Olympic Weightlifting GeneralThese die all the time but let's keep this one alive
Is there that many people willing to break their bodies for a one time lift?. I suppose I understand the feeling, "Wow, I just lifted that, can't believe it". But at the same time I would have to think, "Wow, I just fucked my body and my bones and lowered the life expectancy of my body by overabusing it one more time and for what?. To entertain other people?".
>>51136224Yes there are if you want to win. This happens in literally every sport. In weightlifting the risk is actually relatively low.
>>51135731I dunno man,Being the only one in my gym that can snatch, clean, power clean, and jerk feels pretty fucking good. Especially when you do it next to the cutie pie thots that barely squat 90lbs
>>51136224For me it's that it involves pretty much your whole body and lifting big weight overhead is a great feeling. It also requires timing and dedication to get down. It's a lot more fulfilling than just regular bodybuilding stuff which bores me to tears.
>>51136489Holy shit filthy frank got swole
>>51135731/plg/ is cooler>pisses on /owg/
>>51136927it's true though. i'm an owg fan but this place is dead as fuck. and when it isn't you can't get any kind of solid advice or replies. we oly lifters are a narcissistic bunch.
>>51139924im of course the only exception
>>51139924I doubt anyone here or on /plg/ even knows what we are doing, we just sorta do meme shit and see if it works for us.
>>51139924He might be a slow general most of the time but i see solid advice for all sorts of training and recovery and finding resources here all the time.
>>51135731>>51136489>>51137463post more dope webm's. seeing dedicated strong af athletes gets me hyped up
>>51140084https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FIo4RaoAWcthey removed genchevs 170 snatch from youtube
I finally have an Oly gym nearby. First week down and I love it as much as I always expected. Pleasantly surprised by the snatch. I was always very intimidated by it but it's actually easier than it looks (to do at all I mean).
>>51140748The lifts are tricky but I think the internet overcomplicates them.
Whats an average Oly routine look like? I'm not asking for one just what can I expect. I'd like a pretty intense one and have alot of free time. Is 5+ times a week too much.
>>51135731bumping because I have a soft spot for oly lifting during the olympics, good times during 2016 in sp and here.there's a >crossfit gym literally 2minutes by walk from my house and I'm thinking of going there to learn the lifts once I build my home gym>improve athleticism>looks fun>I already look good so no need to focus on purely building muscle
I've recently lost a lot of strength or something. I hit 230 on snatch three weeks ago and ever since I've been struggling to hit 205. Before I was able to hit 205 every session like it was a joke. Do I just need to take a break or what the fuck happened?
>>51141067Pounds friend. Pounds. You really think I would hang out on a Sudanese potato farming forum if I had a 230 kg snatch?
>>51135731Anybody know of a good Olympic gym in the NYC area? Preferably on the NJ side of the hudson. I want to learn Olympic lifting but I don't know where to start.
Whats a good benchmark goal for a beginner. Is 100kg for each lift achievable.
>>51141304No. A 100kg snatch is a low intermediate level lift.
>>51141370What makes you say that? I mean, maybe among competitors that makes sense but i would say for hobbyists a 68kg snatch brings you to the intermediate level. It all depends on your bodyweight anyways
>>51136224at top levels of sports yeah all the fucking time
>>51135731Whats the bare minimum I can add to make my upper body at least keep up my ever growing legs and butt without me fucking up my recovery??
>>51143474I do dumbbell bench and dips. I also do mild cardio (echo bike). Fuck what they say, just do you man
>>51139924>OWL>narcissisticYou dont know that many powerlifters, do you?
>>51143488Do you match the extra upper body pressing with pulling (chins/rows/etc)? Or do you think the classics/pulls will keep me covered?
>>51143511weightlifters are way more fucking narcissistic. its not even a contest
>>51143651>>51143511Us weightlifters are definitely more of an elitist group
>>51140122what an absolute unit, seriously impressive
>>51141086Don't use pounds retard
>>51141048>I've recently lost a lot of strength or something. I hit 230 on snatch three weeks ago and ever since I've been struggling to hit 205. Before I was able to hit 205 every session like it was a joke. Do I just need to take a break or what the fuck happened?I have a similar problem where everytime my snatch gets up to 90 I start to fall back. For me it's knee pain - patellar tendonitis that gets progressively worse with regular Oly training. I have tried everything to increase strength, mobility, etc. Maybe I'm just old. In my 40s.
>>51141304Snatching your own bodyweight will get you into the club but not the VIP area
>>51140122i might make some webms
>>51136224nba players die of heart failure in their 40s and 50s all the timenfl players and fighters all have brain damagethe thing is that they lived to see themselves at their absolute peak. not many people can say that, physically or otherwisesome people are just willing to sacrifice themselves for the high of being near the top
>>51143259Cuz I'm a hobbyist and >>51141048 I for sure was not intermediate at 135 lbs.
>>51144294Who hurt you?
>>51144513I dunno man. It's not really pain for me. I get the weight up and over head it just seems like my receiving position is shit. Once I try to receive the bar my shoulder just buckles and I drop it. Dunno what changed from one week to the next
>>51145035female or otherwise femoid typing pattern detected
>>51145172How's your ankle? Anything worth mentioning from training?
>>51145417change one thing about technique everything changes. ankle is on and off, doesnt hurt but its just fucked up. feeling bitter about weightlifting but im still training. kind of disgusted by the weightlifting community, full of freaks and absolute cringelords. training snatch and clean pulls seriously for the first time and im training my squats beltless and stopping myself from valgusing and that's changing my lifts fundamentally but im sure it will ultimately pay off in the end.
