Meanwhile in Albania … Daniel Godelli (now 77kg) gets a 165kg Snatch. He posted a 361kg entry total on the 2014 Europeans start list (highest 77kg entry total by 10kg). Also watch his 230kg Front Squat.
Meanwhile in Spain … Lidia Valentin (75kg) squats 170kg x3. In the upcoming European championships she posted the highest entry total (255kg) of the 75kg. Watch her 124kg Snatch and 140kg C&J here. More Heavy Squats from Strong Women: Boyanka Kostova 200kg Squat Nadezda Evstyukhina 200kg x2 Squat Oksana Slivenko 200kg x2 Squat
Meanwhile in China … You can’t manage what you can’t measure - William Edwards Deming Well, now the Chinese weightlifting team can. Looks like they’ve gotten themselves some “instant lift assessment” stations. It tracks the lift’s bar path (in 3d), measures speeds and so can give the coach & athlete instant feedback. Update: Translation from commenter LuLzCatz: […]
Meanwhile in Lithuania … Finally an update from Aurimas Didzbalis. He was not wasting his forced time off and gets a 240kg Jerk from the rack. Update: Just asked Zygimantas Stanulis, he says that Aurimas is still a 94kg lifter. Remember that in 2012 he tested positive. His 2 year ban is almost over (lasts until 10.05.2014) and […]
Meanwhile in Denmark … (I think that’s a first) Strongman Mikkel Leicht gets a 280kg Front Squat. By the way, “Leicht” means “Light/Easy” in German… Also check out the 210kg “Chemerkin style” Push Press and 380kg Deadlift on his channel. More Big Front Squats: Derek Kendall’s 362kg Front Squat Holger Kutroff 300kg Front Squat Chingiz Mogushkov […]
Next stop in Dmitry Klokov’s World Domination Tour is Brussels. We have seen this particular variation a lot in the past, but I think this weight is a PR for him. In the video below he mentions that his best in this exercise is 190kg. 185kg Snatch with a 3s pause at the knees. Brute Strength! Also […]
Flexibility Friday? On his instagram David Durante is currently doing a series on Press to Handstand Progressions. He starts it off with a great flexibility drill using Wall Bars (every gym, no matter weightlifting/gymnastics/crossfit should have some, seriously). This one is a staple in gymnastics training. It’s basically a weighted Pike Stretch. You increase the load […]