Monthly Archives: November 2011

China – Weightlifting Training Hall

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I watched Dajin Su 77kg at the 2009 worlds do these 210kg snatch pulls for reps and many, many sets. You have to marvel at the strength and work capacity of Su. Whether it makes sense to use 127 % of the weight you lifted in the competition (165kg), might be questioned.  Even if 127 % weights are used regularly in training in this exercise one might question the utility of doing them 5-6  days before the competition. In my opinion this type of training just days before they lift hinders rather than improves performance. Would a world class sprinter be doing parachute sprints days before the main event? The other question is “do the Chinese succeed because of what they do, or despite of what they do?”

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Another view of Su doing snatch pulls with 210kg at Goyang City in the Jang Mi-ran Gym (the main training hall for the 2009 worlds had not yet opened).

 

 

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Lu CHN 77kg 2011 World Champion

LU Xiaojun CHN 77kg doing snatch pulls

LU Xiaojun CHN 77kg does snatch pulls in the 2011 world weightlifting championship training hall

Lu’s low body fat offers him an advantage over his competitors.

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SALIMIKORDASIABI Behdad IRI 2011 World Champion

 عکس عکس برداشتن از بهداد سلیمی - ویکیپدیا

SALIMIKORDASIABI Behdad IRI at the top of his pull on a world record 214kg snatch at the 2011 World Weightlifting championship Paris, France.

This was the session everyone was waiting for, and the main protagonist SALIMIKORDASIABI didn’t disappoint his fans. There were many stories floating around that he had made Wr’s in training. In the training hall in France he made an easy 200kg snatch and was geared for more but his coach stopped the onslaught. He also cleaned an easy 255kg only to miss the jerk. SALIMIKORDASIABI  finally broke  the  213kg world record held by of countryman REZAZADEH Hossein. Behdad pretty much annihilated the competition beating second place teammate ANOUSHIRAVANI HAMLABAD Sajjad by 25kg in total. I would be fairly certain that the CJ and total record will fall soon.

 

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AKKAEV Khadzhimurat RUS 105kg World Champion

AKKAEV Khadzhimurat RUS 105kg

AKKAEV Khadzhimurat RUS 105kg world champion 2011

I haven’t photographed  Akkaev before, and it certainly was worth making this trip to do so.

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IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

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Ivanov Artem UKR 94kg cleans 227kg at 2011 World Weightlifting championship in Paris

Artem Ivanov of Ukraine really put some pressure on 2008 Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin.  Artem finished in second place tied with gold medalist Ilya Ilyin with a 407 kg total. I would guess that Ivanov has a 415kg total in him for London 2012.

Snatch sequence of Artem Ivanov

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

IVANOV Artem UKR 94kg

 

 

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