Six Month ago Demus had a complete biceps rupture at the elbow. One of the uglier injuries I don’t ever want to happen to myself.Snatching Straddle Planche 6 months after bicep repair. I tried to do a straight arm felge on rings and kind of pushed up from a back lever to a maltese (not […]
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.
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 […]
Chad Vaughn is coaching the Snatch Pull Under. A great drill to work on that speed under the bar as it isolates the extreme extension portion of the snatch. Shrug up on the toes and the lean back to make room for a straight bar path.
Dmitry Klokov High Pulls to Hang Snatch @ 170kg This clip is from the following short interview with Dmitri Klokov and Khadjimurat Akkaev. I know a couple of you reading this speak Russian and can probably tell us what they talk about. In the meantime I just assume they talk about how many babies Klokov eats […]
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
Chad Vaughn talks about the optimal bar path and common mistakes.
Chad Vaughn shows us how to set up for a correct snatch position. His tip: Raise the head, lead with chest. That will keep the back tighter.