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Forum: Olympic Lifting

Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

Olympic lifting a good place to start?

I have never lifted weights before and wanted to know if olympic lifting would be the place to start. I do MMA so I am pretty good shape I have just never lifted weights before and want to get into it.

Ryzuma‎, 03-01-2014 12:34 PM
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Exclamation Are weightlifting shoes necessary? (will rep)

After watching a video posted by Jonnie Candito of CanditoTrainingHQ. I am thinking if I should be getting one for myself. He stated that everyone should be getting a pair even if an individual can squat ATG with no issues at all or has a good ankle mobility. I personally can hit the depth...

DarylAng1996‎, 02-15-2014 07:40 PM
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olympic weightlifting 5-7 times a week?

hi guys im new to OL, up to now ive just been doing SS and soaking information of that sorts I was wondering how come olympic weightlifters train 5-7 times a week? wouldn't they overtrain eventually? Any information on the subject would be much appreciated, don't mind a big read

FredM999‎, 05-24-2010 01:10 AM
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146kg snatch/ 182 kg clean & jerk - Jared Enderton

Watch as Jared Enderton hits 146kg (321 lb) snatch and 182 kg (401 lb) clean and jerk at the Colorado State Championships! kj-H94i_1lE

TeamHMB‎, 02-24-2014 10:52 AM
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a dumb bumper plate question...but I cant resist

can u mix bumper plates with regular plates? lets say I had an oly bar and the large bumper plate on each side. Could I then just use smaller regular plates to up the weight? for instance 35's or 25's etc

John Prophet‎, 11-29-2007 06:15 PM
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New book for Olympic champ Galabin Boevski, sentenced for cocaine trafic

A book about the Olympic, World and Euro weightlifting champ Galabin Boevski was published in Bulgaria. The name of the edition is “The white prisoner – The secret story of Galabin Boevski”. The English version of the book is currently preparing. Here is the official info from wikipedia: ...

celibat‎, 02-24-2014 03:26 AM
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Hit me with some criticism and tips on lifts

Hey all still progressing on learning the movements I think i've improved a bit but i'm still looking certain things you guys see that i could tweak up. So far I know that I have to pull the bar a bit higher (to my chin) on my snatch and clean pulls. I hopefully want to be starting glenn pendley's...

edmrobbyd‎, 02-17-2014 08:20 AM
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What shoes do you guys use?

Just curious

ScottGomez‎, 02-08-2014 12:13 PM
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question about high pulls

At the top of the pull, is the motion purely vertical like an upright row or up and backwards kinda like a horizontal row? I see both kinds but cant find a consensus on whats considered the correct style.

headcoat‎, 02-23-2014 09:39 AM
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Just a few specific questions about oly lifts

Hey all really practicing my C&J a lot lately and noticing a few things and have a couple questions 1. What does it mean if sometimes when I try to catch the pull I land on my toes and not flat on feet? see pic but imagine im at the bottom of squat im assuming it means i lack a bit of...

edmrobbyd‎, 01-20-2014 07:45 PM
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When do you use a belt?

Just curious. I'm beginning a new training cycle in a couple of weeks and I'm mulling over a couple of different things, specifically when to wear a belt. I am considering not wearing a belt at all for back squats or front squats, but wearing one for clean & jerks. Opinions? I don't wear one during...

lukebaumy94‎, 01-18-2014 08:41 PM
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Too old?

Hello, I am very new to the weight lifting world. I recently discovered Olympic Lifting and enjoy the process of learning and improving so much. Just out of (mostly) curiosity...am I too old to hope of competing in any sort of professional capacity someday? I will be 30 in June. I know that...

IronBooks‎, 02-18-2014 05:31 AM
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Poll Poll: Olympic lifters: How many times do you train a week?

Looking to get into oly lifts soon and want to know a frequency. Where can I find good programs also?

Spaghettii‎, 09-13-2009 07:07 AM
02-20-2014, 07:32 PM Go to last post
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How do Olympic weightlifters train?

Can someone give me an example of an Olympic weightlifters training routines. Do they use 5x5 style training, 5/3/1, or something totally different? I am heavily into power-lifting right now but I would like to start doing the Olympic style lifts and i'm not sure how to workout. Thanks for any...

Saunier1989‎, 02-19-2014 09:20 AM
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Talking ILYA ILIN 200 snatch

Blink and You miss *****://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=581797291914771&set=vb.469816569779511&type=2&theater

VanNuysDimas‎, 02-20-2014 11:01 AM
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Lu Xiaojun...

So I was browsing some older threads over on pendlayforums and I stumbled on a thread from the gentleman behind "burlington barbell" on youtube (has a lot of Chinese o-lifting training videos). Anyways, it was a large thread dedicated to his time in China and one post in particular stood out... ...

TehHoneyBadger‎, 02-16-2014 08:16 PM
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wanting to start olympic lifting?

I am interested in starting to do the olympic lifts. I heard that they can increase explosiveness and vertical jump, and i want to dunk. im almost 17 and 180 lbs. Any advice because Ive lifted for 7 months, but have done no OL, only the regular lifts like squat and deadlift. ALso, I think it would...

Taylor2052‎, 02-14-2014 04:00 PM
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Online Coaching?

Wow I didn't even know Bodybuilding.com had a weightlifting sections. Anyways I don't even come here any more but hopefully I get some serious answers rather than trolls. Do you think that investing in an "online" coach is worth the investment? There are a lot these days and very in price....

Silver-Wolfe‎, 02-13-2014 10:42 PM
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Clean grip front squats just not gonna happen?

Hi guys, I've been trying to do clean grip front squats for about 3 years but cannot get it. I've tried stretching the crap out of my wrists/forearms. I gained some flexibility, but even after years of stretching several times per week I still am nowhere near getting a front squat with a clean...

SB100%Natural‎, 03-04-2011 07:03 AM
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Olympic Weight lifting gyms in New Jersey

I know there is one at fdu but was wondering if there was one in bergen county or close to bergen county...

Greek_Statue‎, 05-12-2010 11:59 PM
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how cal i snach more weight?

any advice?

wouldsmashten‎, 02-05-2014 08:23 AM
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Help support an up and coming college oly team! Buy some sweet gear!

Before I begin, I want to thank everyone for even clicking on this thread. I know that there are a lot of olympic weightlifters in this community, so thank you in advance for your support. I made this profile a few years ago and have only recently began to use it. I won't give you a personal...

alrenzi‎, 02-13-2014 10:04 PM
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Quad work on a sprained ankle

Sprained my ankle playing football over a month ago. Its very slow in healing, and I haven't been able to squat or do the lifts. I've been doing good mornings, deadlifts, and some pulls. I don't think that I'm getting enough quad work from this though. Leg extensions are terrible for knees and...

coldvein‎, 06-09-2013 07:19 PM
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romaleos 2?

I have a pair on order from east bay, but besides them and rogue, no one else carries them. I was googling them earlier and ran across a few discussions that Nike stopped making them and rogue, bought a huge supply? I can't even find them directly on Nike s website. I just thought it was odd. Any...

0p3rator‎, 12-04-2013 07:57 PM
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Looking to start Olympic Lifting

I started training in general 8 months ago. Before that I was just a skinny dude, never touched weights except to do curls here and there. I was able to put on about 30 lbs. And make some good strength gains. I would like to start an Olympic lifting routine next week. Current Lifts in lbs...

jagboy‎, 05-18-2011 12:25 PM
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