Foundational Training for Youth Athletes: Are You Doing It?

Children's Fitness, Judo

I recently started working with a local high school here in Japan, and it's one of the few in my area that has a weightlifting team. The weightlifting coach, a nice man who knows more about the Olympic lifting techniques than I ever will, approached me to work with his non-competition team.


While these high-schoolers were working hard (in true Japanese high school sports club style), many of the athletes were not seeing their lifts go up much, if at all. So their coach asked me to observe some of their practices, and then to work with the non-competition lifters.



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