I guess I don’t Get it. Is he suggesting that only Olympic lifters should do Olympic lifts. That’s stupid. And 99.99% of guys that workout at gyms without platforms are not looking for functional movement anyway….just bulk.
I have always used Olympic lifts to teach energy transfer, acceleration, and the culmination of forces. Not to increase verticals or punching power. Not that any coach’s first suggestion would be olympic lifts for any of these.
And why can’t Olympic lifters in regular gyms (without platforms) practice their trade. The whole-part practice idea. Why can’t that do the initial shrug, high pulls, cleans, front squats, and push jerks. I mean I have never head of a “sport” that the only way you improve is to practice the entire movement or skill all the way through….Unless we are talking about poker which apparently ESPN finds a sport.
I may have missed the full point of this article but some of the original authors statements seem incorrect.
FYI ANY GYM THAT DOESN’T HAVE PLATFORMS WILL LIKELY NOT HAVE MEDBALLS EITHER