Thanks to Anna for sending in this video of a Russian tv show called “The Way to the Olympics”.
It has some footage from the men’s training camp in Taganrog (8:25) as well as the women’s training camp in Rouza (14:25).
As always it would be great if anyone of you could sum up the interesting parts (like what Chigishev and Rigert say).
Huge thanks to Soiren (who already translated the video about Khadzhimurat Akkaev for us).
Here is what’s going on in the video.
Chigishev: “The training in the camp is need for one to hold a strict daily routine. One should eat, sleep and workout at certain times. Those are the components of success.”
Rigert: “Everybody works by an individual plan. We have no generic routine. We have only generic plan of achievements”
Then he mentions that Demanov “hides” the elbows while pulling.
Rigert: “The general rule of thumb is to not disturb those who suceeds and to help athletes who needs it”
Chigishev talks about his experience in Olympic Games 2008.
Ivanov: “In our sport everything is the most simplest and at he same time the hardest. I think that weightlifting is the most difficult sport because world level athlete can compete at a high level 3 times a year at most.”
Then there is a talk about how massage is important for russian weightlifters.
Rigert on Nutrition: “All things must be natural and fresh. And 90% of food is from russia.”
The first meal is borsch and a meat broth (both with beef), then it goes rice, cutlets, and if one wants they can just fry a meat (either beef, pork or chicken).
Chigishev: “We must eat meat, fruits, vegetables… basically all food, because different food contains different vitamins and other elements. We must eat all, and eat big, especcially heavy weight athletes tryig to gain weight”.
They eat all day long, “For strong people we have a strong nutrition”.
Kolesnikov talks about how changed the view on olumpic weightlifting. They used to look wary at female weightlifting but now it is completely normal.
Then there goes a female training camp.
Karakatov, the main coach of female team, talks about their daily regime. 2 a day training, and they have a mandatory nap in between sessions.
They briefly talk about weightlifters’ biographies.
After that narrator speaks about the Shakhty town. There are a lot of champions risen there. Dorokhin tells about the main town’s gym, it’s sections and training halls. Then there is a pretty long history of the gym, nothing very interesting to be honest. Its founder, Rudolf Plyukfelder, talks in an old interview that his main goal is to make people go in for spots for the sake of health. Dorokhin tells about him and his accomplishments. Then he talks about other champions of Shakhty: Vokhonin, Rigert, Kolesnikov. Of course, a few words said about Alexeev.
Then junior competition is showed. Dorokhin tells a bit about Anastasiya Chernyh and talks his precatory words to our weightlifting team.
That’s pretty much all about weightlifting, then there goes powerlifting in paralympics.