Thanks to Roberto who keeps the Bulgarians 1988 clips coming.
We continue with Stefan Botev and a 200kg Snatch (? 3 big reds + 1 slimmer 15kg?).
Also check out this article (Update: original article was removed.) about Botev where he talks about modifying his Bulgarian-ish training to accommodate for his age. Mixing in more exercises and shortening training sessions.
I have another system not as tough as, for example Abadjiev used to train us up to about 8 hours / day. But now I work out only 6 hours / day. This is enough for me because my age (29 years) is increasing, so if I would train as hard as before, I would not “survive”.
Also, he confirms what came up in the last Stefan Botev Clean video.
In the case of Clean & Jerks, it is 260kg max, and I have not tried the heavier weight.
In 1988, I was really strong before the Olympics in Korea. I could C&J 260kg then. I wanted to try to 270kg a few times, but Abadjiev did not give me permission to do so. He meant that I could get hurt. I have done 260kg about 10 times before the 1988 Olympics. It was unlikely that someone else had done this weight.