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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