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Should golfers be Olympic Lifting?

I went through a phase of Olympic lifting in high school/college.

I loved it.

Here's an old vid of me in our gritty weight room...

I haven't touched a snatch or clean since probably 2017.

Olympic Lifts are NOT Bad.

I would be totally fine if my athletes Olympic lifted. If that was something they were interested in learning, experiencing and progressing, by all means, let's do it.

However, if it is my choice, I generally would NOT have my athletes touch the Olympic lifts.

Here's why...

First, they're VERY COMPLEX.

I'll be the first to tell you that some complexity in training is great.

But oly lifts aren't complex in regards to the environment or information being given to the athlete, they're complex in a coordination and technique way.

Because of this, it takes a LONG time to get to the point where adaptations can truly be created from the lift.

And while the learning process in itself can be beneficial, it's more a question of: What else could we have accomplished in that time?