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  1. Thread: Olympic Lifts

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    Are you in the US? Most coaches in the US coach...

    Are you in the US? Most coaches in the US coach for free.. its just an issue of finding one. The thing is, its very hard to figure out if your form is okay without a coach. You could probably figure...
  2. That place is great. Moorestown, NJ which is just...

    That place is great. Moorestown, NJ which is just across the river from Philadelphia is a residential center for a number of top athletes, including Lance Frye.

    If you are ever in Baltimore, let...
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    Yeah, Im not familiar with that area. I know a...

    Yeah, Im not familiar with that area. I know a few london lifters, but that's about it.

    Post some videos up and I'll let you know where you are going wrong.
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    Yeah, your coach doesnt know what he is talking...

    Yeah, your coach doesnt know what he is talking about. Not only do I receive any snatch or clean with my feet turned out, I actually start the lift with them turned out. In fact, most lifters receive...
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    Its pretty hard to learn any sort of decent...

    Its pretty hard to learn any sort of decent technique by yourself. One piece of advice: video tape all your lifts and compare them to o-lifters that compete. Also, if you post them up here, I'd be...
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    I wouldn't be too worried - it tends to be the...

    I wouldn't be too worried - it tends to be the lighter weight class guys that do it, and its partially due to the extreme amount of weight they are locking out coupled with Olympic lifting's focus on...
  7. My front squat is roughly 90% of my backsquat,...

    My front squat is roughly 90% of my backsquat, which is about where it ought to be if you squat olympic style.
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    Kendrick Farris has, (in fact, everyone in...

    Kendrick Farris has, (in fact, everyone in Shreveport probably has on an off cycle), anyone related to East Coast Gold does now and then (Which includes Lance Frye, among others).. Casey Burgener...
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    Eh.. I haven't met an Olympic lifter in the US...

    Eh.. I haven't met an Olympic lifter in the US who doesn't still bench or incline bench in some cycle during the year .. its really just used fairly rarely as there are better assistance exercises...
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    Olympic lifter benchpressing?! 225kg

    Evgeny Chigishev, the Russian who just silver medaled at the Olympics as a super heavy (roughly 125kg), bench pressing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbJxt1ukv-U

    What a beast.
  11. Thread: Power Cleans

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    Exactly. You want to be exerting force on the bar...

    Exactly. You want to be exerting force on the bar at all times - it helps you control its trajectory more and sets you up for a stronger catch if you pull yourself down. Not to mention it speeds you...
  12. Thread: Power Cleans

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    Basically, your arms shouldn't come into play at...

    Basically, your arms shouldn't come into play at all until after you finish your extension with your legs/hips/ankles. Then you shrug, followed by a sharp pull with your arms to send yourself...
  13. Thread: Power Cleans

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    Mainly because you could have reversed directions...

    Mainly because you could have reversed directions the moment you hit your full extension as opposed to continuing up into the air. Once you hit your full extension, you are not going to exert upward...
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    Yeah - I gotta admit I was freaked out the first...

    Yeah - I gotta admit I was freaked out the first time I had the change go on the outside at a meet. It looks like they will just fly off, but they barely move even after you drop the weight back to...
  15. Thread: Power Cleans

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    I disagree. You shouldn't need to 'jump', i.e.,...

    I disagree. You shouldn't need to 'jump', i.e., leave the ground more than just enough to shuffle your feet out, regardless of the weight. Whether I am cleaning 50kg or 150kg, my feet come off the...
  16. Thread: Power Cleans

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    The first video is actually fairly awful form....

    The first video is actually fairly awful form. Watch and you'll see that he pulls the bar around his knees instead of moving his knees out of the way. (You should 'push' the floor away at the...
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    With newer sets, the "change" goes on the outside...

    With newer sets, the "change" goes on the outside of the collar to get the meet moving faster. The change plates are more rubbery on the inside and don't slide off, really. At big meets, they always...
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    The reason why stopping at parallel is less safe...

    The reason why stopping at parallel is less safe is due to the torque you put on your knee at that point. Since most people who stop at parallel do so by keeping their shins fairly vertical, their...
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    Beginners need a lot of work with just the lifts...

    Beginners need a lot of work with just the lifts themselves, along with remedial work in squatting, front squatting and backsquatting. As far as deadlifting goes.. no. The pull in olympic lifting is...
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    Yeah, but I also doubt the top parallel squatter...

    Yeah, but I also doubt the top parallel squatter could come close to overhead squatting what the best olympic lifters overhead squat. They don't have the core, or flexibility for that.

    And.....
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