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Forum: Olympic Lifting

Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

Clean and Jerk reps

When doing double and triples, do you do the same number of jerks as cleans? or is it best to do a 2+1 or 3+1? trying to figure out the best approach as a beginner in this style of lifting

MtnJax‎, 03-11-2016 01:11 PM
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Angry Issues

I have some troubles with my OLY lifts. Jerk: I seems to be pressing to much instead of dropping my body down. Also, my foot placement is a issue. My front leg doesnt as far as it should be, that makes me unstable. Clean: Some people say i am to aggressive, i need to relax more but with new...

ronalbak‎, 04-11-2016 11:59 AM
08-02-2016, 10:26 AM Go to last post
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Weightlifting Gyms North of Houston?

I just moved to the Woodlands area north of Houston, TX and was wondering if anyone knew of any gyms that had platforms for C/J and Snatching. There's ten thousand crossfit gyms that want to charge $200 a month... but I just want some rubber and a bar to slam. Maybe a bro or two.. who...

trevorthorpe‎, 07-26-2016 10:35 PM
07-27-2016, 10:25 AM Go to last post
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Do they sell .75 mm weightlifting shoes at the mall?

I am heading to the mall, where could I find .75 mm weightlifting shoes? are there any specific stores? I want them mainly for squatting since I do my dead lifts just using my socks. Also, how do I identify them? Thank you

DBZ1‎, 06-20-2016 07:01 PM
06-27-2016, 12:48 PM Go to last post
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Staying upright Squat

Hey everyone...... I just wanna ask if somebody has some tips for me to stay more upright in the Squat.... Or general technique-critique on my squat. I got a few videos with flat shoes and with wl-shoes just to show both of them. Flat shoes (recorded yesterday)

Fleshor‎, 05-13-2016 11:40 PM
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Arrow [READ] Maxing out my Strength Levels in a year.

Hi everyone, I'll be entering a power-lifting competition this time next year and I need/really want to win. What can I do to augment my work out? My coach has currently told me to just do SQUATS, DEADLIFTS & BENCH-PRESSES. I figured my competitors would be doing the same, so if I do the...

RyloKen‎, 05-19-2016 01:39 PM
05-19-2016, 02:21 PM Go to last post
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Is Oly lifting expensive? (coaching, gyms)

I have a growing interest in starting oly lifting. I do powerlifting recreationally atm, and will be doing my first comp soon. From what i have researched, It looks super expensive to start and train. At least where I live in the UK. Most Gyms that have the right equipment (platforms, can drop...

Superh1‎, 05-08-2016 03:19 PM
05-18-2016, 07:00 AM Go to last post
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New Book: A De-Masculinization of Strength

Figured Id share some info over this. Im going to use a format that has worked well on other forums: What is this product and what does it claim? Product Description Who is the author?

GqArtguy‎, 08-17-2012 10:38 AM
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Oly lifts

If i wanted to incorporate oly lifts on my routine, should i first have a nice strong base of mobility and strength of front squat, high bar ATG squats, bench, overhead press and deadlifts before i attempt starting oly lifts?

S0ulBerzerker‎, 04-22-2016 03:22 AM
04-22-2016, 11:14 AM Go to last post
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Question Programs

Ok, I live in an area where all the gyms are pretty darn small. I make up my workout routine and I really want to stick with it. I am a by the book type. So I like to go in the order I am supposed to and do what I am supposed to do. I find it hard in my surrounding gyms because a lot of the...

Steveclem9‎, 04-17-2016 10:50 AM
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Arrow Everything You Need to Know About the Power / Full Clean

This is a very extensive guide on everything you need to know about the power clean that I wrote. It can also be applied to the full clean just as easily. Please feel free to take a look and let me know what you think. I see the clean done incorrectly quite frequently and it can be a risky movement...

jbrowniey00‎, 04-07-2016 09:08 PM
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First day videos - help a newbie!!

So I've finally given a wholehearted attempt into learning an olympic weightlifting move. Started out with the clean pull. Learned the stages from the glenn pendlay videos on youtube. Gave them all a shot, then took these vids when I felt comfortable enough to put it all together. I had been goin...

Johnnymaaaac‎, 04-05-2016 11:38 AM
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290lbs Power Clean PR!

