There he asked Ilya about his best lifts and his plans for the near future. (Click “See More”)
Here is his first heavier Snatch (140kg) since London 2012. It would be really epic if he starts a video log and takes us on a journey to the Olympics.
He started weightlifting when he was six and he was training seriously from the age of eight.
Prior to his 216kg C&J @ 85kg at the 2005 WWC in Doha when he was 17, he did a 225 CJ in training at around 94.5kg.
His lifetime max snatch is 190kg without straps.
196kg and 240kg are his lifetime PRs for snatch and C&J, training included.
He has done front and back squats with a maximum of 280kg, he never tried to do more in the back squat.
He trains 15 times a week in the competition prep phase.
Since London he’s done running, swimming, rowing — no barbell work except very recently.
Right now he weighs 93kg.
He definitely plans on being a 105 and he has some goal numbers in mind for both 2014 WWC (around 193/240) and 2016 Rio (around 196/243) at 105 bodyweight.
He dreams of doing a 250 CJ at 105 but he thinks it may be impossible. He thinks he will do it in training while overweight.
He just started a youtube channel (also an instagram account – @ilyailyin4ever) and he said he has a lot of old videos from earlier in his career. I asked him to upload them and he said okay. Hopefully he will!