Olympic Weightlifting

Weightlifting News: Igor Bour Banned for Life – All Things Gym

Meanwhile in Moldova … Igor Bour, the 2013 Europeans 62kg silver medalist was banned for life by the IWF. Now you might know the IWF rule that the second doping violation will get you banned for life. Bour however already tested positive in 2004 and then again in 2008. So you might wonder how the hell did […]

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The Point Of Cleans From The Hip – Spencer Arnold

Article from spencergarnold.wordpress.com Often, especially with beginners, I will have lifters work the clean from the power position to increase their finish of the second pull and their speed in the third pull.  However, the clean from this position can be a double-edged sword.  It is our natural inclination to want to gain some leverage […]

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Dear Dmitry Klokov – Rudy Nielsen, The Outlaw Way

Article from outlawcoach.com By Rudy Nielsen >I would like to address today’s post to one person in particular. I don’t often do this, but I feel this is the right time. The rest of you may read it, but it is very personal and heartfelt, so I am admittedly a little shy about posting. Dear Dmitry […]

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Video: Dmitry Klokov “Complex for a Good Snatch”

From allthingsgym.com Dmitry Klokov with 105kg on the bar: 1. Hip Bang High Pull from Hang 2. Hang Muscle Snatch 3. Klokov Press 4. Overhead Squat Down 5. Snatch Grip Sots Press 6. Overhead Squat Up Watch the video below

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Do I need weightlifting shoes?

Article from sexyasfuck.org Fuck yes, you do. Mark Rippetoe said it (and he is the smartest man I know).  Weightlifting shoes are the only piece of equipment you actually need.  Those probably weren’t his exact words, but I have read it in at least two of his books and on numerous posts of his on […]

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10 Rules of the Lifting Platform That Apply to Everyone – BreakingMuscle.com

Article by BreakingMuscle.com Katie Chasey, Guest Contributor Whether you’re an Olympic lifter, a CrossFitter, or any other type of athlete training the Olympic lifts, there are some important rules you need to obey when stepping on the platform. Rule #1: Never touch the bar with your foot. Ever. I actually make my athletes sign off on it […]

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Weightlifting Belts: Should You Use One? Pro and Con – BreakingMuscle.com

Article from BreakingMuscle.com. Depending upon who you ask the question, “Should I wear a weightlifting belt?” you can end up getting a “yes”, a “no”, or an “I don’t care.” It can be hard to parse out an easy answer to this question. This article helps sort out some of the confusion…

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