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Forum: Olympic Lifting

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 02:18 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 09:42 PM
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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 11:19 PM
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Learning the snatch

Hello I am trying to incorporate OL in my routine and learn them on my own Started having pain in my rotator cuff after cleans its even affecting my back squat is that sign of a common technical mistake Also tips videos advices are welcome to learn cleans and especially snatch as I really...

shayann‎, 11-03-2017 05:29 PM
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Adidas Power Perfect II vs Adidas Men’s Powerlift 3.1

Reposting in this section as well as the workout equipment section as I know you bros will have some good advice: Does anyone have any recommendations for which shoe to go for. The powerlift 3.1 just came out and they are both the same price but i've heard some decent lifters have used the power...

cosm0‎, 11-15-2017 07:38 PM
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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 05:03 AM
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Combining Disciplines

Hello I would like to improve my big 3 and my conditioning while learning the olympic lifts (I do not master the snatch). Are there any routines for this? If not what would be a good one? Thank you in advance Shayann

shayann‎, 10-30-2017 09:06 PM
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Knee pain when standing up from squatting while on tiptoes

Hello I hope you can help me - I've recently developed pain in the back of one knee, probably from incorporating skipping and olympic lifting (full clean and jerk, snatch, did a lot of mobility work for this) into my routine. Now: Nonspecific pain in my knee: - when I squat down while...

jaxmaxx‎, 10-28-2017 09:00 AM
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Improve your Clean

So I spent MONTHS CrossFitting and Olympic lifting, but due to a shoulder injury I just can't Snatch anymore. Therefore no point for me to waste my time doing either of those since I'll never go to the Olympics or the CrossFit Games if I can't snatch more than the bar... So I transitioned to a...

JosephDubya‎, 10-14-2017 09:38 PM
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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 11:21 AM
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dumb question

short limbs are ideal for olympic lifting right?

shortugly‎, 10-07-2017 10:43 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 04:49 PM
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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 01:19 PM
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Klokov giving out weightlifting advice

Thought I'd share this here, Bradley Martin doesn't talk to much thankfully. Klokov is pure gold as ever a2tycd7W0oI

WolfRose7‎, 09-10-2017 06:47 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 06:15 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 07:57 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 11:05 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 01:43 PM
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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 04:40 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 07:04 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 03:56 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 05:55 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 02:36 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 04:22 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 11:25 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 10:06 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 06:05 PM
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