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Forum: Olympic Lifting

Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

Long legs + short torso = good for power movements?

I am a relatively long-limbed lifter. My legs are about 3cm longer than my upper body and my reach is 6cm longer than my height. As such, I am mechanically disadvantaged when it comes to squatting movements; in particular the back squat. That said, I've always had a very strong power clean...

WCC‎, 10-22-2017 10:21 AM
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dumb question

short limbs are ideal for olympic lifting right?

shortugly‎, 10-07-2017 09:43 PM
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Would like to try some Olympic lifting. advice?

I've been checking out people ljke Donny Shankle and Clarence0 on YouTube and I just am amazed at their strength. They make it look easy lol. I woud like to try cleaning and jerking but of course I would like some tips and advice. Im going to have to lose all ego and humble myself and start very...

WutangFlex732‎, 10-19-2016 03:49 PM
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Bumper Plate Repair (and what are they made of?)

The club I train at has a beautiful set of old style Eleiko bumpers that are very popular with lifters - far more so than the modern ones. Recently a crew of bodybuilders turned up and started using them for those douchebag barbell corner rows that such people are so infatuated with and the angled...

Jaster‎, 06-04-2013 05:15 PM
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Lifting with no bumper plates and a cement floor?

I've been lifting weights for a while but I'm very new at Oly. lifting. Didn't even really think I would be able to do it so I started playing around with light weights that I knew I would very rarely fail with.I wasn't really attached to doing it but now I've grown a taste for it. I have only...

GoldnBlack‎, 10-12-2017 06:57 PM
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front squating... more...

i've already managed a 2xbodyweight back squat, but i cannot front squat for crap. 70% of 1RM back squat. "somebody" told me my back/upper back is weak and recommended i do partial front squats. yes i do front squat (at the moment)... i row, pull ups, and dead lift also... are these partial...

rNursejitsu‎, 08-11-2017 10:05 PM
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Worst Muscle to be Sore?

I used to think there was nothing worse than sore hamstrings when oly lifting, but now I feel that the worst muscle to have sore are the shoulders. What's yours?

ZachOly‎, 03-13-2010 12:43 PM
09-22-2017, 12:05 AM Go to last post
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Help with new program?

So I've been lifting for about 2 and a half years now and really wanna step up my program by trying to train muscle groups twice a week, from what I read it takes at most, 48 hours for muscles to completely repair, so if was thinking of doing a split like Monday - Chest/Shoulders Tuesday -...

NikoNikoNiko‎, 08-27-2017 03:40 PM
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Question ***Guestimate my weightlifting potential (lifting advice needed)***

I've been around the forums for years but about 2 weeks ago I decided to take weightlifting seriously, putting myself in the right mindset for good sleep habits, a good diet and a good workout regime. What I would like to know, based upon your observations and knowledge: 1) What numbers could...

FightYourFear‎, 08-17-2017 02:51 PM
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Smile Technique question

Snatch: Clean and jerk: Back squat: Front squats:

chakalvoador‎, 07-21-2017 06:04 AM
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body extension in snatch and clean

Hello! I have been weightlifting since the start of this year (after almost 2 years of crossfit, while my previous background, years ago, is in running and European soccer), and my main technical difficulty is (beside mobility)that I can not get my body fully extended after the pull. Does anyone...

gabrielpopa19‎, 06-22-2017 02:56 AM
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Collapsing forward in Front Squat and Clean

Hi everyone, I've got an issue when I go heavy with front squat and cleans - my upper back rounds and I drop the weight off the rack position when I'm at the bottom of the squat. I clearly don't have enough strength to hold it there, are there any accessory exercises I can do to help fix it?...

Griddlelol‎, 07-10-2017 04:55 AM
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Knee Sleeves

Anyone have any recommendations as far as using some knee sleeves for squats? I am curious how many of you O lifters use knee sleeves and what a good brand would be. I am currently on the Russian back squat routine which has you back squat MWF, and then we go up to a clean max single on the...

lewdog_5‎, 05-22-2009 01:36 PM
07-06-2017, 09:34 AM Go to last post
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Olympic lifts with regular barbell?

