Caption this photo. I suggest “Show Stopper”. Ding Jianjun, Clean & Jerk, Photo by Rob Macklem Ding Jianjun 175kg Clean Jerk attempt at the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang City, Korea. In case you’re wondering, he didn’t make that lift (did 170kg , failed at 175kg), but won gold in the 62 kg class.
Here’s a little treat for you. Pick an exercise and perform 1 rep in minute 12 reps in minute 2…x reps in minute x until you can’t finish the prescribed reps in the minute. Below is Mikko Salo doing a 60kg “Death by Clean & Jerk” (ok, it’s power clean and push press) after a […]
Olympic Weightlifting is an art. The art of efficient movement. These 300 fps super slow motion clips of Kendrick Farris’ 157kg Snatch and Chad Vaughn’s 175kg Clean &amp; Jerk at the 2010 Arnold Classics are fine examples of that art.
In Part 5 of his series on the Chinese Weightlifting System, Kirk has offers some really good insights into what exercises the Chinese use to correct technical errors in their lifts. We just do something that fixes the weak segment, with less concern on “What muscle is weak”. It could be your brain muscles that are weak, causing […]
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 […]
Some Jerk Boxes / Blocks bookmarks for later reference Jerk Block Building Tutorial by Greg Everett 48″ x 24″ boxes, ~ $300 jerkboxconstruction.blogspot.com 40″ x 24″ boxes, ~ $160 Jerk Box Construction by Les Simonton 40″ x 20″ boxes, detailed construction plans Greg Everett in modifying the Jerk Box Tutorial to built Pulling Blocks If you just […]
Pure intensity. Why not approach every lift like the lift of your life? Dmitry Klokov 227kg Clean and Jerk Sequence by Rob Macklem. (click to enlarge)
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 […]
While we are talking about Chinese Weightlifting Methods…. Here is Lu Xiaojun (77kg weight class) setting world records in the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships. 174kg Snatch (WR)+ 204 kg Clean and Jerk (w/ Power Jerk)= for a total of 378 kg (WR) Fantastic lifts.