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Forum: Olympic Lifting

Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

Question Programs

Ok, I live in an area where all the gyms are pretty darn small. I make up my workout routine and I really want to stick with it. I am a by the book type. So I like to go in the order I am supposed to and do what I am supposed to do. I find it hard in my surrounding gyms because a lot of the...

Steveclem9‎, 04-17-2016 11:50 AM
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Arrow Everything You Need to Know About the Power / Full Clean

This is a very extensive guide on everything you need to know about the power clean that I wrote. It can also be applied to the full clean just as easily. Please feel free to take a look and let me know what you think. I see the clean done incorrectly quite frequently and it can be a risky movement...

jbrowniey00‎, 04-07-2016 10:08 PM
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First day videos - help a newbie!!

So I've finally given a wholehearted attempt into learning an olympic weightlifting move. Started out with the clean pull. Learned the stages from the glenn pendlay videos on youtube. Gave them all a shot, then took these vids when I felt comfortable enough to put it all together. I had been goin...

Johnnymaaaac‎, 04-05-2016 12:38 PM
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290lbs Power Clean PR!

Hey guys, hit 290lbs this morning on power clean! Just wanted to share it with you guys. Felt pretty easy too! Reps all round! My goal is 315 by the end of next semester!

Alpha20‎, 12-08-2015 12:37 AM
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Bulgarian Method? Heavy Squats Everyday

Hi I'm kinda new to lifting for power as opposed to aesthetics and have since been addicted to squats. I'm currently doing bill starr's 5x5 and part of the routine calls for atleast 48 hours in between squat workouts. A little searching on the net and I found olympic lifters stating they do squats...

iamnobody‎, 01-29-2009 12:57 AM
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Question wood heavy pulls/dls help me to lift more?

not that i even deadlifting i mean at all,not the last 4 years or so but i do pulls,sn and cn pulls like 4 x week but not heavy,smth like 15-20kg more than my sn or c&j cos thats wut coach says wood it benefit me if i try heavy pulls?

pureckeky‎, 03-25-2016 10:11 AM
03-25-2016, 05:28 PM Go to last post
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Oly lifting in normal gym?

My gym isnt normal, its sort of hardcore. Theres no bumper plates, only thing special is the 100lb plates. Theres a set of 10lb bumper plates thats all, then theres this old guy that has a set of bumpers, but keeps them locked up and uses them for himself only. Whats the best way to do oly lifts...

zzzzJake‎, 02-14-2016 06:31 PM
03-12-2016, 05:14 PM Go to last post
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Help with Olympic lifting routine?

I lift for general fitness so every now and then I like to experiment with new types of workouts, so now I'm giving oly lifting a go. Right now my routine looks like this: A: Snatch Snatch pull Front squat B: Push press Jerk

SuperTune‎, 03-04-2016 01:04 PM
03-06-2016, 07:21 PM Go to last post
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Online video analysis?

Hi all, I've just begun my journey into olympic lifting (been practicing for about a year now) and was wondering what online resources you would recommend to get some video analysis. I have access to some CrossFit coaches but I really want to hear from some certified folks that are not afraid to...

MSRunner603‎, 02-24-2016 04:05 PM
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Transitioning to being a hip cleaner

Hello Oly misc, I won't make this long, but I'm considering widening my normal clean grip to become a hip cleaner. I have short arms and a long torso, and I've always had trouble getting to my "power position" when I clean, because I always hit my "junk" when I actually finish my pull. I've...

jalundah‎, 02-21-2016 07:20 AM
02-21-2016, 01:22 PM Go to last post
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Clean Grip

I'm learning how to hold the bar during cleans, front squats, thrusters, etc and I tell ya what... OW! I'm experiencing a fair bit of pain in my wrists and fingers, especially my thumbs. Is there anything I can do to improve my mobility in these areas? Thanks!

