They are not going too heavy (170kg pause Snatch though), but it’s nice to see a tour of the facility (click here for a tour of David Rigert’s Weightlifting Academy in Taganrog).
Update: Read the translation by Sergiy Turchyn below. Lots of interesting things in there!
Dmitry arrived to Chekhov to film something with Dmitry Berestov for another project. A lot has changed since he was here for the last time.
Chehkov facility tour:
1:15 – 3 posters with Russian athletes
1:31 – Video cameras to watch the training hall (“to prevent the athletes from fooling around”)
1:30-2:00 – Dmitry notices that there are cameras everywhere. Wonders why.
2:05 – The gym itself. There are no bars because the gym recently hosted a competition. You can see the bars in the warm up room a few seconds later.
3:10 – Dmitry meets another Dmitry [while a third Dmitry is filming both of them]. Dmitry Berestov is lifting for the first time in the last 3 weeks. He is at 98.9 kg bodyweight (bodyweight PR for him in a while). The last time he was below 100 was in 2001. They discuss Berestov’s junior competitions. Berestov confirms that he is retired.
7:37 – Dmitry Berestov talks about his life. He has two sons: 2.5 and 7 years old. Officially Berestov is a director of Children and Youth Sports School of the Olympic Reserve in weightlifting. The school teaches children from 10 years old. Dmitry came to the school at 10 years old himself as a weightlifter and is now the director of the same school.
9:00 – They talk about the new Moldavian Marcel Guidea. Dmitry Berestov does not want to talk about him being a potential star.
“You need to show yourself in competition. Today you are gifted and tomorrow you don’t lift your weight in competition.” Dmitry Betestov helped Marcel with living. In Europeans Marcel lifted some good weight and Dmitry Berestov sees the potential for him to be in men’s team (but mentioning the previous note that the platform will decide everything).
Klokov’s reply: “This guy is probably lifting more than we can do right now.” Note that Marcel just became a 105 very recently and is a new to this weight class.
11:17 – Dmitry Klokov tells that many people want to do a dynamic start. He is usually against that because novices do not have enough muscle memory and it will hurt their form. Dmitry Berestov used to use static start until he [not sure if exact translation here] started losing the bar backward.
12:05 – Dmitry Berestov shows both types of dynamic start. They discuss how Dmitry Klokov is thinking about being above the bar during the 1st pull while Dmitry Berestov does not think about it at all. Berestov is thinking about standing on the middle of the foot.
14:30 – Klokov asks about Snatch weight difference with/without straps. Both of them don’t have any. Dmitry mentions that this is because they both train their grip and he will tell how either on New Year or 2 days after.
15:15 – The most popular sport in Malaysia is badminton (from local’s perspective). [This was the question of the last video’s quiz]
16:44 – Klokov pause Snatch 160 kg. He mentions that Dmitry Berestov is much less amazed at this “porn” [regarding the snatch technique] as people on seminars would be. Then gives a motivational sentence: “If you sit on your couch and don’t do weightlifting, you missed a lot!”
17:22 – Berestov 140 Snatch fail (the same weight he lifted 3 weeks ago). Berestov: “Cut this out.”
Lena: “Dmitry [Klokov] does not know how to edit videos. He will put everything out.”
Klokov: “This may be the first time when I edit the video.” [I guess it is not]
19:00 – Berestov 140 snatch attempt 2. Berestov (while setting up): “If I fail again, I will start screaming like you.”
19:30 – The next (10th) Berestov’s competition (he is the host) is January 16-18. Klokov will lift there on January 16th in this same hall (“I will show you some porn again [regarding technique] because I will come straight from Greece seminar.”).
20:36 – Klokov 170 Pause Snatch
22:55 – Dmitry Klokov goes to show his bodyweight (“Some people say I am 115 or even more.”). 109.5. This was in clothes and shoes. Berestov is 100.5. Klokov’s bodyweight PR is 122, Berestov’s is 114.
24:31 – Dmitry Berestov’s PRs:
- 160 Overhead Press (2009-2010, when he was injured to do some other lifts)
- 205 Snatch
- 240 Clean and Jerk
- 250 Clean
- 280 Front Squat
- 325 Back Squat
- 350 Clean Pull
- 190 Bench Press
- 50 back extensions (joke question). Berestov also does them before and after training sessions, just like most Russians to keep back healthier.
26:00 – Klokov notices that Berestov’s elbows are lower than other people’s in the rack position.
Berestov says that this may be a mistake and everyone should find their own position. Klokov thinks that low elbows make novices shift forward in the Jerk. Berestov agrees.
“What happened at 232.5 kg in Athens?” made Berestov laugh because that was his own mistake (video follows at 27:40). Berestov explains that he was already thinking he was a champion and was not properly ready mentally.
29:15 – Klokov explains that the camera ran out of battery in the worst moment possible. They will press far away because of that. “[Pointing at Berestov’s barbell]There are 110 kg here. [Pointing at his barbell]There are 190 kg here. Don’t zoom. Trust me, it is 190.”
29:45 – synchronized Clean and Press (110 for Berestov and 140 for Klokov)
30:23 – “Many will ask why the hell did you both came to Chekhov to train. This will be the most popular question. The person who guesses the answer gets the same T-shirt I am wearing for free.” Berestov “I will give a hint to someone.” They laugh.
30:50 – Dmitry Klokov goes to the new sauna. He loves it.
32:00 – This is not what it looks like. This “table to get drunk at” is actually their massage table.
33:15 – Berestov thanks Klokov and wishes us to train and be happy on the New Year. Invites everyone to his competition where Klokov will compete. There will also be around 240 children. Klokov’s next video will be from his seminar in Irkutsk (his second Russian seminar). Klokov: “And don’t worry about crisis. It is third time we, Russians, are brought to our knees, but we will not give up and we will rise again.”
There were many other jokes made throughout the whole video.