Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting 7-18-13

Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting 7-18-13

Weightlifting training footage of Catalyst weightlifters. Jes snatch + OHS, Audra back squat, Alyssa clean, Jess clean, Audra halting snatch deadlift, Jes Cl…

How to Build an Olympic Lifting Platform in Less than Four Minutes: Time Lapse

Total “Real” Time: Roughly 8 hours, if we subtract “lunches”, we’re looking at 5 hours–and that includes gathering the materials. For those who know what th…
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32 thoughts on “Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting 7-18-13”

  1. Hey Greg, I’ve been watching a few videos here and there and I was just
    curious as to why you and your athletes do a dip (w/o jerking) after their
    cleans? Is it just to practice the position for when they actually do jerks?

  2. Catalyst Athletics

    Yeah it’s just a way to get strong and confident in that dip position when
    you’re not actually jerking. That one I learned from Zygmunt Smalcerz, but
    I also use a number of different exercises like jerk dip squats (more
    controlled movement), jerk springs (series of reps using the elasticity in
    the bottom of the dip), etc.

  3. Catalyst Athletics

    She has been pushing extremely hard for several months with no break, so
    yes, it’s a change of pace while she has some time without any meets coming
    up. I like doing high-rep squats occasionally, just not often.

  4. What’s the reasoning for Audra’s higher-rep squat work? Or is just a change
    of pace for a while?

  5. Interesting, thanks for taking the time to answer all of the YouTube
    comments and questions -it’s appreciated.

  6. Radiation Titan

    Im confused how this is built it went too fast and what materials are
    needed. Im very building dumb. Is there a step by step faq somewhere?

  7. its a beautiful platform, would love to train on it. But there is no need
    to have a mirror, especially with it so close to the platform. Its good for
    a little bit of technical work, but if you get too dependent on it then
    you’re screwed when you lift without one.

  8. Radiation Titan

    Im confused how this is built it went too fast and what materials are
    needed. Im very building dumb. Is there a step by step faq somewhere?

  9. The rolls are not as thick as the straight mats, but if you wanted to have
    mats with no lines/crease/seams then you could just order enough feet to
    have more than one layer.

  10. ThrowerNetwork .

    All of the above estimates are based on normal prices found at stores like
    Orchard/Home Depot/Lowes/Tractor Supply. To make a platform for less than
    $200 dollars, you could change the dimensions to 6ft x 8ft instead of 8ft x
    8ft, which would cut the need for 2 stall mats to 1 stall mat. You could
    also use lower quality plywood–and eliminate the paint and
    polyurethane–as well as the mirrors. This would make the project less
    expensive, although not quite as professional or nicely finished.

  11. ThrowerNetwork .

    Thanks; glad that you like it! Yes, you pretty much summed it all
    up–except I used a “nail gun” instead of screwing the pieces together–but
    either methodology would work. We opted to both “glue it” and “nail it” so
    that there would be no worry about it coming apart; more than 18 months
    later, it is still as good as new!

  12. ThrowerNetwork .

    Assuming you have or can borrow the tools that make the project go much
    faster (and life a lot easier), you’re looking at easily getting below $350
    dollars. For a very conservative estimate of costs: 4 pieces of average
    quality plywood = about $90 1 piece of high quality type plywood = about
    $45 2 pieces of rubber horse stall mat = about $85 mirror(s) with mounts =
    about $65 paint = about $15 semi-gloss polyurethane = about $15 gorilla
    wood glue = about $15 nails = about $15

  13. Of course dude..thats why you get rubber mats. Make sure to glue the woods
    down using liquid nail and some screws too

  14. Yeah was painting it a good idea? It came out looking great but, after
    lifting on it, did the paint hold up and does it get slippery?

  15. ThrowerNetwork .

    @Kjeldsen001 Haha, I swear I was trying to “save the environment” by not
    wasting electricity! Honest! Seriously though, good point; hindsight
    strikes again!

  16. Michael Hoopes

    Did you glue the four sheets of ply togther, as well as screw them? Also,
    did you glue the rubber to the ply? I am assuming the rubber was 3/4,
    looking through the previous comments and answers. Looks great!

  17. ThrowerNetwork .

    The Polyurethane makes it like a basketball court. All higher-end platforms
    I’ve ever seen are coated with this, so luckily, no slipping at all! I
    would highly recommend painting the wood and then coating it with a few
    layers of Polyurethane. It looks, nicer, more professional, and helps
    strengthen the wood surface too!

  18. ThrowerNetwork .

    @bladdan Not at all; literally it is like the same finish you would find on
    a quality basketball court. LeBron James wouldn’t slip and neither would

  19. Great job! I just wanted to know what type of paint you used and how many
    coats you recommend. Thanks! And once again, great job!

  20. ThrowerNetwork .

    I appreciate the concern and looking out–but though formaldehyde was once
    an issue in a variety of woods–that is really no longer the case. Stores
    like Home Depot carry formaldehyde-free plywood, and generally speaking,
    the higher quality the plywood, the less likely it would use formaldehyde
    in the first place. Additionally, in the US at least, in 2010 a new law
    significantly limited the formaldehyde allowed in wood products. End
    result, plywood is a better quality than ever–and safer too!

  21. This is awesome. I was just looking for some good strong matting, I will be
    calling a Tractor Supply company tomorrow!

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