Meanwhile in Russia … Just when I wondered what was going on in Russian training halls these days, reader Dan submitted this video of Khadzhimurat Akkaev shattering world records with a 210kg Snatch and 245kg Clean and Jerk! Watch out Klokov! Update: Now we know that he did this at 108kg bodyweight. Read his interview here. He did […]
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Just saw this for the first time… Blagoy Blagoev (what an epic name btw) with a 195 kg Snatch World Record + 222.5 Kg Clean and Jerk @ 90kg at the 1982 world cup in Sweden.
Here is a little profile on Khadzhimurat Akkaev as he prepares for London 2012. Update 11.09.2014: Read Akkaev’s 2014 Interview on ATG. It’s in Russian. So if any of you Russian speaking readers (what’s up Brandon) wants to enlighten us about the secret training methods they talk about, please leave a comment. But they show […]
Update: Check out the Dmitry & Evgeny Conversation Contest How awesome is Dmitry Klokov? As mentioned earlier he is in the weightlifting camp Chekhov. Now here he is putting 205kg over his head for an unofficial snatch world record. At 5:10 is that 200kg for a double? (If the small red plates are 2.5kg) The 205 kg […]
Here is a video of Lu Xiaojun doing some Barbell Side Bends in the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships training hall. Depending on how heavy you go these can be a great core strength exercise as well as a nice warm-up / mobility drill. Other name suggestions so far: Oblique Curls a.k.a. Hungarian ankle-Quixote a.k.a. The Stir-Fry 🙂 Check out more Lu […]
Here is a useful tool: Kinovea, “a free and open source solution for video analysis.” Check out the features. Especially how to track objects or body joints. Comes in very handy if you want to analyse the bar path in your Olympic lifts. To trace a bar path, import your video and right click in the […]
Poteto updated his awesome Excel Spreadsheet for Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1. Download: in xls or xlsx format Update: Version 1.3 xls or xlsx Version 1.28 Features: Works with kg or lbs Theoretical 1RM calculator Choose your own increments per cycle Re-order your workout and choose workout days Rounding to the nearest multiple of your choice Displays a full year’s […]
Here is Slovenian gymnast Gregor Saksida with some epic ring strength movements. Reverse Muscle Up to L-sit Iron Cross, Making it look easy.
Update: Here is his New Official World Record C&J at 238kg. New unofficial 105kg Clean and Jerk World Record by David Bejanyan (or Bedzhanyan?, Давид Беджанян). 240kg Clean and Jerk lifted at the 2011 Russian Cup St. Petersbubrg. More here. He went 5/6 with 185 190 193х 225 235 240. That’s 3kg more than Alan Tsagaev’s previous WR. Update 22.08.2014: […]