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Your Opinion of Klokov Power Weekend?


#1

CT, I'm sure you've already seen the videos. What is your personal opinion of the event and exercise selection?
Personally, with Klokov himself being so popular, I think it might actually be a successful alternative to Supertotal, which doesn't seem that popular nowadays.


#2

I think it was very cool. Obviously the lifts he selected were his own favorite training lifts. I love the concept but I might have used different movements.

I love that he had:
Thrusters
Front squats
Clean & press

I would have preferred a regular snatch instead of a hang snatch, or maybe a snatch from blocks since most of these guys can do more from blocks it would have been cool to see.

I didn’t like or hate the jerk from racks and I didn’t like the snatch deadlift, which for these guys is mostly a test of grip strength


#3

Thanks. I’m pretty sure that some of those movements were chosen to appeal to Crossfit competitors, seeing as Klokov has invested quite a lot into CF himself. Do you think he might bring the idea of this competition to NA? If you had a strong enough trainee, would you send him to test himself in those lifts during a competition? Especially considering that the results were compared using the Sinclair method.
Also: do you think this exercise selection might cause less/more injuries than Supertotal if somebody trains them seriously?


#4

[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
I think it was very cool. Obviously the lifts he selected were his own favorite training lifts. I love the concept but I might have used different movements.

I love that he had:
Thrusters
Front squats
Clean & press

I would have preferred a regular snatch instead of a hang snatch, or maybe a snatch from blocks since most of these guys can do more from blocks it would have been cool to see.

I didn’t like or hate the jerk from racks and I didn’t like the snatch deadlift, which for these guys is mostly a test of grip strength[/quote]
snatch from blocks would have been awesome.


#5

Snatch from the blocks would have been a great choice.

I was surprised by the relative low results on the press. Obviously, they don’t train it much.

The old, pre-1973 records for the press are mind-boggling. Sure, those presses weren’t strict presses, but stil…