Here is an interesting Sunday read.
Update: Also read Larry’s Chinese Weightlifting Experience Series.
Yatin Parasher shared his experiences visiting China’s weightlifting gyms.
Where: “My China Experience” Thread on Pendlay Forum. Read the whole thing.
He even started to upload some videos to his youtube channel. So subscribe for future uploads.
Here are just a couple of interesting things he mentioned.
Things they do: EVERYTHING, the Chinese are very open to suggestions as long as they bring result. They used all kinds of bodybuilding stuff post training, they did all kinds of mobility stuff when needed.
That includes taking Horny Goat Weed and icing your testicals 🙂
Lu Xiaojun’s bests are 180kg Snatch + 220kg Clean & Jerk in training (via).
A Sample Week:
- Monday: 2 sessions, they squatted in the morning and pulled in the afternoon, the pulls correspond to the lift they did, so snatch pull, if they snatched or cl pulls if they cleaned
- Tuesday: squat in the morning (alternate back front depending on what they did monday) evening pulls (alternated)
- Wednesday: pulls
- Thursday: nothing just accesory or soccer or basketball
- Friday: pull or squat depending on what athlete needs more of
- Saturday: squat and pull
Update: Back Squats (and of course some HSPUs at the end)
48kg female gets a 150kg Squat!
And on female training:
They also train their females differently than men.. They said females have more endurance therefore could be pushed more, they lifted heavier more often and their deload was every 4th week whereas the guys they said deloaded every 3rd week.
Here is an example of accessory work. Check out the lady banging out lots of Handstand Push Ups.
Weighted Dips, Handstand Push Ups, weighted sit ups, back extension holds, dumbbell rows, pull ups, hanging leg raises and all kinds of ab work, weighted pushups, unilateral dumbbell presses, tons of tricep work, leg press
Also note out this Hanging Back Stretch (Spinal Decompression anyone?)
BTW, the “pusher” is this guy.
Using Suction Cups and Smashing Massages
Update: Power Cleans, Front Squats, Push Presses and heavy Jerk Dips.
Jean-Patrick Millette says
Funny. I was reading this yesterday. Good stuff in there.
incase you guys were interested in some pictures as well: http://instagram.com/yatinparasher
Lu Xiaojun 180/220 and drinks/smokes on weekends O.O
Klara Yabivich says
apparently to secret is to drink 24 beers the night before training.
Don’t forget about icing your balls.
I feel like a lot of people have already started chain smoking and icing their sack on the reg
why do the chinese always look down with the bar overhead? is it kind of like bowing to show respect to the judges? JK thats racist. but seriously why
What kinda floor they have? Is it concrete with painted marks or is it some special material they put on the floor?
nevermind, it is special rubber
Why do they jerk their head back on the way up from the back squat? ( Seen in the 1st video at 1:23)
This is so interesting!
jon cole says
great article. The more i learn about various weightlifting the more i want to lift.