Caption this photo. I suggest “Show Stopper”. Ding Jianjun, Clean & Jerk, Photo by Rob Macklem Ding Jianjun 175kg Clean Jerk attempt at the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang City, Korea. In case you’re wondering, he didn’t make that lift (did 170kg , failed at 175kg), but won gold in the 62 kg class.
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Here’s a little treat for you. Pick an exercise and perform 1 rep in minute 12 reps in minute 2…x reps in minute x until you can’t finish the prescribed reps in the minute. Below is Mikko Salo doing a 60kg “Death by Clean & Jerk” (ok, it’s power clean and push press) after a […]
Olympic Weightlifting is an art. The art of efficient movement. These 300 fps super slow motion clips of Kendrick Farris’ 157kg Snatch and Chad Vaughn’s 175kg Clean &amp; Jerk at the 2010 Arnold Classics are fine examples of that art.
In Part 5 of his series on the Chinese Weightlifting System, Kirk has offers some really good insights into what exercises the Chinese use to correct technical errors in their lifts. We just do something that fixes the weak segment, with less concern on “What muscle is weak”. It could be your brain muscles that are weak, causing […]
In Part 4 of his series on the Chinese Weightlifting System, Kirk explains how the Chinese incorporate periodization into their training. It works like a basic A/B testing method: Analyze weaknesses and strongest features exchange exercises accordingly give it 4 weeks to get results Negative results? -> start at 1. and reanalyze. Positive results? -> stick with […]
Lu Yong (19 at the time) at the 2005 World Weightlifting Championships At 2:23 snatching 171 kg, he yells “it’s too light!” 太轻啦. Apparently true, because in his third attempt he snatched 175kg. With 210kg in his Clean and Jerk he totaled 385kg. (New Junior Total World Record) Learn More about Chinese Weightlifting here. As the […]
Ursula Garza and Jodi Vaughn present a simple solution to fix an early jump when performing a snatch. Problem: jumping to early (not fully extended) Fix: perform deficit snatches from an elevated platform to make the first pull longer When you remove the platform and get back to normal height, your timing will have changed and you […]
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