View Poll Results: Your favourite Olympic weightlifting lift?

Voters
4. You may not vote on this poll
  • Snatch

    2 50.00%
  • Clean and Jerk

    2 50.00%
Reply
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Registered User Forelight's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2019
    Posts: 65
    Rep Power: 347
    Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250) Forelight has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Forelight is offline

    Your favourite Olympic weightlifting lift?

    Snatch for me.
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User EliKoehn's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2019
    Age: 52
    Posts: 4,307
    Rep Power: 18543
    EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    EliKoehn is offline
    Sorry no one seems interested in your thread OP... I'd answer the poll but I never learned how to do Olympic lifts.
    Bench: 320
    Squat: 405
    Deadlift: 505

    "... But always, there remained, the discipline of steel!"
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    temporary illusion supramax's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Posts: 6,543
    Rep Power: 38736
    supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    supramax is online now
    Originally Posted by EliKoehn View Post
    Sorry no one seems interested in your thread OP... I'd answer the poll but I never learned how to do Olympic lifts.
    I voted 'snatch' awhile back. I even posted about a muscle snatch progression, but deleted it for being off topic.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User EliKoehn's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2019
    Age: 52
    Posts: 4,307
    Rep Power: 18543
    EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) EliKoehn is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    EliKoehn is offline
    Originally Posted by supramax View Post
    I voted 'snatch' awhile back. I even posted about a muscle snatch progression, but deleted it for being off topic.
    Although I half-suspect it's an innuendo, Olympic lifting might be fun to get into. I always thought it would be best to build up a good base of strength before branching off, but I might be about there now.

    Tried overhead squatting once somewhat heavy without knowing the technique and crunched something in my lower spine... so I'll be sure to ease into it lol.
    Bench: 320
    Squat: 405
    Deadlift: 505

    "... But always, there remained, the discipline of steel!"
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User body60192's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2021
    Age: 52
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50) body60192 will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    body60192 is offline
    Hello for me, the best lift is Snatch, he is the best of all for me, I just like to watch it and do others for me they are hopeless but this is my opinion I tried to do and watch but I did not like it
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    joe joewattie's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: rochester, ny
    Age: 75
    Posts: 217
    Rep Power: 3170
    joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) joewattie is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    joewattie is offline
    Dependent on my mood. I liked the snatch for its athleticism and the clean & jerk for "bragging rights" and its tonnage.

    Going a bit off topic my favorite was the one armed snatch with an Olympic bar and plates. I started doing them to cure my tendency to "press out" during the snatch. (There's no "press out" with a one armed snatch :-) It also helped me to convert from a "split style" snatch to full squat.

    I'm bit disappointed over the lack of interest in Olympic style lifting. I've always thought it to be a great balance of strength, speed and sport. I also liked the resultant physique. You didn't look like a body builder with bulging biceps. The results were more subtle, more like an athlete, like a gymnast.
    joe Henry
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    temporary illusion supramax's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Posts: 6,543
    Rep Power: 38736
    supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    supramax is online now
    Originally Posted by EliKoehn View Post
    Although I half-suspect it's an innuendo, Olympic lifting might be fun to get into. I always thought it would be best to build up a good base of strength before branching off, but I might be about there now.

    Tried overhead squatting once somewhat heavy without knowing the technique and crunched something in my lower spine... so I'll be sure to ease into it lol.
    Done properly, I'd say overhead squats are the most difficult and possibly the most beneficial of all exercises.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    temporary illusion supramax's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Posts: 6,543
    Rep Power: 38736
    supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) supramax has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    supramax is online now
    Originally Posted by joewattie View Post
    Dependent on my mood. I liked the snatch for its athleticism and the clean & jerk for "bragging rights" and its tonnage.

    Going a bit off topic my favorite was the one armed snatch with an Olympic bar and plates. I started doing them to cure my tendency to "press out" during the snatch. (There's no "press out" with a one armed snatch :-) It also helped me to convert from a "split style" snatch to full squat.

    I'm bit disappointed over the lack of interest in Olympic style lifting. I've always thought it to be a great balance of strength, speed and sport. I also liked the resultant physique. You didn't look like a body builder with bulging biceps. The results were more subtle, more like an athlete, like a gymnast.
    I agree. I prefer the weightlifter look over the bodybuilder look. A muscle snatch that turns into a power clean and push press when the weight gets too heavy to lockout and subsequently turns into a power clean when the weight gets too heavy to press and subsequently turns into a high pull when the weight gets too heavy to clean is my favourite exercise and will do anybody in. Each set is 3 EXPLOSIVE reps.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
    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