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SkinnySadMan
10-23-2005, 10:02 PM
http://media.putfile.com/Ironmind_1993_Dimas

I hope it's not repost, but even if it is then I think it's a well worth watch again.

CiteCollegiale
10-23-2005, 10:59 PM
Nice vid....nice gym too but why would they need a 40foot ceiling =)

Manveet
10-23-2005, 11:12 PM
damn, that was pretty hardcore.

tigo
10-24-2005, 01:21 AM
holy shiznats

Adam
10-24-2005, 02:29 AM
That was cool

Sensei
10-24-2005, 04:55 AM
Pyrros Dimas is amazing.

Canadian Crippler
10-24-2005, 06:24 AM
If you download the video, you'll see that on one of his jerks he gets it up in a total of FOUR FRAMES! Incredible!

Gutz981
10-24-2005, 07:00 AM
that was sweet as far as oly lifting goes.

getfit
10-24-2005, 09:42 AM
Well ,Pyros Dimas is definently a top athlete

spencerjrus
10-24-2005, 03:54 PM
Hes extremely fast.

D Breyer
10-24-2005, 04:19 PM
insane.

Anthony
10-24-2005, 04:21 PM
****ing hell that was awesome. He weighs 175-180 and front squats 440 for a joke? That's insane.

Der Kopfwerfer
10-24-2005, 05:18 PM
It sounds like a gun being shot when he jerks. Simply amazing.

fixationdarknes
10-24-2005, 06:44 PM
Hm...how come he doesn't really dip down at all to catch the bar? Is it because when he's warming up it's so light that he doesn't have to dip?

Btw, do olympic lifters also do back squats or mainly front squats and overhead squats?

Sensei
10-24-2005, 06:51 PM
Btw, do olympic lifters also do back squats or mainly front squats and overhead squats?

Some do front, some do back, some do both, but they all squat.

I don't think most OLers do overhead squats as a staple exercise.

fixationdarknes
10-24-2005, 07:06 PM
Wasn't he doing overhead squats there though?

jack_of_all
10-24-2005, 07:17 PM
holy ****, he was powercleaning, didnt even NEED to drop under it. he can powerclean more than i deadlift :D

fixationdarknes
10-24-2005, 07:52 PM
So, are you saying one could full clean more than he could power clean?

khari
10-24-2005, 08:49 PM
Some do front, some do back, some do both, but they all squat.

I don't think most OLers do overhead squats as a staple exercise.

My Ol coach has us do all three, but way more front and back squats than overhead.

khari
10-24-2005, 08:50 PM
So, are you saying one could full clean more than he could power clean?

Yes, once you have the technique down. You don't have to pull the bar nearly as high.

MixmasterNash
10-24-2005, 09:09 PM
Indeed, he was power cleaning (easily) more than any American could full clean at the time.

fixationdarknes
10-24-2005, 09:18 PM
So, may I ask, why would you do power cleans if you can go heavier on full cleans?

jack_of_all
10-25-2005, 05:29 AM
i dunno, maybe full cleans end up being too taxing and he cant keep good form?

but yeh, once youve got technique its easier to do the full clean... and given this guys obvious level of training he could sure be doing full cleans and adding even more weight.

RBB
10-25-2005, 06:56 AM
damn, that was awesome. that's hardcore, especially for a guy that size.

chris mason
10-25-2005, 09:50 AM
He is not dropping to a full squat position because he does not need to. The weight is light for him thus the need to not go full range on the squat.

Olympic lifters do a LOT of work on technique thus they do a lot of singles and doubles with sub-maximal resistance.

He is an amazing athlete! The ease with which he handles those loads is just AMAZING!

By the way, that is Randall Strossen commenting in the video.

fixationdarknes
10-25-2005, 10:37 AM
I see. So Olympic Lifters will practice with Full Cleans and Power Cleans? Both being good to do? And same with Full Snatches and Power Snatches? If I understand correctly, you have to use less weight with the Power movements because you have to pull it higher due to not dropping very far to catch the weight. Is this right?

Sensei
10-25-2005, 11:04 AM
Yes, that's the way it should be...

MixmasterNash
10-25-2005, 11:05 AM
I see. So Olympic Lifters will practice with Full Cleans and Power Cleans? Both being good to do? And same with Full Snatches and Power Snatches? If I understand correctly, you have to use less weight with the Power movements because you have to pull it higher due to not dropping very far to catch the weight. Is this right?

He is not so much practicing the power clean as simply power cleaning the weight into position to practice jerks.

You'll also notice that he is working the partial movements of both the snatch and the C&J, going from power snatch to overhead squat and power clean to front squat.

lilmase1153
10-25-2005, 12:26 PM
Yes, that's the way it should be...
Ok im just gonna say this, You should be a mod of the PLing forums. You consistently give the best advice and sometimes the only one who gives info with backing and not just a smart ass comment.

you got my vote

dw06wu
10-25-2005, 01:02 PM
Front squatting 440 close stance like it's loser weight. Nice.

