Chris Spealler and Eric O’Connor doing a Snatch Balance stand off. Chris manages to get up to 245 lbs (40 lbs PR) at a bodyweight of 140lbs!
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Here is a little post by Louie Simmons on how he came up with the Westside Conjugate System. The Westside conjugate system is the best of two advanced training systems: the Soviet system, where several special exercises are used to advance the training of superior lifters and athletes, and the Bulgarian system, where near-max lifts are […]
Zach Krych keeps improving. 200kg clean + Front Squat
Kelly Starrett on ankle mobility again. Important stuff if you’re into doing Olympic lifts. Tools: little box, rubber band, superfriend (optional) Time: 2 minutes, 40-50 reps each foot (front and back) Do the band distracted ankle stretch, with foot on the box and knee pointing outside. Have a friend control your foot placement and to keep it […]
Oleg Perepetchenov, world record holder with a 210kg Clean & Jerk in the 77kg category shows you how it’s supposed to be done. Photo by Rob Macklem
Q: I’d be interested to hear how they address the common problem of hips rising too fast (in the pull and also the squat). I feel like taking care of this would also fix uprightedness issues with people whose hips shoot up on a heavy back squat, for example. Kirk answers 1. Rhomboids and lats […]
Crazy fast. Lu Yong grid snatch
Update: YouTube Video Mike Burgener explains the reasons for the “Elbows High and Outside” in the Burgener Warm-up. Namely, getting the bar close to the body. “Elbows High and Outside” with Coach Mike Burgener – video [wmv] [mov] Problem: bar swinging away from the body elbows are down and in (elbows lower than wrists) Fix: […]
Here are two lectures / presentations by Olympic weightlifting coach Tommy Kono talking about weightlifting technique from his 60 years of coaching experience. This is Tommy Kono at the 1956 Olympic Games in MelbourneThe first talk was held 7 March 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. Introduction Coaching in different countries Importance of hip for power production pulling speed, difference […]