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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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Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Every Olympic Lift with great form plus how to(vids)

www.aceathlete.com/hatch/video.htm helped me alot:)

no_one089‎, 12-22-2007 08:42 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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Smile Technique question

Snatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4FzCsPxjB4 Clean and jerk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtA0Gu2JHaA Back squat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqu4sPT0x6U 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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Lightbulb which lift for strength gainz?

i mean which one you consider to pay off the most for me is power clean + front squat + power jerk i feel so strong after i perform this complex

toughAlpha‎, 07-18-2017 04:03 AM
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Can't get the double knee bend / power position down

I've been doing clean for years and I've just learned I've been doing it incorrectly this whole time. What I've been doing is just deadlifting it to just past my knees then kind of exploding the weight up using a jumping motion. Basically, I clean pretty much the exact same way that the girl in...

Virus4762‎, 07-05-2017 10:19 PM
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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
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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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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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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? youtu.be/q2r7OpUVh44 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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Competition or Recreation

I wonder how many of you in the Olympic lifting stream lift purely for recreational purposes and do not lift to compete?

Cantplankwell‎, 12-12-2016 12:19 PM
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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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How many of you squat everyday?

Just wondering how many of you squat everyday? I've read up on the bulgarian approach and read the whole broz thread who also suggests squatting everyday to the max, which is what I have done for the last 2.5 weeks (singles to max then 5 back off sets with 2-3 reps with 90%). I'm pretty new to...

stratoo‎, 11-24-2011 08:46 PM
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Arnold training split

I 've been doing a one body part a day programm for like 6 months and i want to do a new one . I am considering arnold training split , a 3-day split which is done twice .. By that i mean -- Mon: Chest&back (does not contain lower back exercises but i will add 1 with 5 sets maybe deadlifts or...

Avge‎, 11-20-2016 09:09 AM
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Smile What to do after Smolov?

So I'm a 16yr old Track athlete who trains olympics lifts for the benefit to your vertical jump. I recently ran smolov and went from a 315lbs max to 405 in 3 months. I also went from 163lbs bw to 180lbs mostly in legs. It was a challenge to complete the routine but it became very enjoyable and the...

GGqpX‎, 11-15-2016 03:28 PM
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Post Weightlifting Club

Our weekly WLC program is for the beginner to experienced lifter looking to take their Weightlifting to the next level. Each week our Expert Coaches take you through the fundamental movements, technique drills, accessory work and coaching specific to you to improve your Olympic Lifting. The...

Rodever‎, 11-14-2016 07:00 PM
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