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Forum: Olympic Lifting

Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

converted to olympic weightlifting

Well I started the same way as everyone else, wanting to get huge, abs for all the girls and all that crap about isolation and having some stupid argument about where someone is Natty or not. For me the turning point was last week when I went to a fitness expo and saw some of the IFBB...

Bluesy‎, 05-02-2012 04:07 AM
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95kg snatch | my hs school record

nnTxzsuDWRE Form wasn't very good and it was more of a power snatch but it counts. Missed on 97.5. Going to try for more weight next week, I just need to work on my balance in the bottom and I will be able to get a lot more weight. Edit: here's the 97.5kg miss zGUNbX7XISA

erick15‎, 05-01-2012 09:41 AM
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Doug Hepburn - Olympic Press 1954

Thought some of you might enjoy see this: Doug Hepburn Olympic Press 1954

FCrivello‎, 05-01-2012 12:37 PM
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American open

Anyone know if there has been any information of where and when the American Open is this year?

thejdeck‎, 04-28-2012 04:25 PM
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First competition today!

Wish me luck errybody! Anyone else have a competition coming up?

Kramer25‎, 04-28-2012 06:49 AM
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Lightbulb tips on breaking bad clean habit!

So I finally went heavy on some cleans last night! For those who don't know (which is everybody here) I started training the olympic lifts hard last week. I had no prior Snatch experience (that sounds dirty huh) but I had power cleaned all through out high school for football. So of course my form...

Rusty56‎, 04-28-2012 09:35 AM
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Looking for the weightlifting documentary 'School of Champions"

Looking for the above documentary. It's a very good video, following the Bulgarian Olympic team in the 70's. It used to be on Weightlifting Exchange but it seems to have disappeared. Does anyone happen to know if it's anywhere else on the net, or perhaps has a copy downloaded? I did some...

Jaster‎, 04-29-2012 04:27 PM
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Snatch technique (vid)

How does it look? Its like 85 or 90 lbs, just started practicing yesterday with the empty bar. Just wanna know if something looks wrong before I start adding more weight. -I3fFl-yvAk

DATlift‎, 04-28-2012 04:41 PM
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The mental aspect of lifting heavy

I'm not talking about mental determination to get in the gym, or keep lifting. I'm talking about the mental aspect of going down with a heavy squat, or getting under a weight that feels heavy. I'm just starting seriously training Olympic lifting, so I'm really not used to having such heavy...

Greco-Roman‎, 04-27-2012 07:34 PM
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Flexibility Help + Shoe recommendations

Hello Recently i've developed an interest in the classic lifts but im relatively newb to the gym My lifting experience thus far is that ive been 7 months on Rippetoe's starting strength and made some nice gains but that've stopped Linear progression on a workout to workout basis would like to...

krunkltup‎, 04-26-2012 04:21 AM
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Ivan Abadjiev (Bulgaria) begins training U.S. Oly Lifters!

This news is epic win! But I wonder if we (U.S. lifters) are ready to use the Bulgarian Method http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304070104576397543601842556.html Cliffs: Oly Lifter veteran Gold medallist comes to U.S. Now works with CSA nutrition and Eleiko training potential...

Pokarface‎, 06-26-2011 03:32 PM
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Question Help on snatch & jerks

I've been doing cleans for a while and I've built up to a 243 pound max back at the NASA highschool nationals, going for 275 next week, but I can't even jerk 205? I'm not sure if you're supposed to use your legs more or what? Also, I've never done snatches in my life till about 4 weeks ago, my...

footballforme‎, 04-26-2012 06:45 PM
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Looking for videos of Coffee's Gym lifters

If anyone has videos of Coffee's Gym lifters (both past and present) could you email them to coffeesgym@hotmail.com A few names that come to mind are: Robin Byrd, Sibby Flowers, Colleen Colley, Ursula Garza, Stacey Ketchum, Lynne Stoessel, Annie Rivieccio, Kelly Williams (Rexroad), Jodi Vaughn...

CoffeesGymGA‎, 04-27-2012 10:54 AM
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Question about snatches

Does a power snatch count as a snatch in a competition? Can your hands be so wide they touch the sleeve (spinning part of the bar)? Edit: found the answer to the first question, you can do a power snatch in competition. Can't find anything on my other question.

erick15‎, 04-27-2012 08:45 AM
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bumper plate question

i dont know if this is a stupid question, but if i had bumper plates, would it be alright to use metal plates too, like 45 bumper with 35 and lighter plates?

mitten‎, 04-24-2012 04:21 PM
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Cleans/Snatch Question

What different benefits do i get out of doing a variation of cleans/snatch? i.e. doing a power clean vs. hang clean vs. clean and jerk etc.?

acquadiice‎, 04-27-2012 08:15 AM
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What does your routine look like?

I'm kinda new to oly style in my split. So I'm curious as to see how everyone trains there lifts but incorporates BB style for hypertrophy. Thanks Also side note does anyone know what klokovs routine looks like?

HesterW‎, 04-25-2012 08:42 PM
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Olympic newb...

Hey guys. I've just recently become interested in Olympic lifting so of course I'm going to dive in head first. I have trained powerlifting style for several years and while it has given me a decent level of strength, I have some pretty major flexibility issues. I've been following Kelly...

Helo2‎, 04-26-2012 09:56 AM
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Front squats question

I'd rather post this in the Olympic section than exercise section for obvious reasons :) Anyways, I'm on SS at the moment and I've replaced the middle squat session of the week with 3x3 front squats. Since it was my first session I started light at 135 and did 3x3 no struggle. Now I'm not...

xRequiem‎, 04-26-2012 11:42 AM
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Where'd you learn to snatch

Where did you guys learn to snatch? And if I don't have access how should I go about learning?

HesterW‎, 04-25-2012 02:36 PM
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Hang Clean Form Check

135x5 cqLFzsYOE48

NewbieX2‎, 04-24-2012 08:02 PM
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Meanwhile in Kazakhstan...


scarboro‎, 04-24-2012 08:33 PM
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Josh Gilbert facebook status

really feel for this kid. hope he makes a big return and isn't under the same coach (we all know who that is) inb4 broz d1ckjockeys

shiznick2‎, 04-22-2012 04:36 AM
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New equipment came in today

New equipment came in today so I thought I'd shave some thoughts; Pendlay Elite Bumper plates: This is my second set so not much to say there awesome!! BUT!!! The price of these was also awesome I got the entire set (Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green) for $794.00 *Blues will be here tomorrow*...

ChrisJones999‎, 04-25-2012 02:46 PM
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