Top US Youth Lifter in the 53 kilo weight class Kaija Bramwell making two Personal Records on her Thursday Training Session. Kaija made a new Personal Record in the Power Snatch and Overhead Squat with 60 kilos. We use this exercise to work on Speed and Full Extension (Power Snatch). We add the Overhead Squat after the Power Snatch to work on Stability and Position Control. We want the athlete to remember transition into the Full Movement.
The Second Record came in the Power Clean and Push Jerk. Here Kaija made 75 kilos very smooth. Like the Power Snatch, the Power Clean is used to work on Speed and Full Extension. Less weight is handled with these movements as compared to their Full Squatting counter parts. Because of this their is less stress on the body. The Push Jerk is incorporated with Power Cleans to work on Vertical Decent Speed and Upper Back Strength & Flexibility. We do not intend on making her a Push Jerker in Competition however it is a great exercise to work on control and stability. It is very athletic lift. We strive to develop maximum strength in as many positions as possible. We refer to this as “Well Rounded Strength.” Being well rounded and athletic are keys to success in any sports endeavor.