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Olympic Weightlifting Book Recommendations

In Episode #9 of the 70’s Big Podcast Glenn Pendlay was asked what weightlifting books he recommended (question is at 48 min in the podcast).

His recommendations:

If you are only going to buy one book about Olympic Weightlifting “The Weightlifting Encyclopedia” by Arthur Drechsler is the best book. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about weightlifting from A to Z.

If you are looking for a book about technique, pulling technique in particular buy Don McCauley’s Power Trip

Greg Everett’s book is more general, about the sport of weightlifting overall.
It’s easier to read than the WLE and oriented towards the beginner.

Olympic Weightlifting Book Recommendations is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

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