I’ve been trying to work some olympic lifts (clean & jerk, snatch) into my routine slowly, mostly just for fun and for a challenge.
I’ve started out slow with basic movements and drills to work up to the actual lifts. I really have a hard time with the squat portion of some of these lifts. Getting down low with proper technique is rather difficult for me, and doing it quickly is extremely hard for me at this stage.
I do squats and front squats frequently, trying to improve strength and range of motion. Even with back squats, it’s quite difficult for me to get down to parallel, and I really have a hard time keeping my chest up and my heels of the ground. Since I’ve never been particularly flexible, I also work on flexibility training.
Does anyone else do olympic lifts?
Any tips for getting the old joints into gear? Especially, tips for improved squatting form and flexibility.