Who does OLYMPIC lifts?

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  1. dank

    dank fuck yeah

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    I don't see much talk about them here... I didn't do any until I started working out with my buddy this year. He did them for his baseball training, seems to enjoy them quite a bit. Well they are hard as hell to do, the hardest part is getting the form down. We throw one olympic lift in on each day of our 3 day split.

    Tuesday: Chest and Tri's
    + Power Clean or sometimes just called the Clean 3 x 3
    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/Clean.html

    Thursday: Legs and Back
    + Push Press 3 x 3
    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/PushPress.html

    Saturday: Bi's and Shoulders
    + Hang Clean 3 x 3
    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/OlympicLifts/HangClean.html

    The clean/hang cleans kill my traps, and since we do shrugs on Thursday they are getting worked hard. I'm just now starting to get the form in check and I can start adding some real weight. How many of you guys do this stuff? I realize not everybody has a spot do do this stuff in their gym. Ours (university gym) has a nice ass rubber olympic setup complete with large platform so you can just dump a fully loaded bar when you're done with the set :cool:
     
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    I do 'em all the time. great for sports!!

    When you get good at those you should try doing snatches!
     
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    Only partials for me.
     
  4. Grouch

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    Olympic lifts are great for sports. I did them for years. But out sides of the benfits you get in athletics I dont think they has as important for body builders or powerlifters. They arn't core mass building movements and arn't needed for most people.
     
  5. dank

    dank fuck yeah

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    those look a little dangerous :eek3:

    maybe this summer :noes:
     
  6. dank

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    what specific sport related benefits do you get out of them?
     
  7. Grouch

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    They as a group are the best exersizes to develope explosive power. Frist few steps in a short sprint. Linemen, Throwers, Jumpers. Outside of their usefullness in athletics or as a sport in themselves its my opinion that they are too difficult for most people and other movements give you the same secondary benifits just as well.
     
  8. dank

    dank fuck yeah

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    i see. i didnt like them at first, but now i do :)

    i'm going for more of an athletic physique anyway, im gonna keep it up.
     
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    do you play sports? my jump height increased a lot when I started doing them, as did my initial burst of speed when sprinting.
     
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    im gonna have to start doing olympic lifts...

    our schools' throwing coach is a trainer at my local gym. he saw me working out in my highschool shirt, and asked me to join his throwing team...haha.
     
  11. Grouch

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    most people never learn to do them correctly and look like ass trying.
     
  12. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    where are your snatches?
     
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    ditto, you need some snathces...explode that weight up there!
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I did them when I played football and when I was a thrower in high school, but ever since then I havn't seen much of a need to do them.
     
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    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    i can only hang snatch 125, but my hang clean is at 180 with no straps... :)

    all we do is olympic lifts it seems in weightlifting class at school
     
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    That tiny girl is cleaning 135:hsd:
     
  17. SteveO

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    used to back in my high school days, still occasionally do some hang cleans for live strength
     
  18. sprite

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    Took me a while to find it again...

    Here is a good little e-book by Dan John on getting started with Olympic lifts... also has some nice info on nutrition, recovery, etc...

    From the Ground Up
     
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    lol, uhhhh yeah.. i play intramural co ed volleyball :o and i golf. i occasionally play other sports, but i tend to suck at them.
     
  20. dank

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    :noes:
     
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    that looks painful for the knees and wrists :ugh:
     
  22. dank

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    yeah, the cleans and hang cleans put some pressure on the wrists, primarily because im still not very flexible, but its getting better.
     
  23. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    IMO if you're not an olympic lifter you don't need to bother with the catch, you can just do high pulls
     
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