This is the resource page for the 2015 Junior Worlds.
I will keep updating it with training hall videos, so you watch out for those.
Doping Update 11.08.2015: Ilia Atnabaev (85kg Snatch Gold) tested positive for stanozolol (via).
Update 18.10.2015: Slow Motion of the 187kg Clean & Jerk.
Update 29.08.2015: Video of Lesman Paredes doing his Overhead Position Shoulder Stretch.
Update 28.08.2015: Luis Mosquera with a bunch of 140kg Snatches.
Update 26.08.2015: Team Armenia Training Session
Update 16.08.2015: Yuan Chengfei (69kg with Front Rack Holds)
Update 12.08.2015: Yuan Chengfei (69kg) with some Clean Pulls at the end of his workout on Day 3.
Update 26.07.2015: Wang Jie (69kg, China) using A 25kg and 20kg Plate to stretch her before her Ankles Training session.
21.07.2015: Yuan Chengfei (69kg) Clean & Jerking up to 160kg.
19.07.2015: Photos from the Training Hall Day 2
18.07.2015: Rim un Sim (58kg, North Korea) performing multiple sets of 10 of what looks like stiff legged Good Mornings.
12.07.2015: Team Iran in the Training Hall (05.06.2015).
- Ali Miri (77kg)
- Reza Dehdar (94kg)
- Peyman Jan (105kg)
Doping Update 10.07.2015: First positives are in.
- Wang Jie (69kg, China), Gold Medalist tested positive for Stanozolol (via)
- Adrian Stratan (85kg, Moldova) also for Stanozolol (via)
08.07.2015: Here is the 30 minute training hall video of the Chinese team.
This was filmed on 05.06.2015 which was their first day in the training hall. There is still plenty more footage from the other days.
09.07.2015: Warm up area during the 77kg.
Jawad Mohammed Karrar (Iraq) hit 140+ for like 10 attempts back there. Bummer his head wasn’t there when he went on stage to open with 148kg.
07.07.2015: another teaser for the 30 min training hall video.
Zhou Jun (58kg, China) doing Rounded Back Deadlifts.
A legit exercise to strengthen the spinal erectors when used with caution and appropriate weight (don’t be stupid!). I think in gymnastics they call it a Jefferson Curl, google it.
Update: Reader Roy Aldo sent in this information about the exercise.
This rounded back deadlift was first used by the great Tommy Kono, USA. In his book, Weightlifting, Olympic Style, 2001, Tommy ends with chapter 12, entitled “The Loosening Deadlift“.
The weight used by the lifter is not important. It should be very light. Generally, after a heavy workout a lifter should do these to decompress the spine, stretch the hamstrings and for overall lumbar muscle tone.
Finally,Tommy recommended 8-12 reps for 1 to 2 sets and he stressed that the movement be done slowly and smoothly as Zhou Jun demonstrated in the video above.
In your video you notice that the training partner of Zhou attempts to coach her in exactly what to do. Note that at the beginning of the movement he emphasizes that her neck be the first part of the body allignment to bend forward. This is exactly how Tommy Kono taught it in his book.
I suspect that since the Chinese do a lot of research that they would probably acknowledge that they imported
great Tommy Kono. He certainly deserves the praise.
05.07.2015: Wu Changsheng doing close stance squats.
Hou Zhihui (48kg) doing Slow Close Stance Front Squats
05.07.2015: Teaser for the 30 minute training hall video of the Chinese team.
Zhao Yongchao (85kg, China) doing Snatch High Pulls (aka Fast Pulls)
01.07.2015: Morning Friday June 5th
Afternoon Friday June 5th
30.06.2015: Jawad Mohammed Karrar (77kg, Iraq) doing Slow Pull Cleans to work on positioning at the end of his training session.
29.06.2015: Training Hall Videos from Hookrgip.
Tuesday June 9th
Monday June 8th
Chinese Team Training on Sunday June 7th
29.06.2015: Photos from the training hall (day 1).
With the help of Andranik Karapetyan and their coach he got it done.
As you can see he, like many in the training hall, has insane back flexibility.
27.06.2015: 2 Olympic champions meet in the training hall.
Dmitry Berestov Power Snatch + Snatching 140kg under the supervision of Giorgi Asanidze.
25.06.2015: Team North Korea in the Training Hall.
