Build a Complete Workout With These 9 Best Accessory Exercises for Weightlifting
There’s more to the story in weightlifting than just the snatch and clean & jerk. If you want to get better at the lifts, practicing them over and over again won’t cut it on its own. You should still train them every workout, but the end of your sessions is when you get specific with accessory exercises.
Accessory work usually consists of smaller, high-repetition movements. You train each muscle group by focusing on one specific motion at a time. Think of your presses, core movements, bicep/tricep work, etc. They complement the high-intensity compound movements of everyday weightlifting like the snatch or squat.