Last weekend the man himself, Ilya Ilyin joined the crew for the Long Island seminar (video below).
To those of you who attended, How did you like it? What did you learn? Are they good teachers? What didn’t you like? Was the Language barrier a problem? I want to know everything
Share your experiences in the comments.
Also, check this list for upcoming seminars near you.
Don’t miss the Power Clean + Strict Press by Dmitry at 21:15. 150?160?
Update: Your Answers.
From reader Seth:
I thought it was amazing. I learned that everything I was taught under USAW is completely different from the way they do it. They even said that we rely too much on our hips to bounce the bar up instead of using our shoulders to pull the weight up.
Vasily is a great teacher and was very hands on when he showed us what we were doing wrong. Klokov was just as great, he manually put you into the right positions and made sure you understood how it should feel.
The language barrier was fine because if either one of them could not express what they were saying they would get Nikita or Yasha to translate what they were saying. The biggest thing I learned is that I know nothing and I am no where near as strong as I thought I was.
Once the seminars are over I will be making trips to Norwood Weightlifting every six to eight weeks to learn from Nikita and learn the Russian version of these lifts.