In Part 4 of his series on the Chinese Weightlifting System, Kirk explains how the Chinese incorporate periodization into their training. It works like a basic A/B testing method: Analyze weaknesses and strongest features exchange exercises accordingly give it 4 weeks to get results Negative results? -> start at 1. and reanalyze. Positive results? -> stick with […]
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Lu Yong (19 at the time) at the 2005 World Weightlifting Championships At 2:23 snatching 171 kg, he yells “it’s too light!” 太轻啦. Apparently true, because in his third attempt he snatched 175kg. With 210kg in his Clean and Jerk he totaled 385kg. (New Junior Total World Record) Learn More about Chinese Weightlifting here. As the […]
Chinese Weightlifters banging out some full ROM handstand push-ups. Not that surprising when you consider how much gymnastics exercises Chinese lifters do in their first years. From the video description: Chinese Lifters Lu Xiaojun & Su Dajin performing handstand push-ups after one of their morning workouts prior to the 2010 World Weightlifting Championship. Next, I want to see Hossein Rezazadeh do […]
I am enjoying the Chinese Weightlifting System series by Kirk from lifthard.com. In Part 2 he went into “The Technique of the Chinese Weightlifters” and touches the debate of triple extension vs. catapult technique. Part 3 is about the Various Phases of Athlete Preparation. He explains how the Chinese train their young athletes. By estimation, lifters will peak to world level […]
Kirk from lifthard.com who trained under Chinese Weightlifting Coach Wu answers questions about the Chinese Olympic weightlifting training methods. Update: See below. The basic outline Yes, we do max as much as possible, and training is generally, “train so hard you can’t walk” and yes, there’s no such thing as short cuts. Yes, the premise of overtraining […]