I have plates that aren't good for an olympic bar, and I can get a regular bar for much cheaper. I know that the rotating sleeves save your joints, but what are the exercises that can be done safely without them, and which are those that absolutly require them? I can choose between 180cm...

Akos89‎, 01-29-2017 03:22 AM
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New Masters Member

Hi all, this is my first post on the forum. I'm 53 years old and have only been weightlifting for 18 months and I'm completely hooked on the sport. I have competed 4 times and plan to continue. I guess you could say I'm a newbie all the way around. Are there any other masters division lifters I...

JRyan63‎, 06-04-2017 10:25 AM
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Where can I buy Nike romaleos 2 (UK)

I really wanna get the black and red nike romaleos as they look so damned sexy, but I cannot find them anywhere in stock in the UK. I will rep anyone who can tell me if they are in stock anywhere. Really don't wanna get them from US as if they don't fit I will have to pay a lot more for shipping....

Thompsta‎, 01-10-2017 09:06 AM
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Question High Bar Flexibility Routine? I'm not flexible enough to High Bar.

Can anyone suggest me a static and or dynamic stretching routine? I know I should focus on hip, ankle, and my calves but I'm having trouble coming up with a stretch routine so I can be flexible enough to High Bar appropriately like Clarence Kennedy or Idalberto Arranda. I have no access to a foam...

wassupwassup‎, 01-27-2017 05:05 PM
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Olympic Lifting Garage Gym Exercises

When not doing oly lifting. What are exercises to do. So far i have a rower, excercise bike, weight bench and a treadmil.

Bfoulk8559‎, 04-02-2017 10:20 AM
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***Olympic weightlifting nutrition***

now i searched the forum, ive searched the internet, ive have asked questions of some of the lifters/coaches i know, but i still feel it is a clouded issue within weightlifting. what should you eat? there are a lot of american lifters that feel paleo is a right way. Japanese, chinese and...

ftwrestler‎, 10-07-2012 09:08 AM
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Calories and Recovery

Hi guys, So a little intro, I've been working on myself since last year and have made progress that I'm pretty happy with (down from 295 to 230, **** load of muscle development, and strength gains). I've been lifting on a caloric deficit since January 2016 and things have been progressing well...

Skorrn‎, 01-12-2017 02:58 PM
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Time in to progress

I have dabbled with some oly lifting in the recent past as a result of exposure at crossfit, then doing straight oly in a club for 3-4 months before quitting (for a range of reasons beyond my control), it was hard to walk away because I was starting to get comfortable and I was beginning to wrap my...

Cantplankwell‎, 12-21-2016 11:17 AM
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First attempt at a hang power snatch

Not starting from my knees but I just wanted to see how it looks first. Couple things I notice is thar I don't pull and I can only assume it's because of such light weight, also my heels coming off the floor, could fix with oly shoes? Next time I'll try with weight

kanem97‎, 12-19-2016 06:24 PM
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Clean and Jerk

Hi all, so how quickly can you expect your strength to improve as a beginner in olympic lifts. Clean, clean and jerk, snatch? what is a hard, but realistic time frame to pump up the weights, is it slow to get stronger or can you progress quickly? any feed back is appreciated. Cheers.

Samreid2799‎, 11-24-2016 01:03 AM
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Olympic Lifting Program

Hey guys, i was really hoping someone would be able to share an example of a program purely based on increasing my C&J, front squat and snatch? because that's the only 3 8 really want to get max on, i'm not fussed on bench or anything else. is just doing those 3 excersizes everyday all i need? or...

Samreid2799‎, 12-05-2016 12:35 AM
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Arrow any benefits from running?

cant lift these days.only squat a few times i m gonna start running outdoors,any benefit from doing that imo running in cold weather gonna help me become more tough,inb4 rocky 4

iSnatchUrSquat‎, 01-23-2016 04:03 PM
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