The Vaughn Weightlifting Podcast
The Vaughn Weightlifting Podcast
Chad Vaughn
Part 2 - Gymnastics for Weightlifting, Weightlifting for Gymnastics
1 hour 1 minutes Posted Jun 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm.
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DPT and former gymnast, Dave Tilley joins us again, as well as DPT and former Strongman competitor, Dan Pope, to continue the conversation of gymnastics for weightlifting and vice versa. Specific topics include:
1. The importance of being a well rounded athlete to the specialist(i.e. sport specific weightlifter) vs excess specialization
2. Using gymnastics in your warm ups/as auxiliary to assist in athletic completeness and more overall potential as a weightlifter, as well as potentially using CrossFit WODs(ideally without the barbell) for 1-2 weeks after each competition to allow for a mental/emotional break from the monotonous weightlifting program and to assist in physical recovery as well as against excess specialization
3. Overlooked benefits of the "hollow" position for most weightlifters
4. Could a lack of strength/imbalance in the upper body(whether that be shoulders, upper back, etc) be holding you back in the Olympic lifts(this can be typical to early, excess specialization)
5. Of course, MORE on the squat