As I mentioned recently I got myself the Unbelievable Bulgarians Training Hall DVD. Fascinating watch if you are into Olympic weightlifting. It shows a glimpse into their world one week prior to leaving for the 1998 World Weightlifting Championships. You’ve probably read a lot about the Bulgarian System already, but actually seeing these balls out lifts is […]
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Back in 2010 Anders Lindsjö taught a Weightlifting Workshop at the Eleiko HQ. Below are some snippets from the CrossFit Journal clips from that workshop. Here are his Warm-Up exercises one armed barbell squats one armed barbell lunges one armed shouldered barbell squats (elbow out) one armed barbell overhead squats (arm straight) one armed barbell overhead lunges also: […]
Interesting Clean and Jerk technique. Li Liying pulls with a snatch grip and change to close grip in the catch. It can’t be emphasized enough. If something works for you even if it’s unorthodox -Do It! Reißgriff und ändern Sie den Griff in die Fänge zu schließen.
Great lifts from the past… Serge Redding – 502lb (228kg) Clean & Press
Nice visual displaying the different phases of a clean. First pull, second pull, drop under the bar, receiving and squat of a clean. Weightlifting Clean Sequence First pull, second pull, drop under the bar, receiving and squat
Nick Horton did an impromptu snatch technique clinic at Kaua’i CrossFit
I always enjoy these training hall videos and looks behind the scenes of incredible athletes. Here is some training footage of the Polish Olympic weightlifting team getting ready for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Enjoy Szymon Kolecki and co. under the watchful eyes of head coach Zygmunt Smalcerz. Siódme Poty Part 1-6 undefined
Kirk on keeping the head in neutral position. Keeping a neutral spine is better to deliver force into the bar. This is because it transfers the power better without losing a percentage of it through flex or excessive arch/curve. The comments I get most by looking downwards or forward are: Better stability and ability to […]
Six-time Russian National Weightlifting champion Mikhail Koklyaev made a comeback to Olympic weightlifting after competeing as a strongman and powerlifter. Here is a recent clip of him competing at the Russian National Weightlifting championships. Lifted an impressive 201 kg Snatch He had some problems in C&J due to insufficient warm up. As he mentions in the […]