Here is the next Ironmind classic for your viewing pleasure. “Challenge in China” from the 1995 World Weightlifting Championships. Part 1 features: Stefan Botev’s final week of training before competing, Naim Suleymanoglu, Pablo Lara, Yoto Yotov, Valerios Leonidis, Marc Huster and Ivan Chakarov. More Full Ironmind Videos: Heavy Metal in Melbourne 1993 Training Hall Video […]
Blast from the past … Stefan Botev with a 320kg Squat. This happened in the 1995 Worlds training hall. Later in the comp he did a 190kg Snatch and 245 Clean & Jerk for 3rd place in the total. Update 24.02.2016: Ironmind uploaded the full training hall video! Here he lifts a 190kg Snatch at 23:23, a […]
Another on from the Bulgarians 1988 Seoul DVD. Stefan Botev with 250kg in training. Here is Stefan Botev’s 250kg Clean and Jerk (at 123.96 kg bodyweight) from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Men’s +108kg. Thanks to Roberto for submitting.
Thanks to Roberto who keeps the Bulgarians 1988 clips coming. We continue with Stefan Botev and a 200kg Snatch (? 3 big reds + 1 slimmer 15kg?). Also check out this article (Update: original article was removed.) about Botev where he talks about modifying his Bulgarian-ish training to accommodate for his age. Mixing in more exercises and shortening training sessions. I have another system not as […]
Here are several training hall lifts from the Bulgarian Olympic weightlifting team training for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. This home made video was shot by an unknown weightlifting fan and found its way into the PHAT Elvis gym and has only been seen by a select few members of the U.S. weightlifting community. […]
I was reading this interesting article from 2008 by Matt Foreman titled Lessons from Romania. It’s about his three weeks in the summer of 1990 training with Romanian weightlifting legend Nicu Vlad.He is said to be the “most technical weightlifter of all time”. Among his accomplishments is the 200.5 kg snatch world record in the […]