makes me lol that he has one of the widest waists in the world and still trains with partials to keep his waist down. lol
Also, partially unrelated, since they do more front squats than back that is much easier to just eject on the lift.
Anyway, the main point I was making was that weightlifters learn how to move around the bar and also how to dump a loaded bar. As a result they can get out from under a loaded bar with a quick movement. PLers and BBers quite often have no idea of what quick is, let alone how to make that move while under load.
From my own experience, I learnt this skill only (relatively) recently and I was amazed at how easy it was to get out from under max lifts (just about everything bar bench). I missed a squat and just hopped forward out from under the bar when I would have normall have had to lower it to the pins (and possibly cause a strain due to poor positioning).
clean alone you need to be good at arse to grass squats to drive the bar up and then after the intial drive you have to incorporate elements of high pull, upright rows and front squats to be able to get it even to the shoulder.
we've all seen your legs and its obvious you dont squat arse to grass. You trying olympic lifts would look like a man doing a reverse cheat curl on <50% bw.
You're making it sound as if all you need is strength to do Oly lifting.
It takes precise technique, skill, and athleticism to do Oly lifting. Now I'm not going to go and assume you do not hone skill and athleticism, but technique is not something that is acquired so easily. First, you would have no chance of learning the correct technique by yourself by just watching instructional videos. Unless you were to have someone show you how to do everything with the correct technique, you wouldn't get it. There's a lot of intricate details in the technique that normal lifters don't see in Oly lifting. There are some people that can pick it up on their own, such as Tim, but there's only so much you can learn by yourself without having someone with true experience with the sport to teach you. I, too, underestimated just how much technique there really is behind the lifts when I was picking it up on my own. And there's no doubt in my mind that you would truly underestimate the required technique for these lifts.
Deadlift is not a snatch or clean. In fact it is the easy part of the lifts, not the hard part that requires speed, skill and strength. This is like saying you can drive a car so you should be able to fly a helicopter without any training or coaching.Originally Posted by Lurcher