olympic lifting doesnt really make you strong, it’s the assistance exercises such as squats and pulls that make olympic lifters strong
I agree wholeheartedly. It’s all just an illusion and trickery truth be told. Hell, the weights are made of rubber for crying out loud, everyone knows metal is heavier than rubber![/quote]
Gonna have to second Galvatron here. The truth is that most Olympic lifters aren’t even strong, they are just “fast” and have “technique”. Once you strip away their technique and speed, most of those guys couldn’t break 3 plates from the ground in a deadlift!
I read an article that said the bench press and low-bar squat to 2 inches above parallel were the only proven effective strength building exercises.
This runs true to my own experiences in the gym, and I suggest you stick to those with occasional bicep curls and lat pulldowns thrown in to keep your progress moving along nicely.