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Discuss Olympic lifting and your personal programs.

Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to lift on your own Phase 1

Phase 1 Body Weight Squats This is pretty straight forward, but here are a couple things to keep in mind. Start with your stance shoulder width and you toes pointed out slightly. Your knees must be able to move out to the side (follow your toes) this necessary for your hips to rotate...

raffiki‎, 08-29-2007 01:18 PM
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!!!!oly vid of myself!!!

can some1 please embed the video's for me. thanks in advance even though i will probably thank the person who embeds it for me again. you guys can/will critique my form. just dont kill me about it being in a regular gym; i dont have the resources to buy bumper weights. 185lbs snatch:...

boykid28‎, 10-18-2010 07:55 AM
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# of times per week you oly lift

Just wondering what the standard is, I've been doing it 2-3 times per week and been making decent progress.

jacketwrestler1‎, 08-02-2009 06:50 AM
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Arrow "Hang Cleans"

Seems like everyone in my college gym has been hang cleaning like this lately. eEW_lpvYmD0 I'm not even sure what to call it... my form is far from perfect but damn.

IronAbrams‎, 11-18-2008 02:21 PM
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Thumbs up "if you cant squat low you aint worth ****" (strength camp)

really entertaining and he makes some very good points in the vid and skip to the end for the awesome pics VEgm7WJBURQ&NR

TAK000‎, 12-12-2009 04:49 PM
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"Lifter's finger"

Just wondering whether its just me that is experiencing this or if there are others: I've been weight training for some time now but it wasn't until I got more serious about my Olympic lifts that I started getting problems with skin cracking on my left index and somewhat less on the middle...

matjusm‎, 02-04-2011 10:03 AM
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"Old School" Clean & Press Technique?

Does anyone know of any articles or videos on the technique of the "Old-School" Clean & Press back when it was still in the olympics? Serge Redding's 502lbs Clean & Press: 3nJrYPVJ88M

Eighttroy19‎, 08-16-2011 02:56 PM
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"Olympics why we suck" Elitefts article i found thought i would share it here

TAK000‎, 03-28-2011 10:24 PM
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"Time to Rack It!" - 800 lb Olympic Style Full Back Squat

Pat Mendez, from Average Broz Gymnasium, sponsored by Charles Poliquin :

Bro1989‎, 09-14-2010 12:02 PM
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"What If I were an olympic coach" By Louie Simmons

Check this out. What If I were an Olympic Coach by, Louie Simmons In 1968 Jan Talts of the USSR said his training consisted of 90% power work and 10% actual competitive lifts. By doing this, he became one of the greatest lifters of all time. I recall him moving up to 110 kg. (actual weight...

Kirra‎, 07-06-2011 02:52 PM
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'Old school' vs. 'New school' training methods

Back in the day, guys used to train 3-4 times a week, once a day. We are talking Olympic champions, not just 'ordinary' lifters. They also wouldn't go to a true maximum very often, usually preferring to save those extra kilograms for the platform in competition. They would still squat, do overheads...

eyeoftheworld‎, 09-08-2010 07:43 PM
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(ME) PC&PP 205X3, Power Clean (PR!) 255X1 [VIDEOS]

Took alot of videos today from my workout. I did Power Cleans 3X3 with 205. Power Clean X1 and Front Squat X3 195, 205, 215, 225, 235, 245. Then a final set of Power Clean 255 X1. For some reason you'll notice when i go above 225 on power cleans than i spread my feet on the catch. Im...

BigLarge‎, 12-05-2007 08:16 PM
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(OH) Squat leaning forward - flexibility/mobility issue?

Hai guys :D Anyways, I've been noticing that at my comfortable squat stance, I tend to lean forward. I usually (high bar) squat slightly wider than shoulder stance, feet barely pointed outwards. The problem is that at the bottom, I tend to lean forward a little bit. It's not a huge problem...

Robination‎, 09-30-2012 11:52 AM
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*******s hanging cleaning @ my gym

These guys were hang cleaning off from the squat rack safety bars and catching the bar with their wrists at the top!! (swinging it to the top, no shoulder catching). It was the best example of how to phuck you wrists I've seen in a while. I tried to explain and show them how to land the bar on your...

Pokarface‎, 03-30-2011 08:35 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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***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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**Power clean Question**

Im gonna start rippetoes so ima have to do these but I got a question. When u do the jump, do u jump as high as u can?

Khalas101‎, 03-19-2009 11:00 AM
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, how far can u go with no bumper plates etc

if im training a kid for power cleans etc in a regular commercial gym with regular plates...and dropping the bar is out of the question, much of a hindrance is that going to be?

John Prophet‎, 11-11-2007 06:05 PM
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.Goku. snatch breakdown thread (big pics)


crackyflipside‎, 03-30-2009 04:13 PM
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hey all, recently iv'e been curious about olympic weightlifting (cant wait to watch 2008). i know there are alot different weight classes. i weigh about 142lbs. how much can the elite guys in that weight class or one near it lift? clean and jerk, snatch, squat.

nikeeric‎, 08-03-2007 11:29 PM
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10-8 workout excerpt videos - critique please

Posting up some videos from my workout today.. pretty self explanatory.. video quality is horrible because its my cell phone camera.. and the camera is facing the side.. like i said.. not great but it gets the job done.. please critique. KMrrrwrxu9k *need to be faster under the bar on the...

hazard52003‎, 10-08-2009 01:56 PM
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10-year old weightlifter in the gym

Okay, you're not gonna see any epic weights here - he's just got the barbell and some very light plates on each side just to get the bar up to the right starting height. But I just found this video and got some real inspiration from it. thought this would be the best place to share it. ...

rdferguson‎, 10-23-2011 08:59 PM
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100kg Clean form check

Hey guys, here's me cleaning 100 @ about 72. Would love any more advice or criticism! EDIT: **** I still can't post videos. youtube . com/watch?v=PcpNdc108YU&feature=

BONOSUX‎, 05-25-2011 09:08 AM
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100kg Snatch (225lbs)

PB'd my Snatch last night, Don't think it embeded due to been on phone but if anyone could critique! - I can see that my arms slightly bent during the second pull also.

EnjoiChris‎, 08-15-2014 02:54 PM
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100kg/220lbs Snatch Quest.

I have been olympic lifting for 1 year now. For about 3 months i have been hunting down 100kg snatch. My pr snatch is 95kg in training and competition. I'm going to max tomorrow. My body is ready. Will update

antigravitynz‎, 02-16-2012 09:45 PM
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102 Snatch Pull. Enough height for full Snatch?

Do I have enough height in these pulls (defecit) to make the full lift? 2Smg7dWI4kM& aiCQR36kygo&

feces99‎, 12-31-2011 01:06 PM
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