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    In the power clean, you need to use the arms to...

    In the power clean, you need to use the arms to pull the bar to a height needed to power clean the weight. You're simply engaging them earlier in the pull. You do not with full cleans because you...
  2. I do not know if you'd want to teach this, but...

    I do not know if you'd want to teach this, but some supers pull with their hips lower. This puts the shoulders over the bar, rather than slightly in front, and the torso slightly behind the bar, out...
  3. I taught my son to lift when he was 11 and...

    I taught my son to lift when he was 11 and obviously he was more practicing the skill than training for strength. It wasn't too long, maybe 6-12 months, before his strength superiority was apparent...
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    Sage
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    Think about it this way. At some point in the...

    Think about it this way. At some point in the lift, the bar is no longer elevating and will be returning to the platform. Is there any debate here regarding this? At this point, there is no longer...
  6. Interesting, when my son was a resident at the...

    Interesting, when my son was a resident at the OTC, ibuprofen was encouraged. Some were taking as many as 20 a day (4000mg).
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    I did: Jerk Push Jerk Push Press Overhead...

    I did:

    Jerk
    Push Jerk
    Push Press
    Overhead Supports
    Lockouts (press from forehead in power rack)
  8. I would discontinue the cardio.

    I would discontinue the cardio.
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    There are plenty of stretches and programs should...

    There are plenty of stretches and programs should probably be tailored to the individual's specific needs. Google and youtube will help you out. A knowledgeable PT could also evaluate you...
  10. Looks good on paper...………….. The old "tight...

    Looks good on paper...…………..

    The old "tight hamstrings".
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    These were common in the '70s, but at the end of...

    These were common in the '70s, but at the end of the training session.
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    At the 1980 Moscow Olympics, he won the 82.5s,...

    At the 1980 Moscow Olympics, he won the 82.5s, obviously. He would have won the 90s and 100s, bronze in the 110s and 4th place in the supers. So, lifting in the 82.5, there were only five in the...
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    Yuri Vardanian

    I received notification that Yurik Vardanian has died. I think his 1980 Olympic Games performance was likely the greatest ever.

    Condolences to Norik and family.
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    Agree with this. What is it now, three times...

    Agree with this. What is it now, three times weight classes have changed so the records can be wiped out? Works for everyone except the supers. At least they haven't done this in other sports,...
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    I asked my son this question. He said it...

    I asked my son this question. He said it depends. If he is in shape, strong, squats going well and up to max levels, the lifts are not taxing. On the other hand, not in top shape and squats are...
  16. I've been looking at the video for a while, and I...

    I've been looking at the video for a while, and I just don't see it. Your positions are good. You want your hips forward and under the bar with the torso upright. Maybe you could get your feet a...
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    My point exactly. "In general" means no one size...

    My point exactly. "In general" means no one size fits all. Always some that are outliers. Just basing that on my own observations and what I've heard over the years.
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    In general, if you are a “good” lifter, the lifts...

    In general, if you are a “good” lifter, the lifts will tax you more than squats. By good, I mean your lifts are high relative to your squat or overall strength, I.e. you’re more efficient, and by...
  19. This is not a good idea. Find a gym, or go to...

    This is not a good idea. Find a gym, or go to the basement or garage.
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    Sure, however, a chance to represent your country...

    Sure, however, a chance to represent your country internationally is a great motivator, especially for juniors. We ask them to forego other sports and potential scholarships, so what's in it for...
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    It wasn't fun. I caught my elbow on my thigh...

    It wasn't fun. I caught my elbow on my thigh doing a clean without the bar shouldered. I didn't think I had broken it, but it hurt so bad and did not improve so I had it x-rayed about a month...
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    Yes, due to a wrist injury I couldn't turn the...

    Yes, due to a wrist injury I couldn't turn the bar over, no snatch or clean, nothing at all overhead. No front squats. Training consisted of pulls and squats for almost six months. It was not...
  23. I am not aware, usually this is an individual...

    I am not aware, usually this is an individual thing based on leverages, limb lengths and flexibility. A wider grip will raise bar height at the top of the pull, at the expense of some strength,...
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    Unanimous jury decision can over rule any referee...

    Unanimous jury decision can over rule any referee decision, even a unanimous referee one.
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    Body type, leverages, flexibility, speed, some...

    Body type, leverages, flexibility, speed, some technique.
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