CandaceMGreen‎, 02-13-2016 09:04 PM
02-19-2016, 09:09 PM Go to last post
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Cheap lifting shoes

I am looking for a pair of cheap stanđard lifting shoes: 0.75' heel height, etc. I found some options: Rogue site: Reebok 2.0 for 75$ Reebok 2.0+ for 87$ Adidas Drehkraft for 75$ Is their any other deal for lifting shoes? ( AMZ, EBay, etc) that is under 100$? us sites only.

ronalbak‎, 02-14-2016 07:30 AM
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Probably get flamed but ? on back squat and Low Bar

I've been reading forums and watching how to vids for years trying to improve my clean and anytime the question of Low Bar back squat comes up it's either dismissed or considered irrelevant to Oly lifting unless the author is Rip. I understand the use of the High Bar back squat for strength bldg...

DHDad‎, 12-04-2015 12:05 PM
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Snatch Form Check [vid]

All criticism welcome kPF7GKES090

bigasianboi‎, 08-02-2015 05:29 PM
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Question do you snatch high pull?

i m always doing snatch pulls but never snatch high pull you think i missed smth?

iSnatchUrSquat‎, 02-08-2016 02:45 PM
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How to change grip when doing CJ

So here is my issue. After i clean( full clean) the bar, my body will be in front squat position. I dont know how to change from fs grip to jerk grip like other olympic lifters. How can i fix it? Video is being uploaded to youtube, will be available soon.

ronalbak‎, 12-12-2015 07:19 AM
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Have some silly questions about OLY( CJ)

1st question: When i split jerk, which foot should go forward? Left of right? I am right-handed. Some sites say left but some say right and i dont know which to choose. 2nd question: About the feet placement. My foot often goes like this: (pic will be uploaded) How can i fix this? 3rd...

ronalbak‎, 01-28-2016 05:51 AM
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Who needs a Weightlifting coach?

I started weightlifting a few years ago and because the sport is so small I didnt have anyone to coach me. I was completely self taught, which caused me to waste a ton of time, trying to learn the moves and teach myself at the same time. I have since graduated with 2 BS in Kinesiology, one in...

jbrowniey00‎, 02-05-2016 05:37 PM
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Lightbulb post your favorite complexes

mine power clean + 2 front squats + power jerk 3 cleans + 2 jerks idk about snatch,never done a sn complex smth like power snatch and overhead squat maybe

iSnatchUrSquat‎, 01-30-2016 01:37 PM
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any benefits from doin pull ups?

srsly do pull ups help with the oly lifts?

iSnatchUrSquat‎, 12-28-2015 01:06 AM
01-14-2016, 12:29 AM Go to last post
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How much of OLing leg work is moderate-high rep?

Olympic Lifters are known for having jacked legs and I always assumed all their leg work was with very heavy weight and low reps (singles, doubles...occasionally going up to 5 reps etc) but a friend has been telling me that the Chinese OLers in particular utilize moderate and even high rep squats....

hitch222‎, 12-24-2015 07:02 PM
01-14-2016, 12:25 AM Go to last post
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trying to get into olympic lifting!

hey everyone, so I recently have been thinking about making a switch over to olympic lifting. I've been following powerlifting programs for maybe 2-3 years now, and before that was just doing the workouts my high school coaches gave to me. I think getting into olympic lifting would really...

sperez21‎, 01-01-2016 10:21 PM
01-14-2016, 12:20 AM Go to last post
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Talking Crossfit shoes for olympic lifting?

Im new to Olympic lifting and was looking for some good olympic shoes. But I found some crossfit shoes on 50% off and they are cheaper than the oly shoes. So are crossfit shoes good for olympic lifting? Are these shoes good? Crossfit shoes:...

SindreLaupstad‎, 12-27-2015 11:16 AM
01-14-2016, 12:17 AM Go to last post
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Olympic weightlifting gyms in DC

Hey everyone, I apologize if this has been posted before (I tried using the search function, but for reason I kept on getting the "error" message). I am moving to DC for the Spring term. I was wondering if you anyone could direct me to any oly lifting gyms. I am relatively new to oly lifting...

GeeGeeCee‎, 12-14-2015 09:01 PM
01-06-2016, 05:41 PM Go to last post
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