Here is a nice analysis of different bar paths and their causes.
As I mentioned recently I got myself the Unbelievable Bulgarians Training Hall DVD. Fascinating watch if you are into Olympic weightlifting. It shows a glimpse into their world one week prior to leaving for the 1998 World Weightlifting Championships. You’ve probably read a lot about the Bulgarian System already, but actually seeing these balls out lifts is […]
Interesting Clean and Jerk technique. Li Liying pulls with a snatch grip and change to close grip in the catch. It can’t be emphasized enough. If something works for you even if it’s unorthodox -Do It! Reißgriff und ändern Sie den Griff in die Fänge zu schließen.
Nice visual displaying the different phases of a clean. First pull, second pull, drop under the bar, receiving and squat of a clean. Weightlifting Clean Sequence First pull, second pull, drop under the bar, receiving and squat
Greg Everett on the question of how a barbell should come into contact with the body during the snatch and clean. What I want to see with lifters ideally is pretty simple: I want the bar to remain as close to the thighs as possible without being in contact and for the shoulders to remain at […]
Dan John wrote about a “Beginners Program for the Olympic Lifts”. he suggests starting out the Bulgarian way, with deep squats then learn the clean – “Push the floor away” then get the bar overhead – learn true military press, push press, push jerk,split jerk, and the corresponding behind the neck variations of these exercises […]
Over at Elite FTS The Angry Coach writes about his diet and workout program. He calls his programming “Block Training For the Regular Guy” and it sounds pretty reasonable, especially if you’re pressed on time. Main exercises bench press squat deadlift clean He follows Prilepin’s Chart “starting with 50%, going up 5% per week, and […]
Lookin good Mr. Shankle Donny Shankle Cleans 215 kilos from blocks and also Jerks 215 kilos from blocks in preparation for the 2011 Pan Am Games and Senior World Championships.
Clips like this really get me hyped for the next training session. Bulgaria’s Zlatan Vanev warming up at the 1998 World Weightlifting Championships. Here is Zlatan Vanev’s training day on 19 (Tuesday) October 1999. His records in 77 kilos weight class were snatch 165 and c + j 205 and total 370: MORNING SESSION10.10 – 10.28 Snatch 80/2+110/2+140/1+150/1+(155/1 […]