Thanks to the anonymous reader who submitted the following 2 videos. They show the complete warm up routines of female Chinese weightlifter Cao Lei, who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Definitely something to learn from. Warm up for the Snatch: Exercises: Pressing Snatch Balance, Drop Snatch, Overhead Squats, Tall Muscle Snatch Warm up for the Clean and Jerk: Exercises: Scarecrow […]
Sneak peek into a Chinese Weightlifting Training Hall In this video…in this order…16 year old snatching 100kg x 2—16 year old hang snatch 90 kg— 69 kg lifter snatching 140 kg— 105 kg snatching 140 kg x 3 Super Heavy squatting 280 kg x 3— 94 kg lifter squats 290 kg— Super Heavy does a […]
Lu Xiaojun in the 2011 Weightlifting Worlds Training Hall. (Here’s another.) Chinese lifter, LU Xiaojun (-77), 2 days before his event. I was surprised by the heavy load that was on the bar 2 bays before competition and I thought he will do one or two back squats. I was amazed when I saw him […]
Meanwhile in China. 200kg Squat x 13 reps by 17 year old Liu Hao.
Whenever I talk about weightlifting with people who are not into the sport they always envision the super heavyweights with their high body fat percentages. Little do they know that lifters who want to start in lighter weight classes are pretty ripped. Rob Macklem has a great example of that fact. China’s 77kg lifter Lu Xiaojun doing […]
Beijing 2008 gold medalist in the 69kg weight class – Liao Hui has been suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation for three years for doping. (via) Liao will be barred from competition until Sept. 30, 2014, the IWF said on its website. No other details were given, although the government’s China Radio International said he had […]
Here are the Top 3 Still Rings Routines from the 2011 Chinese National Gymnastics Championships.You can find a write up of the competition over at Gymnastics Coaching. These little Chinese gymnastics robots are looking more and more like real humans. I guess they will keep dominating that apparatus for the years to come. Luo Xuan […]
Some pre Beijing 2008 Olympics Chinese weightlifting footage. Past olympic medalists, Zhang Guozheng, Shi Zhiyong, Zhang Xiangxiang and Wu Meijin training for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I didn’t know Zhang Xiangxiang’s back story. From near death straight to Olympic gold!
Here is the recording of the Men’s 77 kg session of the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships Snatch C&J T 1 Lu Xiaojun 165 170 170 200 205 211 375 2 Su Dajin 160 166 168 201 206 211 372 3 Sa Jae-Hyouk 157 157 165 197 203 211 360 Also watch the Men’s 69 kg if you haven’t.