Home // Fitness // Strength Training

Elite Performance with Mike Boyle: 3 Safe Alternatives to Olympic Lifts

November 11, 2013

In this episode of STACK Elite Performance, Mike Boyle shows you three safe exercises that offer benefits similar to those conferred by Olympic lifts.
Mike Boyle, co-founder of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, provides instruction for three exercises that simulate Olympic lifts. These movements are easier to learn, but still build the power athletes need.

Coaching Points

Single-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

- Use a heavy dumbbell.
- Jump, shrug and drive your elbow before catching the dumbbell.
- Sets/Reps: 3x5 each arm

Med Ball Overhead Throws

- Throw med ball as high as possible.
- Explode through your hips.
- Sets/Reps: 3x10

Med Ball Squat to Overhead Press Throw

- Squat and throw the med ball overhead.
- Sets/Reps: 3x10

Click here to see more Elite Performance tips With Mike Boyle.