Enjoy The Pain wrote:
I have been learning the Olympic Lifts for a couple of months now and I think I’m at a point were I can say I’m OK technique-wise. I just wanted to ask if there are some “standards” in OL in what’s average, what’s pretty decent and what’s really strong.
For example, some standards for the bench: everybody should be able to bench his BW, 1.5xBW is ok, 2xBW is strong. Or deadlift: BW - average, 2xBW - ok, 3xBW - really strong.
Are there any goals like this to shoot for in Olympic Lifting?
Less than 1 x BW: terrible
1 x BW: avg
1.5 x BW: decent
2 x BW: Interional Competitor
2.27 x BW: Taner Sagir
2.5: God Status
This is completely made up though.
That chart would have to change for some of the heavier weight classes. At 94, I think the WR snatch is 2xBW, and there is currently nobody at 105 or 105+ who can hit a 2x bodyweight snatch.
Also, you just called Naim Suleymanoglu a god (152.5 snatch at 60kg = 2.54BW snatch)[/quote]
That’s true, I’m 77, so those numbers make sense to me.
Naim is basically a god. He just didn’t tell anyone.