Hey guys, hit 290lbs this morning on power clean! Just wanted to share it with you guys. Felt pretty easy too! Reps all round! My goal is 315 by the end of next semester!

Alpha20‎, 12-07-2015 11:37 PM
03-30-2016, 06:15 PM Go to last post
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Bulgarian Method? Heavy Squats Everyday

Hi I'm kinda new to lifting for power as opposed to aesthetics and have since been addicted to squats. I'm currently doing bill starr's 5x5 and part of the routine calls for atleast 48 hours in between squat workouts. A little searching on the net and I found olympic lifters stating they do squats...

iamnobody‎, 01-28-2009 11:57 PM
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Question wood heavy pulls/dls help me to lift more?

not that i even deadlifting i mean at all,not the last 4 years or so but i do pulls,sn and cn pulls like 4 x week but not heavy,smth like 15-20kg more than my sn or c&j cos thats wut coach says wood it benefit me if i try heavy pulls?

pureckeky‎, 03-25-2016 09:11 AM
03-25-2016, 04:28 PM Go to last post
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Oly lifting in normal gym?

My gym isnt normal, its sort of hardcore. Theres no bumper plates, only thing special is the 100lb plates. Theres a set of 10lb bumper plates thats all, then theres this old guy that has a set of bumpers, but keeps them locked up and uses them for himself only. Whats the best way to do oly lifts...

zzzzJake‎, 02-14-2016 05:31 PM
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Help with Olympic lifting routine?

I lift for general fitness so every now and then I like to experiment with new types of workouts, so now I'm giving oly lifting a go. Right now my routine looks like this: A: Snatch Snatch pull Front squat B: Push press Jerk

SuperTune‎, 03-04-2016 12:04 PM
03-06-2016, 06:21 PM Go to last post
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Online video analysis?

Hi all, I've just begun my journey into olympic lifting (been practicing for about a year now) and was wondering what online resources you would recommend to get some video analysis. I have access to some CrossFit coaches but I really want to hear from some certified folks that are not afraid to...

MSRunner603‎, 02-24-2016 03:05 PM
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Transitioning to being a hip cleaner

Hello Oly misc, I won't make this long, but I'm considering widening my normal clean grip to become a hip cleaner. I have short arms and a long torso, and I've always had trouble getting to my "power position" when I clean, because I always hit my "junk" when I actually finish my pull. I've...

jalundah‎, 02-21-2016 06:20 AM
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Clean Grip

I'm learning how to hold the bar during cleans, front squats, thrusters, etc and I tell ya what... OW! I'm experiencing a fair bit of pain in my wrists and fingers, especially my thumbs. Is there anything I can do to improve my mobility in these areas? Thanks!

CandaceMGreen‎, 02-13-2016 08:04 PM
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Cheap lifting shoes

I am looking for a pair of cheap stanđard lifting shoes: 0.75' heel height, etc. I found some options: Rogue site: Reebok 2.0 for 75$ Reebok 2.0+ for 87$ Adidas Drehkraft for 75$ Is their any other deal for lifting shoes? ( AMZ, EBay, etc) that is under 100$? us sites only.

ronalbak‎, 02-14-2016 06:30 AM
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Probably get flamed but ? on back squat and Low Bar

I've been reading forums and watching how to vids for years trying to improve my clean and anytime the question of Low Bar back squat comes up it's either dismissed or considered irrelevant to Oly lifting unless the author is Rip. I understand the use of the High Bar back squat for strength bldg...

DHDad‎, 12-04-2015 11:05 AM
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Snatch Form Check [vid]

All criticism welcome kPF7GKES090

bigasianboi‎, 08-02-2015 04:29 PM
02-13-2016, 06:48 PM Go to last post
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Question do you snatch high pull?

i m always doing snatch pulls but never snatch high pull you think i missed smth?

iSnatchUrSquat‎, 02-08-2016 01:45 PM
02-12-2016, 01:01 PM Go to last post
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How to change grip when doing CJ

So here is my issue. After i clean( full clean) the bar, my body will be in front squat position. I dont know how to change from fs grip to jerk grip like other olympic lifters. How can i fix it? Video is being uploaded to youtube, will be available soon.

ronalbak‎, 12-12-2015 06:19 AM
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