Want to do better in your next Olympic Weightlifting competition? Start taking more Practice Tests — In today’s episode of Weightlifting Academy!
Teaching to the test is only a problem when the tests are stupid. The fact that most tests are poorly designed doesn’t change the fact that the world is full of tests you want to pass.
You may not agree that Olympic Weightlifting is an accurate assessment of your strength and athleticism, but that doesn’t change the rules of the game.
Every test is a game. It pays to practice playing the game, AKA, take more practice tests!
Singlet Sunday is my formalized way of making every athlete take a micro-test every week. (We also do bigger tests, “Mock Meets”: informal competitions — we strip out the formal stuff, but leave in all of the really important things.)
Make sure that on your Singlet Sundays (it can be another day of the week!) you focus on a few key things:
- Lock out!
- Wait for a down signal (even if you are imagining it).
- Practice what it takes, and how long it takes, to REALLY get warmed up and in the groove before you take your opener.
You can make these as informal or formal as you want. The point is to practice the art of test taking, because that’s what a competition is — albeit, a fun one.
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