Episode #4: Should MMA Fighters Use Olympic Lifts? A Discussion about Olympic Lifting with Ingrid Marcum

Olympic lifting has created quite a few discussions in the fitness world.

  • What are the Pros and Cons?
  • Who should use Olympic lifts?
  • Who should avoid them?
  • How to find a good coach.
  • and more.

Some people believe that these lifts are the end all, be all way to develop power in athletes.

Others never use them at all.

In this interview, Ingrid Marcum discusses how she uses Olympic lifts with her clients, when she uses them, why she uses them and how she keeps her clients safe in the process.


Download this podcast here.

Ingrid was a competitive gymnast growing up, became a national champion Olympic lifter at 33 and trained for the Olympic bobsled team for many years. Needless to say, this girl is one hell of an athlete and knows her stuff, when it comes to training.

If you, your team or other people that you know are thinking about using the O lifts in their training program, they can’t afford to miss this one!

If you’d like to get in touch with Ingrid and learn more about these lifts, you can connect with her on Facebook.  Click here to connect with Ingrid.