>>51145021How much do you weigh?
>>51145594Yeah I was looking on YouTube and surprised to see you doing pullsWhy the bitter feeling?
>>51146051just feels gay to not be lifting at my best i think
>>51146205also ive cut way back on caffeine and i stopped taking creatine for the time being
>>51146205What do you mean not lifting at your best?
>>51146259working working on weaknesses, not exactly peaked for 145/175. doubt in my mind, concerned that it is a waste of time
>>51146328It isntGot my knee fucked so I'm having same feelings, but if I rush the rehabilitation it'll fuck me up in the long run
>>51146328Nah man its honestly good to hear that you were working on that valgus knee and the other things you listed. No matter how much you enjoy this sport it isnt wise to keep pushing through the pain or ignoring weaknesses and ruining your body over it. Unless ofcourse you plan on being a top competitor one day but you are still young and have alot of progress you can make without breaking yourself down so badly. Be patient, and let yourself enjoy the strength and athleticism and all the challenges that this sort of training gives you.
>>51146450i have more pain and discomfort now that im working on weaknesses than i ever did before. even on my nastiest valgusing in the squat with the heaviest weights i basically had no issues. still just assuming that its for the best
>>51148187Will Kolecki ever get a UFC contrract? Or is he just too old
Did (10+10)x5 Front Squats + Back Squats then 5x15 BW squats on top of that today brosThese legs are toast
>>51137463Holy shit that form is perfect I'm literally creaming myself just watching it
>comes up on his toes on a power>perfectyeah dont post ever again, thanks
>>51149920If it is perfect why is he lifting so little?
>coach keeps wearing DDR shirtnice nice, now when am I gona get my vitamin injections?
My wrist ist fucked.What was diagnoed as a sprain turned out to be a ruptured band after three months.I'll be doing only back squats for a long time.Pic related is what most likely expects me + 2 months in a cast.I really hope i'll be able to snatch bodyweight again for christmas.
>>51151787Kek>>51151828Good luck anon
>>51151301Yeah i'd like to see you clean and press 330 lbsPost your body man, cmon let's see it.
>>51151856Fucking retardPeople just as strong as him with worse leverages are lifting way more on world stages. His technique isn't perfect, fanboy.
>>51151787Are we going to the same gym and do we have the same coach?
>>51151975>Are we going to the same gymyes, Im going to the gym now to do some upperbody bodybuilding and heavy shrugs+deadlift hold, see you there
>>51152147I'm not going to the gym now though
>>51151833thanks bud.finally time to get my squat up to 200
>>51141370no shut up>>51141304100/130
>>51152809Gonna do this in a few weeks fellas>>51152435Niceee
>>51139924>we 4channers are a narcissistic bunch.fixed that for you. Its not the owg threads that are like that is all of 4chan t. some plg lurker/poster
>>511528944chan owg people are less narcissistic than reddit or instagram weightlifters by a lot.
>>51152809Damn I was only at 100 122 before my injury. still a beginner baby.
>>51151971Post the ones lifting alot more, cmon i'd like to see that. Fag.
So I started weightlifting 8 weeks ago. Had like on and off coaching during the time. Finished the training block with my lifts at 62/80. Is that decent progress? I had about 6 months of gym experience before that.My goal now is to get 70/90 before the end of the year. How plausible would that be?Also posting The Living Legend:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fomcmoe0mY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krKUSd4wM-Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WGUM9vOmYchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg_2PnHu8Yohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lygrJ9fFKcghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzaO0ivjRgchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=321fvL70docsome exercises im new to
Anybody got a link to the pre-1972 rulebook?
>>51136224Every professional sport is unhealthy and destroys your body.
>>51140867When you start out 5 times a week is doble since no coach will let you lift heavy when youre a beginner so recovery is not the issueMy first program was only technical stuff and some random drills my coach made me do to fix some bad habits
Anyone here know a place where one can buy one of those vintage singlets like the guy on the right is wearing?I've been joking about wearing one of those to a comp for a while now and I've got one coming up and would like to meme a bit
>>51155802cant wear one of thoset.rules
>>51155909I've asked our referee guy before and he said that it wouldn't matter in the league I'm in
>>51152958Heh reddit weightlifting community is fucking trash...I still can't help but visit, some videos posted there are coolAlthough reddit powerlifting community is trash too. Reddit as a whole is trash. Last time a bunch of virtue signaling powerlifting fucks with flairs (badges next to their usernames, telling what their lifts, weight, etc are) were defending transgender competition "rights."
>>51155802I try out gay sex-shops.
>>51153709And from 81
>>51153709Imagine having a elite tier squat, but shit classic lifts
>>51153709>not even a bronze metalWhy is Team Japan so cucked ?
>>51152958Coming from the the biggest narcissist on the general Well memed
>>51156959i dont think you know what narcicism is
>>51157133I don’t think you think
>>51136224how did this shit bait get so many repliesfuck you
>>51140785>the internetits honestly just /fit/. bunch of retarded gatekeepers
>>51158433The gatekeeping has kind of toned down a bit, havent seen very many ' you NEED a coach ' posts lately. That was the majority of it desu, this general is pretty good at giving helpful advice or critiquing somebody's techniques
>>51158807You need a coach if you don't want to suck and want to progress faster in the beginning
>>51135731I think ima hire Alex lee for technique critique