Joining my schools Oly lifting team...

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by JeffMerr, Sep 7, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. JeffMerr

    JeffMerr Guest

    Talked to some of the guys on the team today. Seems like a short man's sport, would my 6'2 frame put me at a disadvantage or greater risk of injury with snatches? I injured my back dead lifting about 5 years ago. I don't really know much about oly lifting, but snatches is pretty much all we focus on.
     
  2. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,974
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    Bring this to C4's attention.... I'd go for it myself if I were you.
    Gogz would probably be able to also give you some input.
     
  3. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    Messages:
    49,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh NC
    Good deal man. Reguardless you have a really strong base to start with.
     
  4. Zaffir

    Zaffir OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Messages:
    38,275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    Wish my school had an oly team :(
     
  5. meervincent

    meervincent New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah man thats a great chance. even if your hight is a disadvatage. think of all the extra you'll learn from just being there.
     
  6. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    7,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    height may be a disadvantage but people using it as an excuse are fucking lame.
     
  7. JeffMerr

    JeffMerr Guest

    More concerned with the injury factor, considering I have a long torso and a previous back injury.
     
  8. GOGZILLA

    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    10,760
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Plantation, FL
    absolutely every movement you do in OL hits your back pretty hard especially the lower back. could just be that your form is fucked up and you dont know how to lift stuff properly. if youve got good flexibility and a good coach you might have a chance. at 6'4 don't expect to hit good numbers but if anything its a fun team sport that involves weightlifting which i think beats the shit out of being just a gym rat
     
  9. Man Bear Pig

    Man Bear Pig Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Messages:
    37,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    imagination land
    It depends on your frame. If you are tall and are lanky you might put up some good numbers. BUT, if you have a large frame, shouldn't be an issue, you'll put on mass just like anyone else.
     
  10. JeffMerr

    JeffMerr Guest

    No gym for home?
     
  11. Man Bear Pig

    Man Bear Pig Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Messages:
    37,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    imagination land
    That too. You'll be fine.
     
  12. Seraph

    Seraph Guest

    joining your schools OLY team?????

    ORLY????


    :mamoru: just kidding.

    but seriously, wish my school had one :wtc: JOIN UP!!!
     
  13. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    7,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been doing oly recently and I find it very demanding on the lower back, just a heads up.
     
  14. dmaestro

    dmaestro New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,802
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Your head.
    sac state has an oly team? :mamoru:
     
  15. dumbaznboy

    dumbaznboy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    sac state has an oly team? (wait, what exactly are oly lifts - specific ones?)

    i wish Davis had one, theres a few guys at the gym that seem to put up decent numbers, id love to join/workout with them
     
  16. JeffMerr

    JeffMerr Guest

  17. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    64,986
    Likes Received:
    680
    the snatch and the clean & jerk
     
  18. dmaestro

    dmaestro New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,802
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Your head.
    :cool:

    Do you have to be registered @ Sac State? If it's free admittance I'll definitely check it out.

    my oly lifts are terribly weak tho :hs:
     
  19. JeffMerr

    JeffMerr Guest

    Email [email protected] ...tell her you're interested in training but not a current student. Not really sure what their policies are. You'll have to pay the parking machine since you don't have a semester pass, It's $5 a day.
     
  20. THE mister juice

    THE mister juice jfk→sea

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    30,384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Astoria, NY
    is there some site to find which schools have oly lifting teams? can't keep going to each school's site trying to find out
     
  21. C4

    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

    Joined:
    May 23, 2000
    Messages:
    30,843
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    definitely a disadvantage unless you are an absolute monster at 6'2 i'd say

    plus the taller guys that i have seen try O-lifting have not had very good flexibility so its even harder.

    but as they have already said above me - olympic lifting will hit your back HARD so if you have already injured it deadlifting, doing clean pulls and cleans (think deadlift but fast?) i would say the probability of re-injuring would be higher than usual :hs:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page