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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  ...

Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Week 3

Week 3 | Training Week/Cycle – Winter Cycle Covering Week(s) 12 and 13 Bodyweight: 103 kilos (moving on up)   Highlights of Training Program: Competition prep for the winter cycle continues. More frequency of waves where snatch and clean and jerk waves are programmed three......

Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Week 2

Week 2 | Training Week/Cycle – Winter Cycle Covering Week(s) 11 Bodyweight: 100.8 Kilos – holding steady at the moment   Highlights of Training Program: This is the first week of competition prep for the winter cycle Yasha has me on currently. Once again, it......

Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Week 1

Week 1 | Training Week/Cycle – Winter Cycle Covering Weeks 9 and 10 Bodyweight: 100.8 Kilos Highlights of Training Program: Much more heavy pulls this week and going heavier with the waves with classic lift variations such as clean deadlift + clean and Jerk Best......

Lasting Principles | Yasha Kahn | Week 0

Beginning…Again It was almost five weeks since I posted on social media that I was going to formally work under and be coached by my good friend, Yasha Kahn. Yasha is a three time US national medalist in weightlifting and very smart and learned coach.......

Fixing Snatch Turnover And Leg Drive In The Jerk | Training With Yasha #2

This is the second in 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 Check out......