What makes the weightlifting movements so special is that they are a functionally novel combination of strength, speed, power, precision, and mobility. No other exercises can provide the unique, supremely functional training stimulus that they can offer. This is what makes them so attractive to athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all kinds; across the board, they make people stronger, faster, and more agile. At the same time, the technical requirements for their execution intimidate many. The general consensus, even amongst strength coaches, is that they are both difficult to teach and learn. We disagree. Strongly.