View Full Version : Yrik Vardanian...
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.
02-24-2009, 07:56 AM
Kolecki's pretty tall.
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
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?
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.
02-24-2009, 10:16 AM
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.
02-24-2009, 02:05 PM
Naim Süleymanoğlu. For sure.
02-24-2009, 02:57 PM
03-01-2009, 07:30 PM
How tall is Casey B.?
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