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Forum: Olympic Lifting

Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

How to combine OLY lifting & Bodybuilding?

i do OLY lifting 4x a week. alternating between snatch/c&j days and front and back squat days. also do pulls, etc etc. how do i combine bodybuilding into it so I won't be too tight to do the lifts as well as gain more size?

snatchcleanjerk‎, 04-05-2012 05:45 PM
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Transitions from bodybuilding to Olympic lifting (personal experiences)

Any of you people have any tips? A few weeks ago I was still doing a chesttris/backbis/shoulders/legs split like a typical bodybuilder. Recently switched it up to lower/upper...lower/upper. Found an oly gym near me and in May when I get back home I'll be going 4x's a week, and buying/making...

schabowy90‎, 04-06-2012 08:44 AM
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Slow power clean racking

My power clean racking technique is too slow, causing me to catch the bar on my wrists temporarily, before my elbows get all the way up. Does anyone have some good tips/cues/drills/etc to help whip the elbows through faster? Just thinking to myself things like "faster elbows" doesn't seem to be...

saw7988‎, 04-03-2012 09:35 AM
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Need help on PC and FS, vids. What am I doing wrong?

Gb1LmKJlhF4 185 x 3 pJ4gP3Q_4iM Sorry for the long vid... 198 x 3...and 3 missed reception. Why can't I keep the bar on my shoulders?? xQ5gfGCZraM 170 x 10 Is it okay? I lean forward a lot, I can't keep an upright torso...why?

Saintsqc‎, 04-06-2012 12:00 PM
04-07-2012, 03:24 PM Go to last post
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Power clean to hang clean ratio?

This might be a dumb question, but if I can't hang clean 135lbs, does it also mean that I have no business power clean 135lbs as well?

xxmeme‎, 04-06-2012 04:15 PM
04-07-2012, 11:53 AM Go to last post
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Coffee's Gym Webcast

Just noticed this posted on Coffee's Gym facebook for anyone interested

CHS55‎, 03-16-2012 12:58 PM
04-07-2012, 10:03 AM Go to last post
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Staying on heels

I can lift alot of weight but cant do it right. I hate that everytime i squat im on my toes. I know what a correct squat is, i blew a knee out and learned all how the muscles work. Still cant seem to get under the weight. I need help on how to stay on the heels past a 90 degree angle. Il take any...

Hawkk703‎, 04-07-2012 12:30 AM
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Would an olympic lifting routine be ideal for an athlete?

I'm training for primarily athletic purposes. My sport is ultimate frisbee (hold the laughs), so it's non contact, but non contact in the way basketball is...there's a decent amount of bodying up and boxing out. Anyways, I'm trying to get stronger just for athletic purposes; I don't plan on...

NewbieX2‎, 04-04-2012 11:10 PM
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Power clean form check 140lbs

What am I doing wrong here?

xxmeme‎, 04-05-2012 12:37 AM
04-05-2012, 08:38 PM Go to last post
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Clean form check

OsebKIFsEok& What do I do wrong? My weaker smaller friend can out clean me D: I mean full clean. I would like to get under it and ride it down so I can do heavy weight, but I just can't! It is disappointing and makes me want to stop power cleaning altogether body weight 150...

sethboss‎, 04-02-2012 07:38 PM
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Race to Bodyweight Press

Time to get archaic. Old competition rules apply, bend and break your spines to your hearts' content.

feces99‎, 03-20-2012 09:52 PM
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What are some basic Clean and Jerk tips to give to a new lifter?

If one of your friends were brand new to the sport, what are the basics you would drill into him first?

Jaycuda‎, 04-03-2012 08:47 AM
04-04-2012, 08:33 PM Go to last post
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Olympic shoes for powerlifting

Figured you guys would know the most about oly shoes. I want to get some oly shoes to do squats and cleans in and wanted to know what shoe you would recommend. I have a little wider than shoulder width stance and I want a wooden heel. Thanks

cameronwillisa‎, 04-01-2012 12:20 AM
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Cal Strength looking for new lifters

just copying and pasting this. Good opportunity for somebody. California Strength is currently looking for 1 or 2 qualified lifters to add to the team as full time weightlifters. Position includes coaching, travel and competition expenses paid, team outfitting provided, supplements provided,...

WHT_LIGHTNING‎, 04-02-2012 06:10 PM
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Need some advice

I can power clean 220lbs, but only power clean & jerk 176lbs, so what would be the best exercises to improve my jerk? I'm already doing push presses and seated neck presses. Second problem I have is how can I get more flexible for the snatch so I can catch the bar lower? I don't have a oly...

Ensix‎, 03-23-2012 10:00 AM
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Weight too forward on clean catch

Lately I've been jumping way back on both my cleans and snatches. I've always jumped a bit back and in snatch it is not even that big of a deal. The problem is at cleans, because the bigger the weight the more I am on my toes. This has all started when I had a pretty bad lifting day but decided...

Prevtzer‎, 03-03-2012 01:52 AM
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high school meet (bench and CJ)

These are some videos from my meet this past thursday, any comments or critiques are encouraged! im in the 199 pound weight class and am a senior sorry idk how to embed. first attempt 260 second attempt 275

HesterW‎, 03-31-2012 02:02 PM
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Can some one please critique my lifts, Snatch, Clean/Jerk, and Squat

Here is a video

ChrisJones999‎, 03-31-2012 07:34 PM
04-02-2012, 07:23 AM Go to last post
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PR Premonition

Does anyone else here just know when the are going to make a PR? I know whenever I am because I am restless all day throughout class and get excessively angry at little things (feeling it right now.)

feces99‎, 03-26-2012 08:04 AM
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Talking Your shoes? The best shoes?

Im not an Olympic Lifter by any means or do the Oly lifts, but i am however a huge fan of Oly high bar squats. The elevated heel, the upright position, the depth, it all motivates me. I was wondering which shoes you guys use to perform your front and back squat training.

themg3‎, 03-30-2012 02:27 PM
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Help a novice with cleans?

although i've been training seriously for almost a year now, I still can't get power cleans down. I seem to have a fear/inability to fire my elbows out and squat down when I rack the bar, and as a result it kind of forces me to lean back a bit whenever I catch the bar. what basically happens is I...

ButtPirate69‎, 03-30-2012 09:57 PM
03-31-2012, 08:19 AM Go to last post
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Q&A with Abadjiev

Not sure if you guys are familiar with this channel but Abadjiev discusses a few topics from questions received on youtube videos or email. ...

GqArtguy‎, 03-27-2012 05:48 PM
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Power clean w/ Sumo stance?

I can't power clean with the generic stance due to flexibility issues, the same issues that made me turn to Sumo deadlift. I was wondering is it okay to power clean using a sumo stance, with hands inside the leg, instead of outside?

Dizzle90‎, 03-30-2012 09:19 AM
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pls critique my warmup

Hi! Need help in creating a nice and efficient warmup for: goals: snatch: 70kg c&j: 90kg So far this is what I figured: snatch:

astro99‎, 03-30-2012 04:36 AM
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Why do I keep jumping bacwards on the smatch?

here is a quick video.

ChrisJones999‎, 03-28-2012 07:29 PM
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