Reply
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Registered User Mitchellvdn's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 2
    Rep Power: 0
    Mitchellvdn is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Mitchellvdn is offline

    How Long did Elite Olympic Lifters Take to Become Elite?

    This is something I've been wondering about for the last few weeks and, despite some research, I can't seem to find any answers. Basically I'm just curious when the professionals might have started with their Olympic lifting and how they progressed / what weights were they doing throughout their career leading up to going pro.

    I'm currently about 6 months into training for Olympic lifting with a coach. Before that, I had been lifting for track & field in high school. I'm nowhere near elite but it's always fun to think about the possibilities! If anyone knows what weights the pros were doing when they started or how old they were or really any kind of statistic in that regards, please share.

    My own info:

    Age: 19
    BW: ~71kg / 155-160lbs
    Clean & Jerk: ~120kg / 265lbs
    Snatch: ~97kg / 210lbs
    Back Squat: ~165kg / 365lbs
    Front Squat: ~135kg / 300lbs

    I'd also love to know where others stand in their own lifts!
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User Oleg1975K's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2019
    Posts: 358
    Rep Power: 437
    Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Oleg1975K has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Oleg1975K is offline
    Originally Posted by Mitchellvdn View Post
    This is something I've been wondering about for the last few weeks and, despite some research, I can't seem to find any answers. Basically I'm just curious when the professionals might have started with their Olympic lifting and how they progressed / what weights were they doing throughout their career leading up to going pro.

    I'm currently about 6 months into training for Olympic lifting with a coach. Before that, I had been lifting for track & field in high school. I'm nowhere near elite but it's always fun to think about the possibilities! If anyone knows what weights the pros were doing when they started or how old they were or really any kind of statistic in that regards, please share.

    My own info:

    Age: 19
    BW: ~71kg / 155-160lbs
    Clean & Jerk: ~120kg / 265lbs
    Snatch: ~97kg / 210lbs
    Back Squat: ~165kg / 365lbs
    Front Squat: ~135kg / 300lbs

    I'd also love to know where others stand in their own lifts!
    If there is talent, he will break his way. David Rigert began weightlifting at 16 or 17 years old, after 4 years he confirmed the level of "Master of Sports of the USSR", thanks to coach Plückfelder. Then he successfully performed at international competitions for more than 10 years. So personally, everything is ahead of you, young athlete.
    Attached Images
    bench press 167.5 kgx1, 125 kgx13, 100 kgх24
    standing press 100 kgx1, 82,5 kg 4 sets х 5 reps
    deadlift 230 kgx1, 200 kgx4, 190 kg 3 sets x 5 reps
    raw squat 180 kgx1, 150 kg 5x5
    chin-ups +25 kg x10 reps
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User DCSpartan's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Age: 48
    Posts: 11,175
    Rep Power: 20216
    DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    DCSpartan is offline
    Most of them show a lot of talent and are identified very early, in high school or college in the US and earlier elsewhere.

    If you are 18 with those stats, you wont ever be an elite lifter. Not saying you cant become strong, but manage expectations. If you were going to become an Olympic or Pro athete you'd be displaying some skill by now.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User Daliceo's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2013
    Age: 23
    Posts: 52
    Rep Power: 0
    Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100) Daliceo is not very well liked. (-100)
    Daliceo is offline
    Originally Posted by DCSpartan View Post
    Most of them show a lot of talent and are identified very early, in high school or college in the US and earlier elsewhere.

    If you are 18 with those stats, you wont ever be an elite lifter. Not saying you cant become strong, but manage expectations. If you were going to become an Olympic or Pro athete you'd be displaying some skill by now.
    I believe in you my man, I think you can become an elite lifter and will never know unless you give it a serious shot.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User DCSpartan's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Age: 48
    Posts: 11,175
    Rep Power: 20216
    DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) DCSpartan has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    DCSpartan is offline
    Originally Posted by Daliceo View Post
    I believe in you my man, I think you can become an elite lifter and will never know unless you give it a serious shot.
    Athletic potential is a thing. Which is why most 19 year olds dont go from coach potatoes to Olympic Athletes, regardless of work ethic.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User MDSal92's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2020
    Age: 50
    Posts: 52
    Rep Power: 0
    MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100) MDSal92 is not very well liked. (-100)
    MDSal92 is offline
    It took about 3 years after I learning about all the science to be able to get 295lbs for 5 reps at 175lbs body weight. But I had been lifting for about 10 years prior to that.

    In Highschool I was benching like 275 for 1 rep at 165lbs just from football and wrestling, not that we trained correctly
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts