1. Understanding Principle & Function:
Goal: Grasp the fundamental mechanics and rationale behind the skill.
Process: Through tutorials, videos, and one-on-one coaching, familiarise yourself with the core principles of the specific Olympic weightlifting move.
Outcome: A clear conceptual understanding of the skill and its significance in weightlifting.
2. Practice through Unloaded Drills:
Goal: Refine technique and form without the influence of heavy weights.
Process: Engage in repetitive drills using light or no weights, focusing on precision, posture, and movement fluidity.
Outcome: Muscle memory development and a strong foundation in the movement pattern.
3. Conditioning via Volume, Frequency, & Density:
Goal: Enhance endurance and adaptability of the skill under various conditions. Process: Gradually increase the repetitions (volume), the number of training sessions (frequency), and the amount of work done in a set timeframe (density).
Outcome: Increased stamina, resilience, and adaptability in executing the skill, preparing the body for more intense training.
4. Strength Building through Overload:
Goal: Increase power and strength in the specific skill.
Process: Progressively add weights (overload) while ensuring optimal form and technique are maintained.
Outcome: Enhanced ability to execute the skill with higher weights, leading to greater strength and proficiency in Olympic weightlifting.
By following this 4-step model, athletes ensure a structured and systematic approach to skill development in Olympic weightlifting, optimising results while minimising injury risks.