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Weightlifting is the purest power sport. It is also a well-worn path to strength and conditioning, bodybuilding, and any number of heavy iron pursuits. Mastering the Olympic snatch or clean and jerk brings a lifetime of achievement.

 

The principles of weightlifting can be applied to any sport where there is a requirement for explosive power. But, at the end of the day, it comes down to that singular moment when your body moves in a perfect line, you hoist a heap of metal into the air, drop under it, catch it, and stand up with your arms raised high, carrying the weight of the world with ease.

 

Coach Bob Takano has four decades of experience teaching world champions and high school athletes. He continues to teach young and old, competitors, and casual lifers of all stripes at his facility in southern California. No matter what level of weightlifting success you are pursuing, there is no better programming.  Learn from one of the best and most respected weightlifting coaches in the country.

 

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Here's what people who have followed Coach Takano's coaching practices have said about the man and his methods.
There was a time when you didn't have much choice.
An important ratio for a weightlifter to know is the ratio of the snatch to the clean and jerk. I'm going to tell you why it's important and how to make appropriate training adjustments.
Don't get too excited if you can lift a PVC pipe with perfect form. Learning good technique is just a first stop on the road to weightlifting success, not an end in itself.
The "X" represents a weight.  The weight should be selected preferably by the coach.  Otherwise the athlete can select the weight.  For a beginner, weights should be selected that allow the movement to be completed properly. 
This is pre-competition week 4 for a meet to take place on the weekend of April 29, 30. 
This is the final pre-competition week before the meet on Saturday or Sunday.  PR's are expected in both lifts from all the team members.