View Full Version : average ol power clean

09-07-2003, 11:59 AM
i was wonderign what the average olympic lifters power cleans ( from dead lift to over head press)
im 21 236 and do 225 without droping my self for the overhead press part

09-07-2003, 12:46 PM
i'd say thats pretty good

09-07-2003, 12:47 PM
and as for pros, they'll probably be doing ~350-400s for light weight class (140lbs) and up to ~600lbs for heavyweights

09-07-2003, 12:48 PM
damn i was reading the usa oly site and some guy in my wieght class jerked 455 :eek:

i think 315 is possible , max jerk 275

09-07-2003, 02:44 PM
Those guys are juicing. I hate that ****. Spoils it for us naturals.


09-07-2003, 02:50 PM
olympic lifters don't juice

09-07-2003, 03:32 PM
How eactly do you know that. Bodybuilders, powerlifters, strongmen all juice. So how is it any different for top Olympic Lifters?


09-07-2003, 03:35 PM
olympic lifters get tested by the olympic games committee or whatever (in the olympics anyway). the olympics in general are drug-free.... at least i think so. i might be wrong, but i doubt it

09-07-2003, 03:38 PM
Don't get me wrong i'm not saying all Olympic Lifters juice but come one, i'm 100% sure that they are people out there using drugs to stay on top. Don't ask me how, but i'm sure they are ways round drug testing.


09-07-2003, 03:43 PM
i wouldn't be too sure

as far as i know, the world record for C&J is ~600 lbs. there are plenty of people who can deadlift way more, shrug way more, and front squat way more all without vitamin S.

also, i doubt you'd see weight classes like men's 145lbs, 165lbs, 180lbs, 200lbs, etc. if they were juicing, i would think that everybody would be way bigger.

09-07-2003, 04:01 PM
kan patera admitted taking gear and he was a olympic lifter. the modern day people will do as well. drugs are fairly emdemic in the olympics so why would a event that get increased so much by drug use, people not use them?

plus quite a few have been caught for taking various things.

09-07-2003, 04:26 PM
If you believe Olympic athletes are clean, you are simply naive.

09-07-2003, 04:39 PM
Thats what i hate about todays lifters. Drug testing is bull****. And if you want to ever go to the Olympics to compete, you probably will in fact have to take drugs.

I want to compete someday in Olympic lifting but i will not take drugs ever and so i doubt i will win anything major in the sport.

I've checked past records of people totalling huge amounts with bodyweights under 170 pounds, which was pretty amazing. Straight away i knew that those people were possibly juicing.

I even checked out past powerlifting standards and they were guys who were totalling a heck of alot more than others who outweighed them. These guys could have competed in strongman except i don't think i'v ever seen a strongman competitor weigh less than 180 pounds.


09-07-2003, 05:15 PM
hmm, well that kind of makes me lose a lot of respect for the sport. what a shame