[quote]Bart Power wrote:
Hey Yamato, thanks for the nice comment. I have been doing olympic lifts for around a year and like 3-4 months, but without a coach. I already had quite some power from track & field, but my technique was dramatic, as you can see in this old video
Now I still don’t have a coach but I have decided to upload more and more videos and ask for advice on the internet which is helping a lot.
Besides Olympic lifts, I also do some powerlift movements such as the bench press and I train with gymnastic rings and well kind of doing all kinds of things including jumping and running.[/quote]
Huge improvement from that video to the ones above. Especially if you don’t have a coach!
I am looking to start training the Olympic lifts next year once my contract at my current gym runs out. Just focusing on mobility and fat loss for the mean time.
I have been watching some online videos and experimenting with snathces at home and found this one interesting. Don’t know if it is any help to you though:
When you started did you follow the rippetoe advice of thrusting and shrugging the bar for cleans? I am confused as his advice seems to be completely different to lots of olympic lifters advice.
That video is pretty good, the Chinese weightlifters have very good technique, but there are different schools of weightlifting you have to be really mobile for the chinese type of weightlifting. Some Eastern-Europeans also have some very nice videos.
I personally, did not follow Mark Rippletoe, his advice is somewhat difficult to understand and I personally think that there are better coaches out there. If you look at the Russians and Chinese for example, they have a lot of exercises that help with your technique. For me it works better to do exercises than to listen to abstract advice, of course that does not mean that I don’t take into account the advice and I try to implement it. But the biggest improvement was with exercises.
You could add some squats in your current gym, if you do some Frontsquats with a 4 seconds lowering phase, 2 seconds pause and 1 second up, you will create a lot of stability for receiving your cleans!