Meanwhile in Latvia …
Mart Seim (Estonia, +105) gets a 190kg Snatch in a training camp in Latvia.
This is a 10kg PR after his 180+233 at the Estonian nationals last month.
Update: Mart Squatted 320kg x10!
Update: his 246kg Clean & Jerk at worlds + the Story behind the lift.
Watch Mart’s 350kg Squat here.
Matjus Mäger says
Very well done by Mart!
It was time that his snatch caught up because his Snatch to Jerk ratio had been quite low for a while. He’s easily got the strength to do it with a 350kg (and 5x320kg) back squat which is as much if not more than what Olympic medalists are doing (correct me if I’m wrong but Steiner had a best of 3x310kg).
Potential medal territory for the 2014 Europeans if he added a bit to his C&J as well, say bring it up to 240kg or so. He’s got the strength for it easily.
I wish him all the best. I didn’t see any other snatch but in this one the bar path is not optimal. He has to compensate a lot which he can because of superior strength. However, when he polishes his technique he might easily be good for more.
Either way I hope to see a strong performance by him in a week or so.
10kg in a month seems absolutely insane for somebody at his level. No?
Matjus Mäger says
Not necessarily as I think this was just getting his technique down. At the Estonian Championships a month ago his snatch to his C&J was about 77% which is far below what most SHW (or any weight class lifters) are doing. This just brings him to par with the rest of them, assuming the same base C&J. His strength is more than ample for these kinds of weights and more.
plus didn’t he have some type of hand(?) injury, and during that time I believe he worked on squats a lot.
ah, here it is: https://allthingsgym.com/mart-seim-interview-injuries-350kg-squat/
Yep, he was not able to snatch (and c&j) for a long time.