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Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Weeks 10-12

Weeks 10-12 | Training Week/Cycle – Fall Cycle Covering Week(s) 4 – 6 Bodyweight: Back up, steady around 100 kilos   Highlights of Training Program: These weeks were the majority of the volume phase. It started out with a good amount of general physical preparation......

Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Weeks 7-9

Weeks 7-9 | Training Week/Cycle – Fall Cycle Covering Week(s) 1-3   Bodyweight: 99 kilos (going down, and that’s fine…for now)     Highlights of Training Program: These were the three weeks after my competition, I hoped right on the fall cycle because they started......

Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Week 6 – Competition

Week 6 | Training Week/Cycle – Winter Cycle Covering Week(s) 14 (COMPETITION WEEK) Bodyweight: 101.5 ( weighed in at meet at this weight…strange indeed)   Highlights of Training Program: Final week for competition prep, taper week designed to make sure peaking for competition planned for......

Stepping Laterally Up The Mountain (Medium Post)

Doing the work for the work’s sake. Or maybe it’s focus on the process and just the daily work, the daily practice. Not being distracted by all your grand plans that keep you daydreaming rather than taking incremental steps to do better, be better, and......

Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Week 5

Week 5 | Training Week/Cycle – Winter Cycle Covering Week(s) 13 (Redux) Bodyweight: 105 kilos  Highlights of Training Program: Competition prep for the winter cycle continues. Repeat of week 13 again to prepare for my competition. Heavy waves. Best training session of the week(s): Week......

Yasha Kahn’s Olympic Weightlifting Program Philosophy

This is the first of the videos overviewing how Yasha Kahn programs for Olympic Weightlifting. In this video Yasha discusses how he organizes training phases and how he chooses volume, intensity, and exercises.  ...

Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Week 4

Week 4 | Training Week/Cycle – Winter Cycle Covering Week(s) 12, Again? Bodyweight: 104 kilos   Highlights of Training Program: Competition prep for the winter cycle continues. Repeat of week 12 to prepare for a meet I’m actually able to do. More details below. Best......

No Feet Snatches And Meeting The Bar | Training With Yasha Kahn #3

Part of the series where I show you the training Yasha has me doing and record him coaching me during the session. You’ll learn Yasha’s coaching cues, tips, and philosophies as he teaches them to me. ——————————————————————————– Follow Yasha: @yashakahn  ...