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RedSpikeyThing
04-20-2007, 11:41 AM
I've been bit by the olympic lifting bug. I tried them earlier this year and I find them a lot of fun. There's nothing better than getting a heavy bar off the ground and over your head, ending in that kick ass victory pose. :strong:
I want to get better at the olympic lifts. Even if it's not at a very high level, competing would be fun :) Here's the problem: I don't have the money to get a coach. What should I do?

I've been reading a lot of stuff on the olympic lifts lately, both in terms of technique and training. There seems to be a pretty good consensus on what makes a good lift. But there's a lot of different ideas about routines. Again, I ask, what should I do?

PS I'm in the west Toronto area. If anyone knows of coaches and/or clubs in the west end of the city, let me know. A quick google came up with stuff in the east end, but I'm not driving out there 3-5 times per week.

Anthony
04-20-2007, 11:47 AM
Have you checked out www.mikesgym.org ?

RedSpikeyThing
04-20-2007, 12:09 PM
Have you checked out www.mikesgym.org ?

Actually I just came across that site. I'll be sure to read it :)

vrizzle
04-20-2007, 01:17 PM
Check out youtube for its Tommy Kono videos, they were a great help to me and I've been doing OLY for a while.

Also for training you could try this: http://www.qwa.org/programs/content.asp

Detard
04-20-2007, 03:06 PM
http://torontoweightlifting.com/

I found that when I was looking for a powerlifting coach a while back. I'm in the west end aswell.

RedSpikeyThing
04-22-2007, 09:31 AM
Check out youtube for its Tommy Kono videos, they were a great help to me and I've been doing OLY for a while.

Also for training you could try this: http://www.qwa.org/programs/content.asp

Wow, those videoes are very detailed. They also link to some other training vids that are pretty good. I'll be spending a lot of time watching you tube with a hockey stick in my hand lol


http://torontoweightlifting.com/

I found that when I was looking for a powerlifting coach a while back. I'm in the west end aswell.

Yeah I cam across that site as well. Unfortunately they train 3-5 days/week and are in opposite end of the city. Thanks for the link, though!