A few weeks ago, Tim Benjamin, the former GB 400mt runner [44.56secs] and Olympian came back to Wales, and hosted a strength development workshop at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff concentrating on developing the clean and snatch.
Following a very successful athletics career, Tim has now branched out into the fitness industry and now owns and manages several gymnasiums in the Ascot and Windsor area.
Here is the film of the workshop which highlights the development of the clean and snatch. Tim and his colleague John Pye are working with members of my training group.
All the group have never done any work like this before. We’ve been concentrating on body weight exercises, along with the development of plyometric training and complex training using medicine balls as the resistance….
They are all in the early stages of skilled learning but I felt it was time for them to begin to learn those essential movement patterns that underpin the Olympic lifts. It is my intention to introduce these lifts into next years training programme…
Please excuse the poor sound quality in the first few minutes. This was filmed on a very busy training night at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, BUT, it does improve…..
Hope you enjoy the content,
Speak with you soon,
NOTE: Below are the links to Tim’s gymnasiums in Ascot and Windsor….