Train Your Weakness

Functional Fitness, Functional Training
Coach
Brent Fikowski

Features
3 sessions per week
Must use App app to view and log training
Program Training

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Sample Week
Week 1 of 6-week program
Sunday
Week 1 Session 1

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Hello! This Snatch program is 3 times a week, for 6 weeks. This program is designed around 5 fundamentals of the Chinese method of Olympic weightlifting; Stable, Low, Fast, Close, Timing Stable: We will start with a focus on creating stability around the overhead squat. In our first week, we will use various drills to create stability with a focus on PRESSING the bar towards the ceiling throughout various squat depths. Envisioning a PRESS to the ceiling is important in the overhead squat as it will help create a vertical trunk that is optimal for the overhead squat position as well as activate all the stabilizing muscles of the shoulder. This, in turn will help create more consistency in our lifting as well as reduce the risk of injury. Low: Concurrently with Stable, we want to work on getting Low into our overhead squat while maintaining a Stable overhead position. We will perform a variety of overhead squats to different depths with pauses. As we progress, we will use exercises such as the drop squat, drop snatch, and snatch balance to add speed and confidence to this dynamic component of the snatch. Both the depth and quality of our overhead squat are critical in the snatch and we will place a large emphasis on this upfront. Fast: With a well developed Stable and Low position we can start working on the concept of Fast. Fast refers to the period commonly known as the second and third pull. In this phase, we must explosively triple extend to elevate the bar high enough so that we can pull our body underneath it and secure it in the overhead position. Close: This period starts at the floor and continues through the to the end of the third pull. Keeping the bar close to the body throughout the entire lift is important because it keeps the bar moving in a straight line UP. A straight line is the shortest path between two points which means it will be the most efficient way to get the bar from the floor to overhead. Another important result of keeping the bar close is its influence on a stable receiving position. If the bar is allowed to translate horizontally (front or back) at all during the lift, it will generate momentum in that direction. If the bar is to be secured overhead it will be most easily done without the requirement to control forwards or backwards momentum. Timing: This concept refers to receiving the bar at EXACTLY the height we pull it to. It is inefficient to pull the bar any higher than absolutely necessary for the lift and can result in a feeling of being disconnected from the barbell. Additionally, receiving the bar at exactly the apex of the pull prevents the bar from ‘crashing’ on us in the catch. When developing Timing, we use snatches to various squat depths to ensure we are pulling the bar to the correct height for the required squat depth. Please watch the videos below on proper snatch positions and how to tape your hands for snatching. Here is the list of equipment you will need for this program: - Peanut ball - Lacrosse ball - Foam roller - Plates - Barbell - Rig - Kettlebell - Light resistance bands Don't have these items/don't know what to buy? These links below may help. Order them now/find them in stores: Peanut Ball: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie Lacrosse Ball: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie Foam Roller: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie If you have any questions about this program or want video review help, email: support@trainyourweakness.com All billing issues to support@trainheroic.com Let's get snatching! - TYW Team

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Snatches: Proper Squat Snatch

1 x 1 @ MAX lb

Warm-up (4 min):

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Foam roll lats, 2 minutes per side The lats are a common area of restriction when elevating our arms overhead. Foam rolling can help to relax the muscle and allow it to become more extensible.

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Snatches: Behind the Neck Snatch Grip Push Press

5 x 5

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Snatches: 3 Position Overhead Squat

5 x 5

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Snatches: Barbell Power Snatch from Hip

5 x 3 @ _ , _ , _ , _ , 85 %

Tuesday
Week 1/Session 2

Prep (6 min):

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2 Rounds: 30 seconds per side chest stretch 10 Prone Y’s No rest between exercises! The chest is another common area of restriction when in the overhead position. This exercise pairing is meant to create some mobility through our chest as well as warm-up the muscles of our upper back that are going to work to stabilize our shoulders in the overhead position.

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Snatches: 1 Empty Barbell Behind the Neck Snatch Grip Press + 1 Pause Overhead Squat

5 x 6 @ _ , _ , _ , _ , 75 %

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Snatches: Barbell Power Snatch from the Hip + Pause Overhead Squat

5 x 3

Thursday
Week 1/Session 3

Prep (6 min):

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3 Rounds: 60 seconds per side Ankle rockers, 60 seconds per side Hip opener No rest between exercises! The two main areas of restriction in the lower body when it comes to overhead squat are the hips and the ankles. A deep overhead squat relies heavily on being able to get your knees past your toes in the bottom of a squat and your legs to abduct and externally rotate to open space in the hips.

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Snatches: Empty Barbell Sotts Press in three positions (1/4 Squat, 1/2 Squat, deep squat)

5 x 3

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Snatches: Pause Squat Snatch from the Hip

5 x 3

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