DSC00399Leif getting ready for the first pull.

When talking about Olympic style weightlifting, we often ask our athletes to jump. What we are looking for is momentum and elevation on the barbell. During the clean or snatch taking the bar from the floor to the thigh is about getting into position to jump. The jump does not happen until the bar gets past the knees. The common error is to jump to early. To often we see athletes try to jump from the ground in an effort to make the lift. What is needed is Patience. Patience to wait for the bar to get into position before jumping it up. Watch the lifters in this video and post thoughts to comments.

5 rounds for time of:
30 Box Jump
7 Should press, 115 pounds