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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/06/25 09:16:54 (permalink)
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Couldn't get any snatch workout in last week, but managed to get some push press in yesterday.

Reached an unofficial milestone! Since JohnnyFive told me he could do 70kg on the push perss when military pressing 50kg for 5x5, I've been looking forward to approaching that. Well, last night I hit 70kg for two (extremely) hard reps! Very pleased indeed!
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/06/25 10:07:31 (permalink)
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Cheers Johnny!

Just out of interest what are your stats for the lifts and weight at the moment?
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/06/25 13:45:26 (permalink)
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Thanks for that mate, I'll definitely try to track down someone to watch my form and help me along in person.
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/07/03 09:26:05 (permalink)
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Push press last night.

Got 70kg for three (extremely) hard reps.

My training partner is interested in bringing up his bench, so the next 4 weeks or so are going to be dedicated to bench training, and my push press will likely fall by the wayside, however with any luck it will give me a little more time for the snatch which I have been neglecting of late (generally due to a full gym though).

Hoping to get some snatch work done later this week.
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/07/07 10:33:20 (permalink)
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Got a snatch workout in last friday and tried an experiment.

Worked up to 60kg (my previous max snatch) and got it much easier twice. However I tried one with 2 10kg plates a side, and one with a 20kg plate each side.

Seems I can get a better snatch with the smaller plates. Is this simply because there is more movement to generate more speed?

Also I have a feeling that the weight is getting up to the point where I am going to have to start doing the full lift soon, does anyone have any tips on getting greater flexibility in the overhead squat?
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/07/09 22:48:54 (permalink)
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i could tell you how to bung a humanoid through the air, but how to do it with a metal bar, ain't got a clue guv'... wish I knew!
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/07/10 10:46:34 (permalink)
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Originally posted by heats1nk

i could tell you how to bung a humanoid through the air, but how to do it with a metal bar, ain't got a clue guv'... wish I knew!



I'll keep you in mind for my next human snatching session mate [:P]
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/07/10 10:58:28 (permalink)
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If you find it easier with smaller plates that suggests to me a flaw in form. It suggests that you are using the momentum of the first pull too much to carryover to your second pull. Really the first pull needn't be more rapid than a standard deadlift, it's a common error to pull too fast off the floor. Concentrate on form, meaning concentrate on lifting from the legs and keeping the angle of your back the same until the second pull is initiated. Also think about grazing the thighs in the correct place. If you pull too rapidly you'll lose technique and the second pull will go all wrong. If you aren't with any of that just holler and I'll try and go into more detail.


Now you mention it, this seems to make sense to me. I don't think I've been concentrating hard enough on the second pull lately especially because of the power I can generate from the ground.

So if you could run me through a few things that would be great:

1. Where exactly should the bar graze the thighs?
2. What would you think the exact sequence should be from this point? I am especially interested in the role of the hips at this point, should they be moving conciously or simply with the rest of the body?

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does anyone have any tips on getting greater flexibility in the overhead squat?

I really don't think there is any assistance exercise to help with the overhead squats, apart from standard stretches. Doing the exercise itself is the best way to get flexible, but don't expect it to come quickly it took me three or four months of work before I could even overhead squat 40kg, because of my crappy bodybuilder training.



I'll keep plugging away at it, however I have some serious flexibilty issues since I had my ACL rebuilt in my left knee, if anyone has any good general info/books on stretching the lower body to recommend I'd be grateful.
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/07/10 11:56:50 (permalink)
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1. Where exactly should the bar graze the thighs?


In the clean it would graze the thighs at roughly half way between the groin and the knee, in the snatch it would graze higher up but that is simply due to the width of your grip. Basically the closer the bar stays in to the body the more force you can exert on it, so grazing the thighs is an indicator of correct form and timing.

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2. What would you think the exact sequence should be from this point? I am especially interested in the role of the hips at this point, should they be moving conciously or simply with the rest of the body?


You need to concsiously drive the hips forward at the initiation of the second pull, that's one of the most important things you can do and the source of the real power in the lift. This is why your body shouldn't be straightened up yet as the bar passes the knees, if your body is already straightened then hip drive is difficult as your hip has nowhere to go.





Cool, I'll make sure to think about this as I'm snatching next time. Cheers J5.
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/07/14 10:54:47 (permalink)
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Push Press: 72.5kg on my second upper body day of the week was a bridge too far! Possibly scrapped one out but I refuse to count it. I'll do it for my first upper body workout this week and see if I can nail it.
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RE: Olympic Lifting Journal 2003/07/16 08:54:35 (permalink)
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Nailed it! 72.5kg for one, tried a second rep and couldn't get it up, but I'm happy with that one.

Now I just hope I'm gonna get some time to snatch this week.
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