No GHD, No Problem … Here are improvised Back Extensions performed by Julián Ribera and Mathias Llerena in the youth worlds training hall. More: Simon Martirosyan doing the same variation.
Meanwhile in Ukraine … Dmytro Chumak (94kg) snatching 185kg! Assuming this is pre Rio 2016. Snatch 185kg/407lb A video posted by Dmytro Chumak (@dmitryichumak) on Dec 16, 2016 at 2:49am PST
From the 2015 Worlds … Kim Kwang Song (77kg, North Korea) snatching 171kg! One of the few 77kg 170kg+ snatchers in the past years. He tested positive after this (ban ends 21.12.2019). More: Team North Korea Squatting in the Training Hall Team North Korea Full Training Session
Here are some clips from team China during a morning session at the 2015 world championships. (Lu Xiaojun and Tian Tao did their Front / Back Squat session in the afternoon that day) Featuring: Deng Mengrong, Jiang Huihua, Wu Jingbiao, Shi Zhiyong, Su Ying, Deng Wei Contents: warm up Deng Mengrong doing Snatch Fast Pulls / Panda […]
Over on his youtube channel, Mikhail Koklyaev started a Weightlifting A-Z series. In part one he has some good upper and lower body stretches that help you move your rusty body into the right position during the lifts. More: Mobility 101 on ATG 1. Weighted Belt Squat on Boxes 2. Weighted Shoulder Stretch 3. Seated […]
After all the rumors there is finally something official to report from Liao Hui. 6 months after he, rather bluntly, announced his retirement from weightlifting, Liao Hui said he will give weightlifting another shot and prepare for Tokyo 2020! Sources (they all pretty much say the same thing): sports.china.com sports.sina.com sports.sina.com.cn
From the 2015 Worlds … Apti Aukhadov’s 212kg Clean & Jerk for bronze in C&J and Total. Same weight he made at the 2016 Russian nationals. More: Apti Snatching in Training.
Meanwhile at the American Open … 16 year old CJ Cummings (69kg) Clean & Jerks 183kg! 1kg above his official youth world record! (this competition only counts towards American records)
Meanwhile in Israel at European Juniors & U23 … In his first competition after winning Olympic gold in Rio Lasha Talakhadze went 193, 200, 205 in the snatch and 222, 235 in the clean and jerk, thus winning the U23 +105kg session. There we go! Here is @talaxadzelasha snatching 205kg at European U23 today. Thanks to @barlewi for […]