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Paleo Radio Bites 47 - Olympic Lifting with Stephanie Gaudreau

Paleo Radio Bites 47 - Olympic Lifting with Stephanie Gaudreau

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held next month in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and along with the gymnastics, track and field, soccer, boxing, and other sports, there's weightlifting. But unlike the weightlifting most of us are familiar with, Olympic weightlifting doesn't involve targeting specific muscle groups. There is no biceps curl, bench press, or dip, no leg press, hamstring curl, or seated row. In Olympic weightlifting there are two moves; the clean and jerk and the snatch, that's it, but despite their superficial simplicity, the clean and jerk and snatch require thousands of hours of practice and the patience of a zen monk to master. On today's show, Stephanie Gaudreau, Paleo Magazine Radio regular and host of Harder to Kill, breaks down the details of Olympic lifting. Why it is her chosen sport, and why the pursuit of Olympic Lifting mastery is worth it's weight in gold medals even if you're not planning on going to the Olympics.   Links & Resources:  Check out Stephanie's