The four specific areas that we want to mobilize in the Olympic lifts are:

  1. Ankle
  2. Hip
  3. Thoracic spine
  4. Shoulder external rotation

A lifter that doesn't spend time mobilizing these areas could have problems executing the lifts with any semblance of good technique. A lack of mobility in these areas can lead to compensatory patterns that could cause injury.

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