Lu Xiaojun Back Exercise “Lu Rows”

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Over at his blog Rob Macklem posted this sequence of Lu Xiaojun getting his Back Pump on in the worlds training hall. Usually I am not a fan of naming exercises after athletes, but “Round Back Deficit Snatch Grip Deadlift Row” is just too long. So I’m just going to call them Lu Rows for now (since “Chinese Rows” is already taken) . From […]

Lu Xiaojun Bottom Up Overhead Squats

Lu Xiaojun Bottom Up Overhead Squats

Meanwhile in China … Lu Xiaojun does Bottom-up Overhead Squats (Dead Overhead Squats) with 180kg. Here, Lu Xiaojun is using this movement during a mid-week session to train his support strength and practice his balance in the catch position. Notice how he finds his balance point before standing. (via Ma Strength) More Lu: 176kg Snatch World Record 260kg […]

Lu Xiaojun 175kg Snatch + 200kg Clean & Jerk 2014 Asian Games *Update* Short Interview

Lu Xiaojun 175kg Snatch + 200kg Clean & Jerk 2014 Asian Games *Update* Interview Needs Translation

Meanwhile in Korea … at the 2014 Asian Games. Here are Lu Xiaojun’s lifts from the 77kg Session: It started out pretty normal. He went 3/3 in the Snatch with 165, 170 and 175. All lifts very solid. In the Clean & Jerk however he missed his first two attempts at 200kg! Luckily he made his […]

Lu Xiaojun Documentary + Interview with English Subtitles

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Thanks to Ma Strength we get some subtitles on a short Lu Xuaojun documentary and a longer interview he did on CCTV. The first video is  more like a quick portrait, but nevertheless sheds some light on how and when he started weightlifting. (Spoiler: He started with 13 and not 19, as was the rumor). Transcript In […]

Current Snatch and Clean & Jerk World Records

Current Snatch World Records

Here is a compilation of the current men’s Snatch World Records. 56kg: 138 kg Halil Mutlu 62kg: 153 kg Shi Zhiyong 69kg: 165 kg Georgi Markov 77kg: 176 kg Lu Xiaojun 85kg: 187 kg Andrei Rybakou 94kg: 188 kg Akakios Kakiasvilis 105kg: 200 kg Andrei Aramnau +105kg: 214 kg Behdad Salimi Update: Here are the […]

Lu Xiaojun & Liao Hui 2013 Worlds Training Hall

Lu Xiaojun & Liao Hui 2013 Worlds Training Hall

First video from the 2013 Worlds training hall comes from David Boffa. Lu Xiaojun, Liao Hui and (Tian Tao ?)at work. Muscle Snatches, Snatch High Pulls and 170kg x3 Deficit Snatch Grip Deadlifts. More: Lu Xiaojun Barbell Side Bends in the 2011 Worlds Training Hall Lu Xiaojun 160kg Snatch High Pulls Liao Hui at the 2013 Chinese […]