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Dmitry Klokov Interview on “Body Time” with Andrey Skoromnyy (Why he likes his Stiff Legged Deadlifts so much)

Dmitry Klokov filmed an episode of “Body Time”with Russian bodybuilder Andrey Skoromnyy.

Here is a summary of the points they mentioned.

Thanks to Juri for the translation effort. If you find more interesting points, let me know in the comments.

Update: Here is another Body Time Episode with Dmitry.

Klokov says Akkaev only Overhead Presses 120kg for fun, because he has perfect lockout. Klokov’showever needs more strength, because his form is not perfect.

Do you do cardio? Klokov: Yes, I squat sets of 10 sometimes. Like 275 kg x10.Out of the 15 Russian team members only 3 or 4 train OHP actively or seriously.

He weighed in at 125kg after lunch at his “best”. He is around 108-9 at the time of the video.

Klokovs motto: “to get stronger you need to get stronger”.

Why he likes his Stiff Legged Deadlifts so much

Dmitry on purpose deadlifts more than he squats. So his back is stronger than his legs. That’s why his tendency is to stiff-leg snatch for example rather than “squat then up” (regular).

Because at max weights form breaks down “instinctively”…

If the form breaks down he wants it to break down into the stiff legged form and not in the “squat the weight up” form, which would happen if you have weak back and strong legs.

Basically he says leg-drive deadlift (regular) style is beneficial for Cleans and back-drive deadlifts (stiff legged) for Snatch (which is not that surprising) and he decided to focus more on the stiff legged stuff personally.

And he likes snatching more. So he puts more effort into it

He never does pulls from blocks. Only from deficit.

Andrei Chemerkin strict Pressed 200kg.

Q: Do you do cardio? Klokov: Yes, I squat sets of ten sometimes. Like 275kg x10.

(also he deadlifts for sets of 10 as cardio, like 280kg x10)

Before big comps two full massages in a sauna a week too

His Plan for the Near Future

More: Dmitry Klokov interviewed by Nikolai Valuev

Dmitry Klokov Interview on “Body Time” with Andrey Skoromnyy (Why he likes his Stiff Legged Deadlifts so much) is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

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