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 […]
Olympic Weightlifting Coach Leo Totten published a complete 5 sessions per week , 7-Week Olympic Weightlifting Program. Check it out.
Here is the footage of the 94kg weight class Snatch of the 1999 European Weightlifting Championships, Athens. A nice battle between Kakhi Kakhiashvili and Szymon Kołecki (17 years old at the time). Here is the Snatch Clean and Jerk Note: Kakhiashvili is using a Power Jerk instead of a Split Jerk
Here is Heat 5 of Event 3 of the 2011 CrossFit Games with Graham Holmberg, Jason Khalipa, Chris Spealler, Matt Chan, Rich Froning Jr., Patrick Burke, Dan Bailey and Austin Malleolo. Workout was For time: 15 foot Rope climb, 5 ascents 145 pound Clean and jerk, 5 reps15 foot Rope climb, 4 ascents 165 pound Clean and jerk, 4 reps 15 foot Rope climb, 3 ascents 185 pound […]
Chad Vaughn talks about the optimal bar path and common mistakes.
Naim Suleymanoglu 190kg Clean and Jerk in the 60kg weight class. Mark Rippetoe: What you’ll see is that he takes about two or three pulses of pull in order to get his weight from his toes back onto the middle of his foot before the bar leaves the ground. In other words, he’s using those […]
John Broz uploaded a video his athletes performing at the 2011 USA National Championships. Lifters in the video: Ian Droze, Billy Bybee, Jared Enderton, and Pat Mendes.
70’s Big Podcast interviews weightlifter Ben Claridad. Topics – 2011 Nationals (click here for Ben’s recap)– The importance of competition experience (and how many meets he has done)– California Strength– General weightlifting philosophy– Coaching– Art Regarding coachng he emphasizes the importance of having a base of musculature and strength. To achieve this, beginning lifters should […]
Check out Patrick Mendes’ winning the 105+ Snatch and Clean and Jerk session at the 2011 USA Weightlifting National Championships. Patrick Mendes’ winning 177kg Snatch. Patrick Mendes’ winning 212kg Clean and Jerk. Giving him a total of 389kg, 21kg more than second placed Shane Maier. Also noteworthy is 17 year old Darren Barnes (56kg class) […]