Welcome to the California Strength Exercise Library, where we have organized the Olympic variations and exercises that we have implemented in building athletic performance over the last eight years*.

*This is not an exhaustive list, check back as we will continue to update each week.

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Dynamic Warm Up's | Movement Preparation | Cooldown

  • Olympic Clean Dynamic Warm Up
  • Olympic Snatch Dynamic Warm Up
  • Movement Prep
  • Cooldown

Snatch Exercises

  • Full Snatch
  • Power Snatch
  • Hang Snatch (Position 2)
  • High Hang Snatch (Position 1)
  • 3-Position Snatch
  • Heaving Snatch Balance + Overhead Squat
  • Snatch Grip Push Press + Heaving Snatch Balance
  • Power Snatch + Hang Snatch
  • Chinese Snatch Pull
  • Snatch + Overhead Squat (5 Second Pause)
  • Plyometric Snatch
  • Snatch Grip Deadlift + Low Hang Snatch
  • Snatch from a Deficit
  • Snatch Off High Blocks
  • Block Snatch Complex: 1 Snatch High Pull + 1 Power Snatch + 1 Snatch
  • Power Snatch + Snatch
  • Snatch + Low Hang Snatch
  • Hang Power Snatch Cycling
  • 1 Muscle Snatch + 1 Snatch Balance
  • 1 Muscle Snatch + 2 Snatch Balances
  • 2 Muscle Snatches + 2 Snatch Balances
  • Snatch Break Off + Low Hang Snatch

Clean Exercises

  • Full Clean
  • Power Clean
  • Hang Clean (Position 2)
  • High Hang Clean (Position 1)
  • 3-Position Clean
  • Power Clean + Low Hang Clean
  • Clean Break Off (2 second hold) + Clean
  • Clean + Push Jerk
  • 1 Clean + 2 Front Squats + 3 Thrusters
  • Clean + 2 Jerks
  • Halt Clean
  • Stage Clean Pull

Weightlifting Technique

  • Teaching Progressions for the Olympic Lifts
    • The Clean
    • The Snatch
    • The Jerk
  • Technique Friday Video Series
    • How to Make Proper Contact with the Barbell in the Snatch and Clean
    • What's the Difference in the Snatch and Clean Pull?
    • How to Perform the High Hang Clean
    • Tips for Finding Your Perfect Jerk Technique
    • How to Perform the Snatch Stage Pull
    • How to Perform the Chinese Snatch Pull
  • Weightlifting Tips

Stretches To Improve Your Mobility and Flexibility

  • Upper Back, Shoulders and Wrists
  • Hips and Adductors (Groin)
  • Hamstrings, Calves and Ankles
  • Twist and Rotation (Spinal Mobility)

Squat Exercises

  • Back Squat
  • Front Squat
  • Box Squat
  • Pause Back Squat
  • Pause Front Squat
  • Tempo Front Squat
  • Front Squat + 2 Jerks
  • Eccentric Front Squat + Pause
  • Hip Belt Squat

Press Exercises

  • Split Jerk
  • Strict Press
  • Push Press
  • Push Jerk
  • Behind the Neck Snatch Grip Push Press
  • Tall Jerk
  • Snatch Grip Push Press (Behind The Neck)

Pull Exercises

  • Conventional Deadlift
  • Snatch Grip Deadlift
  • Sumo Grip Deadlift
  • Deficit Deadlift
  • Snatch Grip Deficit Deadlift
  • Romanian Deadlift

Accessory Exercises - Upper Body

  • Overhead Press From Split Position (Perturbations Series)
  • Behind The Neck Snatch Grip Press (Perturbations Series)
  • Behind The Neck Press + Overhead Squat (Perturbations Series)
  • Single Arm Dumbbell Row
  • Wide Grip Pull Up
  • YTW's
  • Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
  • Neutral Grip Alternating Dumbbell Bench Press
  • Reverse Dumbbell Fly
  • Lateral Shoulder Raise
  • Dips

Accessory Exercises - Lower Body

  • Single Leg RDL with Kettlebell
  • Dumbbell Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat
  • Hamstring Curl
  • Glute Ham Raise
  • Barbell Hip Thruster
  • Partner Assisted Eccentric Hamstring Curl (Nordic Hamstring Curl)
  • Front Foot Elevated Single Leg Split Squat
  • Hip Belt Squat

Accessory Exercises - Core / Abdominal

  • Russian Twist
  • Overhead Medicine Ball Sit Up
  •  Alternating Leg V-Up
  • Medicine Ball V-Up
  • Toe Touch
  • Plank
  • Side Plank
  • Side Plank Wind Mill
  • Partner Assisted Leg Throws
  • Hanging Leg Raises

Plyometric Exercises

  • Plyo Push Up
  • Power Drops (Partner Assisted)
  • Dumbbell Box Jump
  • Seated Box Jump
  • Depth Jump

Speed and Agility Exercises

  • Agility Ladder #1
  • Agility Ladder #2
  • Plate Agility Drill
  • S Drill With Banana Hurdles
  • Linear Banana Hurdle Hops