Olympic Weightlifting 101 with Tamas Feher
Olympic Weightlifting with Tamas Feher
So I’ve managed to secure Tamas for another one of his 1 day practical Olympic weightlifting courses.
I thought rather than talk about Olympic Weightlifting for sports performance I’d let one of the previous workshop attendees give his thoughts. This brief review is by Judo player Dane Mitchell, an athlete I’ve personally coached for a few years and have the pleasure of calling a friend as well as a client/athlete. I’m sure Dane will make a very good S&C coach in the future (when he’s finished throwing people around every day for a living!)
As a sports scientist, competitive Judo player, mixed martial artist and someone very interested in the world of strength and conditioning, the Olympic weightlifting workshop with Tamas Feher was perfect for me.
The day began with us been introduced to Tamas and his impressive accolades.
We then hit the gym! With great detail, Tamas took us through all the Progressions he uses to teach the Clean & Jerk. It was great for everyone to get their hands on and have Tamas personally critique their form, show them corrective exercises, give them valuable coaching cues to use and ask plenty of questions.
The group that attended the course were a mix of coaches and athletes from a wide range of sports. Some clearly had very little experience in Olympic weightlifting yet others were using the lifts in their daily S&C programmes. Despite the mix of abilities and experience, everyone I spoke to seemed to have learned a lot from the workshop and had thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Tamas’ teaching was backed up with his excellent knowledge of exercise physiology and the wealth of experience he has as a coach and a former athlete.
As an athlete or coach you need to work with and learn from the best. Tamas is one of the best in his discipline and his discipline is an essential element of strength and conditioning.