Sensei
10-25-2005, 02:16 PM
Ok im just gonna say this, You should be a mod of the PLing forums. You consistently give the best advice and sometimes the only one who gives info with backing and not just a smart ass comment.
you got my vote
That's seriously the nicest thing I've heard in a while - Thank you!

Meat_Head
10-25-2005, 02:29 PM
JEEZ look at that guys legs!!! What a freak! He should try out for a football team or something, could you imagine a runningback with that kind of explosiveness and strength?

BG5150
10-25-2005, 03:31 PM
I'd like to try those, but I'm sure the folks who run my gym won't be too happy when I'd drop the weight from seven or so feet in the air.

fixationdarknes
10-25-2005, 04:55 PM
He is not so much practicing the power clean as simply power cleaning the weight into position to practice jerks.

You'll also notice that he is working the partial movements of both the snatch and the C&J, going from power snatch to overhead squat and power clean to front squat.

Why doesn't he do a full clean and jerk? In competition, don't they do a full clean and jerk?

lilmase1153
10-26-2005, 02:25 AM
That's seriously the nicest thing I've heard in a while - Thank you!
I meant what I said sensei, and your welcome.


Ok back on topic after watching this video several times I went in the gym and after some BO rows I decided to go for some cleans and man I forgot how much fun they were. I worked my way up to a full clean of 185 which was not too hard but I did not wanna attempt more until I think my form is spot on. Maybe next time I do them I can get a vid and than post and see what you guys think..

pyros dimas is just amazing

MixmasterNash
10-30-2005, 03:34 PM
More Strossen:
http://media.putfile.com/chakarov-1993-olympic-trianing-

getfit
10-30-2005, 03:37 PM
incredibly impressive, true athletes.

fixationdarknes
10-30-2005, 05:50 PM
That's awesome. He didn't seem as fast as Pyrros though.

jkirkpatrick
10-30-2005, 06:03 PM
Hot damn!

Rex
10-30-2005, 09:26 PM
That's Ivan Charakov, a 91 Kg lifter from Bulgaria. He won the gold medal at the worlds that year, setting a new world record for the snatch (I think he did 185 kg) in his weight class. He kinda looks out of it during his workout but those back squats are serious.

I just ordered this video a few days ago and can't wait for it to arrive.

Sensei
10-30-2005, 09:32 PM
More Strossen:
http://media.putfile.com/chakarov-1993-olympic-trianing-

I don't think Chakarov quite hits parallel, but it's acceptable...

You gotta love that spandex!

lilmase1153
10-30-2005, 11:07 PM
That's awesome. He didn't seem as fast as Pyrros though.
Your right fix he did not look as fast, but they did say he was only a couple days away from a comp so im guessing he was not going all out..

Very impressive lifts to say the least.

HelpMeLift
10-30-2005, 11:40 PM
that was ****ing sick!

khalid05
10-31-2005, 12:15 AM
Holy Molly!!! those guys can push some serious weights considering their body weights. All seemed effortlessly, simply amazing. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fixationdarknes
10-31-2005, 09:14 AM
Your right fix he did not look as fast, but they did say he was only a couple days away from a comp so im guessing he was not going all out..

Very impressive lifts to say the least.

That's true. And yeah those were some crazy lifts.

Saint Patrick
10-31-2005, 10:59 AM
Nice snatch! :angel:

Canadian Crippler
10-31-2005, 11:45 AM
Squatting 585 for an easy double 2 days out while in the 198 class. Absolutely incredible.

dw06wu
10-31-2005, 12:29 PM
That's awesome. He didn't seem as fast as Pyrros though.
definitely not as fast, but definitely like 150 more pounds on the bar too.

body
10-31-2005, 01:48 PM
they make it look so easy.

Meat_Head
10-31-2005, 07:20 PM
God damn... such incredible leg strength and size. How do their knees survive that though?

SkinnySadMan
11-01-2005, 07:15 AM
Isn't it a fact that proper squat technique will strengthen the knees ?

khari
11-01-2005, 08:17 AM
Isn't it a fact that proper squat technique will strengthen the knees ?

In my experience the Oly lifts can be none to nice to joints. Maybe mine just suck though.

Davidelmo
11-02-2005, 05:55 AM
That is just sick... the first guy actually throws the weight up in the air at the end of the first video... ridiculous

BigRic
11-02-2005, 08:09 PM
I'm inspired to hang clean 240 at tommorow's workout.

dissipate
11-04-2005, 08:46 AM
anyone has anymore inspirational vids of olympic lifts? :P