Old School Dimas Video

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Wrecking Ball, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Wrecking Ball

    Wrecking Ball Orange Belt

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    Someone posted this on the Charlie Francis site. It's all Olympic lifting for those of you who don't know Dimas. Alon, I know you'll enjoy this if you havent seen it, the guy was just an absolute monster.

    Dimas Video
     
  2. bigknees.com

    bigknees.com Yellow Belt

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    cheers for that, that guy is awesome
     
  3. Alon

    Alon Purple Belt

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    What a beast, so damn fast under the bar, and his technique looks much better on those light weights too. For those of you who are impressed with his front squats, he's got a best of something like 290kg, and would probably be much stronger about 6 months ago in his strength cycle, by that point (I'm guessing he was leading up to a comp) he's just focusing on speed and accuracy in the lifts.
     
  4. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    damn, the speed he gets on those clean and jerks is just scary
     
  5. cockysprinter

    cockysprinter Purple Belt

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    are you kidding me? how much does he weigh? i remember seeing front squats by the one chinese lifter and being impressed by that.
     
  6. Tornado

    Tornado Blue Belt

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    the video won't open. how do you get around that?
     
  7. Alon

    Alon Purple Belt

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    No jokes, to quote a top lifter I once spoke to, "the time for big squats is long before competition, now we are just fast". The guy could clean 215 damn easy, I know Grant Cavit of NZ front squats 250 for a double and "only" jerks 190, so I'm pretty certain it's for real.

    In the video he's probably leading up to a comp, weighing maybe 85kg? Front squat also comes down to how you lock up your back and how you rack the bar, if you can find the right groove then you can make some big improvements in front squat. To summarise, Pyrros is a beast.
     
  8. Polynikes

    Polynikes Not Impressed

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    that was bad ass...

    how tall is he?
     
  9. Alon

    Alon Purple Belt

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    173cm (5'8"), I just checked, he did 175/202.5 that year in competition to win the world championships.
     
  10. Zeirhk

    Zeirhk Green Belt

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    Nice vid, fuckin' explosive, I enjoyed it.
     
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    Herculean Purple Belt

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    now that is some fucking good power
     
  12. deadpool

    deadpool H***an Chop!!

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    Great form and very powerful!
     
  13. Diligent

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    wow...just wow.
     
  14. Wolverine

    Wolverine Green Belt

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    That was very cool! I really don't have much experience in watching Olympic lifting but that really opened my eyes.

    Thanks for the vid!

    Wolverine
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    Whats really impressive is how small of a dip he does on those cleans. If Demas was as good at passing drug tests as he is at lifting he would still have his medal from last year.
     
  16. Alon

    Alon Purple Belt

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    Thanks for the intelligent input, for the record those cleans were in 1993, it's hard staying at that level for 11 more years, and he still came 3rd anyways (although the field wasn't as good as it has been before).
     
  17. oh my god....
     
  18. jamiejamie6661

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    that dude is hardcore
     
  19. tinker_190

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    Holy crap on a crap cracker! I wish I had form like that.
     
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    If i didnt see the bar, i would think he does BW-Squats.
     

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