Meanwhile in China … Apparently Lu Xiaojun snatched 180kg! More: Watch his 176kg Snatch World Record here.
It’s finally here: Lift the World by the International Weightlifting Federation. It’s meant to introduce weightlifting to a general audience, which means that you won’t see the craziest training lifts or the latest discussions about training programs. No, it’s about the people and the passion behind the world’s best sport. I think you’ll agree that […]
Here is a Blast from the Past … Lu Xiaojun winning the 69kg category at the 2004 Junior World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Snatch: 142.5, 147.5, 152.5 Clean & Jerk: 175, 175, 180 After this he didn’t compete iternationally for another four years until he made his comeback debut in the 77kg at the 2008 […]
Meanwhile in China … Quick clip from the Chinese winter training camp (where Tian Tao also C&Jed 220kg). Update: Part 2 with Wu Jingbiao Snatching 135kg! Also Ding Jianjun 170kg Front Squat, Li Fabin 170kg Jerk, Lu Haojie 140kg Snatch, Zhang Jie 190kg Front Squat. Translation of Part 2 Thanks to Tim> Narrator: Every year […]
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) Update 21.01.2015: Liao Hui does it with […]
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 […]