24.06.2015: Wang Jie (69kg Junior World Champion) squatting 170kg.
Here is the general warm up of the Chinese team at Junior Worlds. They do it each day together as a group.
This is Mohammed Jawad Karrar’s (77kg, Iraq) heavy training session at the 2015 Junior Worlds.
He worked up to a 145kg Snatch and followed it up with Pulls and Squats
He is the Youth Snatch and Total World Record Holder in the 69kg category.
Later during competition week, once the most of the lifters have competed, the atmosphere is a super relaxed and everybody has some fun in the training hall.
Update 13.06.2015: Anton Savchuk (+105kg, Russia, 19y/o) at the 2015 Junior Worlds.
He went 186 + 229 and cleaned 238kg in an attempt to break the Russian Junior Clean & Jerk record.
Update 12.06.2015: Perfect Overhead Position Challenge!
Lesman Paredes (94kg, Colombia) demonstrating perfect Overhead Position.
Tag your attempt with #ohpchallenge on instagram.
@luckycharms thought that was no big deal and immediately followed it up with this:
… which Dmitry Berestov saw and also had to give a try 🙂
Here a are some of the submissions so far:
Update: Took this really cool photos of Lesman Paredes floating after his 190kg Clean & Jerk. Update: On reddit there was photoshop battle which results in some hilarious posts. 12.06.2015: Here’s Simon Martirosyan preparing himself in the training halls for tomorrows competition. He recently posted this 230kg Clean and Jerk onto his instagram account also. 11.06.2015: Lee Yangjae squats up to 285kg in the training halls. He’s competing this Saturday at 3:30pm. 10.06.2015: HookGrip got a lot of cool footage from the PRK team. They left the Junior Worlds with 3 Golds and 8 Bronze medals. Here’s a Snatch Pull series from Jie Wang, China. She’ll be competing in the 69kg class tomorrow at 12pm Polish Time. She’s currently the favourite to win the group. 09.06.2015: Luis Mosquera attempts a Junior World Record Clean and Jerk on the way to retaining his Junior World Champion status. Team Iran squatting huge weights, with Peyman Jan (105kg) hitting 270kg. 08.06.2015: Clarence Cummings got this massive 170kg Clean and Jerk at 15 years old. 3kg away from the Youth World Record.
@cummingzswagg (69kg, USA ??) clean and jerking 170kg! He just turned 15 years old the other day and this lift is only 3kg of the youth world record. #2015jrworlds A video posted by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on
Simon Martirosyan got some clean grip overhead squats in today. Awesome mobility.
07.06.2015: Huihua Jiang breaks two Youth World Records (+4kg in the snatch, +1kg in the Total). She finished 6/6 with 92kg/113kg/205kg.
Chinese Team in the Training Hall!
06.06.2015: Sara Ahmed in the Training Hall.
05.06.2015: 27 Minutes in the Training Hall with Team Colombia! Featuring Luis Mosquera (69kg) clean and jerking up to 170kg, David Mosquera (62kg), Lesman Paredo (94kg) and many more! This was filmed on 04.06.2015.
Hookgrip also made a sweet video of Luis in the training hall from today (05.06.2015)
Update 04.06.2015: Tour of the Venue!
Here is a tour of the 2015 Junior Worlds Venue.Let us know what else you want to see!
Posted by International Weightlifting Federation on Thursday, June 4, 2015
Update 03.06.2015: I arrived today. Met Sergey Syrtsov and Maxim Agapitov in the lobby.
Here is the training hall. More tomorrow!
Start List Highlights: (post yours in the comments under my “Start List Comments” post)
- w58kg Jenny Alvarez with the top entry total
- w69kg: Sara Ahmed (youth world champion) vs Jie Wang
- m56kg: Cheng Meng Youth WR Holder vs Mirco Scarantino
- m69kg: Luis Mosquera vs Chengfei Yuan (Best Backflip in Weighlifting History) vs Vyacheslav Yarkin
- m77kg: Andranik Karapetyan (2015 Europeans Snatch Winner), Jawad Mohammed Kadhum Karrar (Youth Snatch WR Holder)
- m85kg: Yongchao Zhao
- m94kg: Khetag Khugaev!
- m105kg: Marcel Guidea (I heard he did 235kg C&J in training…)
- m+105kg: Antoniy Savchuk, Simon Martirosyan probably didn’t want to cut weight