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    morinbenji is offline Junior Member
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    Default A good replacement for Olympic Lift (not for competition)

    Hi everyone,

    I decided few weeks ago to go on Oly Lift and I found out that they both could be replace ( if you just want to boost your strength training, not for competition of course ) by some kind of complex:

    snatch = power snatch + overhead squat + behind the neck press

    clean & jerk = power clean + front squat + overhead press / push press / jerk

    The power version of the lifts have the advantage that they can be learn a lot more faster than the competition lifts, the squats are the sames that you would have to do in real situation and the press/jerk in the end are up to you and complete the complex for a total body movement.

    The benefits are nearly the same as for the competition lifts but you won't need years of practice to be good at it (even if it still take some days or week to learn it the right way).

    So go slow at the beginnig, and then put some weight on that barbell and enjoy ;-)

    Ps: make sure to work on your shoulder and squat mobility ( again : mobility not flexibility ) while learning the complexe or you'll have a hard time getting in full squat position (ass to ground) and keeping a good posture ( especially for overhead squat).

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    Moses Correa is offline Senior Member
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    Pretty cool thoughts. I love Oly lifts!

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    Ace83 is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by morinbenji View Post
    The power version of the lifts have the advantage that they can be learn a lot more faster than the competition lifts, the squats are the sames that you would have to do in real situation and the press/jerk in the end are up to you and complete the complex for a total body movement.
    I used to do Olympic lifting, I didn't think cleans and snatches were that difficult to pick up, just have to get used to pulling yourself under the bar. Clean and jerks were a little more difficult to get the timing down on.

    Coming from a background in Weight lifting, I had the requisite mobility, it was just a matter of getting the motion down. Obviously I got better as I practised it, but it came fairly naturally with a little coaching.

    But I could see how someone without a deep squat would want to stick to power moves and a lighter weight. Thanks for posting this.

    Out of curiosity, do you do the normal o-lifts?
    Last edited by Ace83; 11-25-2013 at 06:17 PM.

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    AlysiaSeabolt is offline Junior Member
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    those are really the cool stuffs here, i am very much impressed with those ones here

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    morinbenji is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace83 View Post
    I used to do Olympic lifting, I didn't think cleans and snatches were that difficult to pick up, just have to get used to pulling yourself under the bar. Clean and jerks were a little more difficult to get the timing down on.

    Coming from a background in Weight lifting, I had the requisite mobility, it was just a matter of getting the motion down. Obviously I got better as I practised it, but it came fairly naturally with a little coaching.

    But I could see how someone without a deep squat would want to stick to power moves and a lighter weight. Thanks for posting this.

    Out of curiosity, do you do the normal o-lifts?
    No I don't, I tried once but... well... I did loose my balance and nearly took the bar on my head while falling so.. oly lifts variations are good for me ^^ : I still work on strengh, mobility and power without the risk of an injury (or at least less risk), and I'm not looking for competition either so it's fine for me ;-)

    Again, the oly variations I use are more for people who do strengh training for themselves, not for competition.

    Ps: sorry for any grammatical error that I would have missed, I'm french ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by morinbenji View Post
    No I don't, I tried once but... well... I did loose my balance and nearly took the bar on my head while falling so.. oly lifts variations are good for me ^^ :
    Wow... yeah, that would probably discourage anyone...

    (Also, your grammar is fine and your post is clear, I was just wondering)

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