Documentary time! Vladimir, who already translated Ilya Ilin’s Science of Victory, has done it again. He translated “Vasily Alekseyev – The Triumph of Strength” (Триумф силы. Василий Алексеев). This documentary is about the legendary Russian weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev. It takes you through the bright and dark bits of his life and highlights how uneasy his life was. […]
Update: Looking for Weightlifting Technique Posters? The TrueWeightlifting Channel on YouTube pumps out tons of videos. The description of the following video roughly translates to “Methods of improving the technical skills of weightlifters”. Rigert wants you to watch this! Want to massage like it’s 1986? No problem, he’s even got a video for that. Thanks […]
Frank Rothwell uploaded the +110kg Snatch of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Let’s watch that classic together in the Chat. When: over! Yes, I know this is on short notice, so tell your friends. Let’s see if it works out. Avoid Spoilers. Update: that worked out remarkably well. We will do that again! Kurlovich opened after everybody was done with their attempts. […]
Why didn’t I post this before? And whats’s more, why didn’t anybody of you submit this? Stefan Topurov’s 180kg Clean & Jerk at 60kg bodyweight (1983).
Today I learned… Up to 1964 you were not supposed to touch the bar to your legs, although few lifts were turned down if only the shins were touched. From 1965 to 1968 one could “brush” the thighs but not “bang” or “bounce” them. Lots of room for arguments. From 1969 on, full contact allowed, […]
… be thankful you’re even alive. Over at the tight tan slacks of dezso ban you can see how people trained their abs back in 1940s. And surprise, surprise… nothing much has changed since then. These exercises survived, because they are effective. Leg raises, Dragon flags, Russian twists, barbell sit-ups, even GHD sit-ups it’s all been […]
Blast from the past. Just read through Charles Poliquin’s article on the Military Press. David Rigert with a 203kg Press at the 1971 Friendship Cup
David Morgan, 3 time Olympian, 5 time Commonwealth Games winner looks back at his career and casually C&J 150 kg for another Masters World Record. Update: here is an interview with him on the Weightlifting World Podcast. And here he is winning the 1986 Commonwealth Games 82.5 kg. (also note Borat sneaking into the competition at 1:48) Regarding that […]
World Record Wednesdays. Sergey Didyk 261 kg Clean and Jerk World Record from Moscow, 1983.