forgot to talk to you about this yesterday, so here are the takeaways that I have from this post. Over the past three months that we have been working together, I have noticed that as my weight decreases, and my muscle gains, I am able to move through the lifts, and exercises with much more ease. Not only that, but the amount that I am able to lift increases, I can get under a bar quickly. As before it’s seem to take more effort. I believe that is due to two things. My understanding of the movement one, and the second, the ability to position myself much more quickly than I used to. I hope this makes sense. We can certainly talk about it more, but I totally understand where you’re coming from with this post. Very relevant for me. Thank you!


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