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Forum: Olympic Lifting

Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

Warm up routines/complexes

What is your warm up routine with an empty barbell? Or what are some good technique complexes you might do? Empty barbell. Squats, couple pauses in the hole, good mornings. BTN press, OHS, sots press. Snatch balance. Snatch positions, power position, "scare crow", turn over/muscle...

FNG37‎, 12-07-2014 12:14 PM
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Beginner to Olympic Lifting wants to compete.

Hello, I'm interested in competing in an Olympic weightlifting event this coming April. I want to start a new program to learn and master the Olympic lifts. I've been lifting pretty consecutively for 2 years so I do have strength in the compound lifts. I'd be better off gaining weight to...

Boo760‎, 01-04-2015 03:32 PM
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Core work.. necessary?

Just curious to see that if core work is still necessary in an OLY routine. While Squatting x4 a week along with performing the lifts over and over, should I still include some isolated core work? If so, what kind of core work do y'all do?

wrestler271‎, 11-20-2014 10:32 PM
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Snatch balances into overhead squats

OsC4i_0DvbY What could I do to improve my stability during the catch? I was very wobbly today, i feel like it was related to my foot placement. I also felt the best during my second set, and I cannot figure out why. Any advice would be appreciated. If you want to check out my other videos, here's...

maxxmike‎, 12-09-2014 01:09 PM
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5 Week Olympic Training Program

Figured I would throw up my training sessions throughout my 5 week cycle I am currently on, didn't record the first two sessions but i will have #3+ every one. I have only been performing the snatch for 2 weeks so still learning the form but I hit a 185lb snatch in my third workout

Thor56‎, 12-12-2014 02:16 PM
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Question is power snatch/clean bad for your knees?

in the same way quarter squats are? always feels pain after doing power variations

wouldsmashten‎, 11-22-2014 04:28 PM
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Thumbs up How high is your vertical jump guys?

I heard OL have high vertical jump due to explosiveness in exercises So was wondering.. How high is your vj? Do you do pylometrics If someone who never done any jump training could check it out for me that would be cool.

Sartogan‎, 12-27-2014 09:33 AM
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Need help on power clean form!

I'm not an oly weightlifter (imma powerlifter), so I don't know what the fuk I'm doing vid:

bigasianboi‎, 12-29-2014 08:05 AM
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How often to a Olympic lifters deadlift with regards to Frequency/ Volume/ Intensity

I like to konw what elite lifters do compared to your average club lifter and regualr posters here Thank you

James456‎, 06-20-2008 09:48 AM
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Please crtique my clean form

I've been cleaning for quite a while now and can still only manage to clean my bodyweight. One thing I have noticed is that, while jumping, I don't seem to lean back as far as I should. I feel kind of scared about leaning far back when I jump up - I feel like I'd lose my balance. Do you think the...

Virus4762‎, 12-09-2014 08:10 AM
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Fifth time snatching, feedback?

Self taught. No bumpers in this gym. Lifting starts like 0:15 I think, can't trim from mobile. Third rep felt the best. This was my tenth set of triples bEu3ImkwoSw

Ballad‎, 12-23-2014 01:46 PM
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Adidas Adipower Sizing Questions!

To anyone here who has Adipowers I'm about to order some but really want to get the sizing right. If anyone uses Adipowers and Converses could you please give me some advice, I'm a size 9 in converses I've heard you should go .5 size smaller or will a 9 be good? thanks.

cedricnumerouno‎, 12-23-2014 07:49 AM
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Shoulder blade pain.

So I've been dealing with this pain in my shoulder blade for about a month now and it won't seem to go away. -When i roll my shoulder black it pops and cracks like a lot. (small or no pain there) -When i go for a jerk from the front rack I get a sharp pain in the inside of my shoulder blade...

DahNewcomer‎, 12-12-2014 08:44 AM
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Snatch, C&J and Total PRs!

_q3bLp05D2M I'm so pleased to finally have a day that went as well as yesterday... I PRed on snatch at 97.7kg(up 5lb) and PRed on C&J at 115.9kg(up 5lb), a 213kg total!! I set a goal when i started Oly lifting in January, and that was to have a 220kg total by Junior Nationals in February of 2015....

maxxmike‎, 12-17-2014 04:09 PM
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Can someone recommend me a beginner oly program?

Been powerlifting for a few years, and wanna do some oly lifting as well. wondering if someone could recommend me a program for oly lifting that still allows me to bench once a week. thank you

MSDPL‎, 12-18-2014 01:52 AM
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Advice please.

Hello I am new to Olympic lifting and am really impressed by the athleticism of this sport and out of all the strength training disciplines I am most interested in this I was wondering if anyone had training programs for Olympic lifters that could help me out to really dive all the way into it,...

carrow83‎, 12-18-2014 12:09 PM
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aware me about the pulls

i m comfused about the pulls clean pull/snatch pull/high pull whats the point for doing pulls? learning the first pull? getting stronger? wut? we suppose to go heavy on pulls ? wut about highpulls? please aware me

wouldsmashten‎, 04-14-2014 03:02 PM
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Greek Weightlifting Team Training

an old footage taken for the national tv Ftm2t5gxu1Q nothing special,just the national coach Christos Iakovou talks about the sport and explains the 2 lifts wuts good about this vid is that shows Pyrros and Kakhi trainning (Pyrros front squated 200kg i think)

wouldsmashten‎, 12-15-2014 01:42 PM
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Athlete Interview - Jared Enderton

Jared Enderton Interview Q_zaRgjEAH4 Q: Hey Jared, thanks for taking some time to chat with us today! Whatís new with Jared Enderton? JE: No problem! Itís always fun to do these interviews. Iím still recovering from that sushi throw down we had with Sam Dancer last month haha! It was good to...

TeamHMB‎, 12-15-2014 09:13 AM
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Mobility for Oly Lifting

I wrote this article about getting mobile for Olympic Lifting. A few months back it became quite popular with MDUSA athletes and a few other individuals. Hope it can help a few of you!

blunose‎, 11-14-2014 05:12 AM
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JTS Article

Here is an article from the company I work for regard the bottom position in oly lifting, Yours truly is the model for the mobility stuff.

NIsrael181‎, 12-11-2014 03:31 PM
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A mix

Hey, I'm just curious if anyone on here has been able to sustainably follow a program which include the FULL olympic lifts ( Not just basic power cleans or something) Along with powerlifting AND bodybuilding... I'm into strength sports but I also play football and throw the shot and discus in HS,...

meconfused‎, 11-24-2014 07:27 PM
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Help me max

Hey oly lifters, I'm going to max out on power cleans two weeks from today. How would you recommend I warmup? like what percentages and whatnot, to use until i max out.... ex: 70%x2, 80%x1 90%x1 100%x1... and if it helps i plan on hitting somewhere between 265-275 pounds thanks

meconfused‎, 12-05-2014 06:52 PM
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Critique my program, pull day or no pull day?

Hey everyone, I've recently started incorperating oly training for power and speed (not so much focus on getting better at oly lifing) and I'm wondering if the program I wrote for myself will make me overtrain my back. WTY is basically lateral raises in differant positions while laying on an...

KeeDee‎, 11-29-2014 07:58 PM
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my maiden high pull and push press session

Only 45kg and did 3 x 10 sets for each. I squat 150kg and DL 200kg so I not that beat but its a different after feeling. Im shaking like a leaf in a storm. Is that enough volume? Should I be doing more?

TSNBTAN‎, 12-05-2014 04:34 PM
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