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: […]
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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 […]
Biggest competition snatches since 1987 (via) ATHLETE NAT. B/WEIGHT SNATCH DATE 1.Behdad Salimi* IRN 168 217.0 10.06.11 1. Eugene Sypko** SOV 110 + 216.5 03.04.90 2. Antonio Krastev BUL 172.50 216.0 09.13.87 3. Alexander Kurlovich SOV 134.45 215.0 09.23.89 4. Behdad Salimi IRN 168.22 214.0 11.13.11 5. Hossein Rezazade IRN 161.60 213.0 09.14.03 6. Alexander Gunyashev RUS 110+ 212.5 07.15.88 […]
Kirk wrote a post about how the Chinese use pulls and their variations in their weightlifting training. Why do snatch pulls (or clean pulls)? Teaching the body, of the most accurate angles for exerting the maximal amount of power Accurately moving the load from the quads to the hips once the bar hits knee level. […]
Here is some footage of Zach Krych‘s recent Snatch training. In case you don’t know Zach’s story I highly recommend watching the second video below. It is a definite testament that will power and dedication can overcome the biggest obstacles. In February 2009 he broke both of his wrists while cleaning with straps. Doctors called it a “Devastating injury” […]
Over at Poliquin’s site Kim Goss has a nice write up of Patrick Mendes‘ training life and his recent visit to the Poliquin Strength Institue. Read the whole thing here. Mendes’ basic workout plan is to do the classical lifts up to specific weights in the morning, followed by some higher-volume squats. In the late afternoon […]
Kirk from lifthard.com shares a Chinese weightlifting training template you can use as a starting point for your lifting. 1RM squat once a week. It takes too much to keep going to 1RM’s and it cuts your capacity for more work. The stronger you are, less time should be spent on strength. More time must be spent […]
A YouTube user with the descriptive name 44252005 has some Dmitry Klokov training videos. And there is some imPRESSive stuff. Klokov Push Press 212kg. Booyah! 190kg snatch for 2
This kids is 8 years old and weighs about 40kg(95lbs), Clean Jerks 75kg (165lbs).