New on our Patreon: Karlos Nasar’s Power Snatch Session from the 2023 Europeans Training Hall. 230kg Front Squat Triple 150kg Power Snatch + Hang Snatch 170kg Power Clean Double
Blast from the Past … This one is from the 1983 “Rekordmeeting am Langbathsee” in Austria. Features Bulgarians like: Stefan Topurov snatching 135kg (competing above 60kg). Naim Suleymanoglu (Suleymanov back in the day) snatching 130.5kg and clean & Jerking 165.5kg at 56kg for new world records. Antonio Krastev Snatching 190kg and Clean & Jerks 250kg (new […]
Blast from the Past … Back in 1987 Alexander Varbanov Clean & Jerked 222kg at 75kg! Those were the days! A. Varbanov 222.5 CJ 222.5kg C&J @ 75kg bw. Unofficial record, yet real lift 1987 #preOlympic training) #Bulgarianweightlifitng #varbanovschool Posted by Varbanov School Of Weightlifting / Located at Academy Of Lions on Friday, August 21, […]
Blast from the Past … Here is a recap of the epic battle between Naim Suleymanoglu & Valerios Leonidis at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Men’s 64kg. Features short interviews with both lifters, about how they experienced the competition. Update 17.09.2014: Better Video from the official Olympics Channel (who for some reason disabled embedding) Watch on YouTube.
(Originally posted Feb 10, 2013) Documentary time … Here is a weightlifting classic: “School of Champions: Bulgarian Training Documentary”. Featuring: Max effort lectures from Ivan Abadjiev to a crowd of drained lifters. Update: Now on YouTube
Check out this DIY weightlifting gym from Bulgaria. Nikola Giorgiev transformed what used to be a former air raid shelter into a place where kids can train. Thanks to Pim for submitting.
Ian Wilson found some good clips on a Bulgarian history YouTube channel. It has footage of a young Naum Shalamanov a.k.a. Naim Suleymanoglu. They are from the 1986 European Championships in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz). Naim did 145+187.5 for 332.5kg total at 60kg bodyweight. Both were World Record lifts. Here is the Clean & Jerk The channel also has Alexander […]
Meanwhile in Bulgaria … After his 2 year stint in the US Ivan Abadjiev will return to Bulgaria. Not sure if I understand the Google translate gibberish correctly, but I think he will coach together with Ivan Ivanov (current coach). Update: See this comment by Alex Krychev from Podium Gold: I don’t know where Mr. Petrakiev […]
Here’s another fine clip to get you amped for tomorrow’s session. Zlatan Vanev and Galabin Boevski in a training hall video. Anybody know when this was shot? Update: Miika Antti-Roiko commented that this was at the 1998 Worlds in Lahti, Finland. Thanks to Michal for sharing.