Video and Bonus : Gymchat 190 - Olympic Lifting (Karsten Jensen)

Great interview.


Thanks again to everyone who watched and took part in the discussion on Olympic Lifting - much appreciated.

If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video. Look forward to hearing your comments.


We briefly mentioned a bonus the other day. The details :

Anyone who grabs a copy of Karsten's superb 'Olympic Weightlifting Course' (and if you watch the video, you'll appreciate just how powerful this is) by Dec 15 will receive a complimentary e-copy of The Flexible Periodization Method.

Nice one.


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