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Forum: Olympic Lifting

Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

Big biceps and rack position

I've heard that oly lifters never do curls because big biceps would prevent them being able to properly rack a clean. I can't see how someone's biceps could possible interfere with the rack position unless they have 20 inch+ arms. I could understand if people said curls are useless/a waste of...

TobleroneLifts‎, 08-03-2014 11:57 PM
08-06-2014, 03:30 PM Go to last post
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Smile Building a foundation to start olympic lifts. Do's and Don'ts

What's up guys, I'm planning to eventually start olympic lifting once my strength levels are adequate and I am flexible enough. Though I want to start training a bit more specific in my commercial gym. What are some things I could do other than focusing on: - Squats (front, high bar...

Masterofrhythm‎, 07-03-2014 04:26 PM
08-05-2014, 08:10 AM Go to last post
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Oly program feedback- shoulder and knee pain :(

Long time lurker. Need some advice from the Oly brahs here. I joined up with a Crossfit gym earlier this year, picked up Oly lifting for about 3 months now. The trainer at the gym provides the program and its been alright so far however the training program seems to push 1rep maxes nearly every...

Hurrrr‎, 06-06-2014 05:48 AM
08-03-2014, 06:20 AM Go to last post
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This look good?

So I cant go to a gym were I can actually practice the lifts right now, but after 3 months I will be relocating and will have access to a gym were I can practice. After looking around I made this program for myself, some more personal info: 18, ex-football player and powerlifter. I know how to...

amar654‎, 07-28-2014 06:44 PM
08-01-2014, 09:59 PM Go to last post
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What's up with Pendlay forum?

Does anyone know what's going on with the Pendlay forum? I haven't been able to get on since yesterday. There was a huge debacle Friday night regarding MDUSA hiring Travis Mash as a coach and Brad Hess of MDUSA not wanting to explain why they hired him (as is his right, IMHO). However, it seems...

olyw8lifter‎, 07-27-2014 09:34 AM
08-01-2014, 02:18 PM Go to last post
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Not a lot of talk about Mendes

Anyone see North's 170? Guess we'll have to go with a video from Europe and llyin's 237 instead R8WOhe6FOkI

FNG37‎, 07-27-2014 07:35 PM
07-27-2014, 07:35 PM Go to last post
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Knee Pain

Hi everyone, For the last 6 weeks, I've been experiencing pain above my knee caps and sometimes pain that feels as if it is coming from the center of my right knee. Additionally, there's been some soreness/pain in the joints of my left ankle, and now I'm starting to develop what almost feels...

12cbutler‎, 07-23-2014 12:39 PM
07-27-2014, 05:22 PM Go to last post
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Wish I could find these Adidas in 8.5! Best ones I've ever had

These Adidas weightlifting shoes are the best I've ever had...wood heel, solid. They still have life in them, and gosh, I must have paid $200 for them back in 2003 or so...have searched high and low to find them, no luck. I'm sure the new Adistars rock..

CropDusterMan‎, 07-20-2014 09:52 AM
07-22-2014, 09:57 PM Go to last post
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Power Clean Form Check

Video: *****://vimeo.com/97144994 (add http) Triple at 185lbs. I'm doing these as part of a general strength program, anything stand out that I should work on? I'm not exactly going for perfection (don't plan on competing), just making sure there aren't any major flaws. To me, it looks...

pjstevens92‎, 07-22-2014 05:26 PM
07-22-2014, 05:26 PM Go to last post
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Effect of "bulking" on weightlifting

What are your experiences on adding weight while training? Is there ever a reduction in speed or explosiveness, or does it just help you set new PRs? (Obviously I'm talking about adding a controlled amount of weight, not a see-food type thing)

Explogorm‎, 07-20-2014 06:35 PM
07-21-2014, 12:57 PM Go to last post
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Form Check: 95/130 @ 85

Posted on /r/weightlifting, but I figured it was worth another post here. Video: n6YEzKZBu6I Hey all - I posted a couple of weeks ago and am really thankful for all of the help, and was hoping for a bit more feedback. These were from last Thursday. Snatch: 80/85/90/93/x95/95. I wore straps on...

RyanLikesToLift‎, 07-13-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014, 10:10 AM Go to last post
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Bumper Plate suggestions?

