View Full Version : Yrik Vardanian...

Andy Robinson
02-24-2009, 06:38 AM
Looking for other examples of long, lean OL'ers...I'm interested in starting positions for tall guys and how they compare to more "normally" put together lifters.

Ben Shechet
02-24-2009, 07:56 AM
Kolecki's pretty tall.

Jacob Rowell
02-24-2009, 08:09 AM
Yea, Kolecki came to mind. Which sent me on a youtube spree, which consumed about an hour of my life

Sam Nutt
02-24-2009, 08:39 AM
I see Kolecki's only 6'0", which I know makes him a Titan in olympic weightlifting. How tall is Vardanian?

Andy Robinson
02-24-2009, 08:57 AM
Just read an interview with yurik's son who said he was 5' 9" "a little taller" than his dad...I guess I thought Yurik was taller than that...whatever.

Greg Everett
02-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Andy -

For tall lifters, you're pretty much stuck with superheavies - and most of them aren't that tall. And they all start in pretty similar positions to the little guys.

The Vardanians actually start in a commonly low position - they just lead with the hips and bring the knees way back - so it's their pull, not their start, that's odd. And they're definitely rare examples.

Gant Grimes
02-24-2009, 02:05 PM
Naim Süleymanoğlu. For sure.

Andy Robinson
02-24-2009, 02:57 PM

Kevin Parsons
03-01-2009, 07:30 PM
How tall is Casey B.?