"Avoid the Olympic lifts"

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  1. deadshot138

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    http://www.rdlfitness.com/avoid-olympic-lifts/

    I found this article hilarious for its reasons to avoid the olympic lifts. This article is either aimed at people who've never picked up a barbell before or people easily influenced by shit research.
     
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    Jesus Christ that whole site is a mess of shit
     
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    "Avoid trying to mimic the training of the elite. Playing basketball fails to make you taller."

    What an inane analogy. Well, duh. Height isn't an attainable skill such as speed and strength. It's determined by your genetics. What a garbage of an article.
     
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    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    My cat read this article and did this.

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    'Hopefuls therefore train like Olympic lifters to get explosive, like swimmers to develop lean muscles, and like powerlifters to get strong. They ignore that those that succeeded had the potential to do well in the first place.'

    Better just stop then eh
     
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    Olympic lifting would be my preferred method of lifting for athletes.
     
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    I did some oly lifting this morning.....at a crossfit gym.....nothing happened.
     
  10. ItsTimeToShrekYouUp

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    Olympic lifts are one of the best ways to improve your power. A program centered around the big 4+Olympic lifts (realistically power cleans for sake of time and ease of learning) would yield great benefits for 99% of athletes
     
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    tbh the most people i train are motoric morons. i am glad they just want to look good naked or rehab and don't try to do actual strength/power training. but they are no athletes, of course.
     
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    I'd dump the snatch
     
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    I've been stuck at a 175lbs snatch and 245lbs clean for 2 weeks now :mad::mad::eek::eek:
     
  14. ripskater

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    That's honestly the one I prefer. Because of the speed of that lift.
     
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    That's really good though. Your numbers I mean.
     
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    I think the article is reaching but it isn't absolutely stupid (as far as safety). The amount of daft bastards I see training Olympic lifts by watching a Youtube video is absurd. And the self taught cross-fitters. Kitted out in their Adidas oly shoes and throwing a bar around with no knowledge of what they are doing. Olympic lifting is a specialist game and you need a good coach to get half decent. But of course, if you do have a good coach then fucking A, it will have amazing cross over for some people.
     
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    Yeah they look pretty technical to me so I don't do them. I'd like to get decent at cleans though
     
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    Same here. I pretty much self taught clean and press but they are more like strongman cleans. I'm fairly robust but once I get over 110kg, I feel like I really struggle. I'm strong. Yet olympic lifters clean that like feathers.

    You had any training? I have neither the time or the money.
     
  19. cincymma79

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    Nope. Zero. Finally broke 225 on the sohp though. Goddamn that lift is slow progress. I have shitty cleaned about 245 a year or so ago. No clue what I'm doing so I quit. Maybe I'll flag down some of the CrossFit folks. Don't even know what a good number would be honestly
     
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    Pics of you kipping and rhabdo-ing or it didn't happen
     
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