Wanting to build a home gym. I have decided on the new Rogue 2.0 Bar that is about to be released. Also, kind of up in the air on the Squat Rack. Leaning towards Rogue S-2 but I keep seeing this AmStaff Fitness chinese made copies for cheap, sold in Canada. Main thing I cannot choose are...

romajc‎, 07-15-2014 08:19 AM
07-20-2014, 10:03 AM Go to last post
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Can't find weightlifting gym

All the "weightlifting" gyms in my area are registered or owned by crossfit, how else can I get decent coaching on the olympic lifts? I live in whitby, Ontario

Explogorm‎, 07-18-2014 12:11 PM
07-18-2014, 08:01 PM Go to last post
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Form Check on Heavy Cleans

So I know I have typical form problems from heavy weight like the 90% I work up to, but how do my pulls, stance, and back look to you guys? VyCb2qYz6Dw

maxxmike‎, 07-17-2014 12:58 PM
07-18-2014, 11:05 AM Go to last post
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Power clean form check

I power cleaned for the first time today, I need some feedback on my form. They were pretty light, as I only caught them in a quarter squat, but I'm not sure wether or not my form was even remotely close to ok. *****://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9cU-QhC-hK0

Explogorm‎, 07-17-2014 01:19 PM
07-18-2014, 11:02 AM Go to last post
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Power clean form 200 lbs check

youtube(dot)com/watch?v=CVoywxTN26Y&feature=youtu.be This was 5x5, this is as high as I go on reps with power clean. But please give pointers on what I need to fix and thank you in advance.

Baksi33‎, 07-16-2014 08:43 PM
07-17-2014, 03:19 PM Go to last post
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Vertically challenged garage gym flooring question

So finally got around to setting up my garage gym and need to figure out the flooring. Most I've read say to not drop bumpers on concrete, what I've found so far below (best to worst): 1. build a platform 2. plywood covered by stall mats 3. stall mats on concrete 4. cheap rubber flooring from...

DHDad‎, 07-14-2014 06:27 AM
07-17-2014, 10:01 AM Go to last post
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Olympic squat form help

Hey guys. I recently started olympic weightlifting, and have been training with a coach (only once per week now, will be more frequent soon). I am running starting strength right now to get my squat up, but my squat has the ``buttwink``. I am 6`1 with long femurs, but pretty flexible nonetheless....

cudderfan‎, 05-25-2014 03:29 PM
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How to fix huge lean on snatch bottom?

I recently started learning the snatch and I've been video recording myself to check how I'm doing. I noticed I have a very big lean forward at the bottom of the snatch/catch and it is aggravated with weights. If I squat with just a wooden stick the lean is not that exaggerated. I foam roll and...

jrhetf4xb‎, 05-08-2014 12:43 PM
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Max clean attempt worth watching

So about a month and a half ago, as high school was coming to an end, I wanted to try a 295lb clean because that's what I made my goal at the very beginning of the year. (I was at 245 then) My best before this attempt was 280. I thought any lifter would enjoy watching this video because of the...

maxxmike‎, 07-03-2014 08:49 PM
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Clean and front squat form check

Beginner checking in. I've been practicing the technique for clean/jerk/front squat for the past few days with a wooden stick only. I've probably watched every video on youtube about weightlifting and since I recently got my Adipowers I thought it's time to put everything into action. That's why...

jrhetf4xb‎, 04-10-2014 08:37 AM
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Question Form problem methinks - any tips?

I'm fairly new to Oly lifting (only past 6 months) though I competed in power lifting 20+ years ago and have maintained performing those pwr lifts over all 20+ years since at much lighter weights. Unfortunately I don't have access to a lifting coach so I've been teaching myself from the internet....

DHDad‎, 07-09-2014 06:49 AM
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new guy question with the power clean

I wanted to go back to OLY lifting and today was the first day and to see my numbers I maxed on the C&J, I got 195 the clean was easy but the jerk needs some help. I just went for a straight max on the clean and got 225. For a C&J to count in competition, do you have to squat? I got the clean...

MikeMadden96‎, 07-10-2014 04:39 PM
07-11-2014, 12:04 PM Go to last post
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Weightlifting Gym in Long Island

Hi, I set up a weightlifting gym in Holbrook, on Long Island. I'm 20, so not a coach or anything, but I have a pendlay bearing bar, and bumper plates. I would like to try to get a gym of dedicated olympic lifters. It's hard to find places out in Long Island though. I invite anyone interested to...

Greco-Roman‎, 12-15-2012 02:20 PM
07-11-2014, 12:01 PM Go to last post
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T69M snatch 135 kilos

http://youtu.be/8-b9nSK2wAM when i was younger and stronger

T69M‎, 04-23-2014 05:14 AM
07-09-2014, 12:32 PM Go to last post
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