Ursula Garza and Chad Vaughn demonstrating the Drop Snatch. A great drill to tech yourself to tighten up when catching the snatch. Drill: catch the bar at various heights (quarter / half squat) and tighten up immediately
Dmitry Klokov – Snatch 192 kg at the 2010 World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, Turkey
Update: YouTube Video Watch: “Correcting Issues With The Burgener Warm-up” with Coach Mike Burgener – video [wmv] [mov] Problem: Snatching horizontal hip thrust Fix: first part of the Burgener warm up (the “down and up”) first cue : vertical hips, with first segment of the Burgener Warm-up second cue: snatch from the high with hang elbows high and outside, keeping the bar close […]
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 […]
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 […]