coach told me that the DL will have only a positive effect on the clean and jerks.
Also he taught me how to be explosive on the DL
Right now I feel like an idiot practicing cause I really suck at it (more the clean then the jerk actually) so I’m really hoping that I will eventually get the hang of these lifts and for it to become more natural and comfortable and interesting.
Right now, I feel like a true barbie girl just lifting the stupid bar…then I get some testosterone filled comment by a twirp at the gym: you really work hard! Yes, by lifting my measily 45 lbs bar I am working really really hard!!![/quote]
Congrats on the OLY lifting! so much fun, and yes, they’re addictive for me too.
I’ve been working on my lifts for about a year, and the movements are so much cleaner/smoother/ and just seem to flow.
Just a question; what verbal cues did the trainer give you to make the deadlifts more explosive? Mine seem really slow when the weights get heavier. I love to work on speed in order to get past a sticking point.
Thanks, and good luck. Have fun!