Quick Tip: NOTHING is more important in Weightlifting than the lock out.
I repeat: Nothing!
That goes for your safety as well as your success in a contest.
- If your lock out sucks, you are NOT a weightlifter.
- However, if your lock out is awesome, but everything else about your technique totally fucking blows… you ARE still a weightlifter!
Let’s assume you are in a contest against someone named Punk-Ass. You have an amazing lockout with a 60kg snatch. Punk-Ass can throw over 150kg over his head… but he presses out every lift.
Who wins the contest? YOU! You kicked that wimps ass because he didn’t understand what Weightlifting — as a SPORT — was about. You did. You win! Yay!
- The rules of the GAME of Weightlifting require a rock-solid lock out.
- They do NOT require that you hit your hip, or be efficient in your pull, or do an overhead squat, or triple-extend, or whatever the fuck is trending on Twitter…
Watch Ryan lock this shit out (Yes, that’s a Roman Soldier Singlet – We’re the Asheville Strength Legion for a reason):
Now watch Aislinn do the same (she’s only 16 – she can do it, what’s your excuse?)
No matter what: Lock-The-Fuck-Out! Everything else is icing on the cake.
Now go lift something heavy,