I recently found Istvan “Steve” Javorek’s new and improved web site. I always liked his barbell/DB complexes, and as the former weightlifting coach for Romania, I figured he knew what he was doing. That is, until I saw the videos that demonstrated the power clean and power snatch. The power clean looks like an upright row/cheated curl combo with a little jump added in just for fun. (I could not run the video in slo mo, but the jump almost seems to come once the lift is completed, which serves no purpose in getting the bar up.) The bar is like, what, 12" from the guy’s body in some portions of the lift? Has Istvan gone senile in his old age, or does he feel that for purposes of training non-OL athletes, this technique is “good enough?” Is this really how strength coaches are teaching these lifts? And if I’m wrong, and that technique is somehow “good,” or that it really is “good enough” for training non-OL athletes then please voice your opinion. Just figured I would get another discussion/rant going on the sad state of OL training.
BTW - T-Jack Admin should consider T-Jacking his upcoming book. Poor technique videos aside, I think the book may have some worthwhile info in there.