with Dr. Lauryn Ginsburg
Learn how to coach and modify the snatch and clean and jerk for clients with pain or mobility limitations
What We Cover
Introduction to Olympic Weightlifting
In this lecture based module, we discuss what the Olympic lifts are, the prerequisites for being able to do these lifts safely and correctly, and the most common injuries and areas of pain associated with these lifts. We review some of the common drills typically programmed for both of these lifts and discuss warm up and recovery techniques and general guidelines for programming.
Training and Modifying the Snatch
In this interactive module, we go in depth on how to perform the snatch, as well as how to modify the movement based on a person’s injury, pain, or lack of mobility. You will learn how to screen for common mobility deficits and some of the common sources of discomfort such as hip, shoulder, and back pain.
Training and Modifying the Clean
The clean requires both lower and upper body mobility to perform correctly, In this module, we talk in depth about the clean technique and the required mobility to get into this position correctly. You will learn how to screen for hip and ankle mobility and what it takes to get into a successful front rack position. We finish this module by discussing proper pulling and squat stance width based on a person’s anatomy and then take a deep dive into common injuries and ways to modify around them.
Coaching and Modifying the Jerk
There are a few different jerk variations (split jerk, power jerk, and squat jerk) that we will cover in depth in this module. After reviewing the technique of the jerk we will discuss common problems that people run into like shoulder, wrist, and elbow pain, as well as low back pain, when performing the jerk. Finally, we will screen for thoracic, shoulder, lat, wrist mobility and go over ways to address these mobility deficits to help reduce pain and/or overcompensation that could increase injury risk in the future.
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Lauryn Ginsburg
Hi, I'm Lauryn, and I'll be your instructor for this course!
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and own a cash-based practice in Boston called SportsFit Physical Therapy. Since 2016, I've been competing in Olympic Weightlifting both locally and at the national level and have numerous MA State records for my weight class. I'm also a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certified Coach (USAW).
I created this course to help coaches and rehab professionals improve their management of athletes who routinely train the Olympic lifts.
The principles in this course will not only teach you how to work with people that have pain or mobility limitations, it will teach you how to EMPOWER them to live stronger and healthier lives! Read my full bio here.
What Others Are Saying
Brady Hoover, ACSM-CPT
"I was really impressed and loved the course on Olympic Lifting from Barbell Rehab. The two lifts talked about in Olympic Weightlifting can be very complex. This course really breaks down all the movement patterns needed to be able to perform these exercises safely and correctly. Learning about the things needed to master and modifications that can be done to begin to work on these movements was so very helpful."
Sharon Palermo, USAW-L1, USAP-L1, CF-L1
"The course allowed me to learn how to spot mobility issues with athletes and best adapt movements to cater to those restrictions. It also gave me great tools to offer clients with improving ROM. I plan on using this knowledge to help athletes become more aware of how their bodies move and the possible reasons, and how to improve their mobility overall in order to be more functional under the bar as well in their daily life, when it comes to proper form and movement."
Kelli Mokeler, ACSM-CPT, FMS, TRX
"I thought the course was very thorough and easy to understand and follow. There were a variety of athletic levels that attended the course and Dr. Lauryn did a great job working all with all abilities in the audience. Dr. Lauren answered all questions with detailed and specific examples. This allowed me to fully understood what was being explained and presented."
|9:00–10:00||Introduction to Olympic Weightlifting Lecture|
|10:00–11:00||Coaching the Barbell Snatch|
|11:00–11:45||Troubleshooting and Modifying the Snatch: Common Errors|
|11:45–12:30||Mobility Assessment and Interventions for Olympic Weightlifting (Part 1)|
|1:30–2:00||Mobility Assessment and Interventions for Olympic Weightlifting (Part 2)|
|2:00–3:30||Coaching and Modifying the Clean|
|3:30–4:30||Coaching and Modifying the Jerk|
|4:30–5:00||Conclusion and Q&A|
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