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Andy Martinez
10-09-2012, 06:32 PM
Is there a strength reference chart for weightlifting? I have seen Mark Rippetoe's chart on the Starting Strength site and I've used it as reference for Presses, Squats and Deadlifts.
I understand that progress in the Olympic Lifts involves a great deal of technique development but I am wondering if said chart would be helpful in determining when to implement certain cycles.

Greg Everett
10-10-2012, 03:19 PM
The Soviet classification system is as good as it gets for this. It sets standards for 6 classifications for each bodyweight class and gender. You can find it in Charniga's Russian manual translations and in Bob Takano's upcoming book.

Blair Lowe
10-22-2012, 01:11 AM

http://www.takanoathletics.com/blog/?p=1990 New USAW system for rankings.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:EDQyrl24OKcJ:www.teamusa.org/~/media/USA_Weightlifting/Documents/USAWclassificationsystem.pdf+soviet+classification +system+weightlifting&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShMXsDRAyxntOyJZFnfbN3d2zUD00ZXfbH-F7t818FS8Qvwn9W632lf7xTOchtljBwGjSAOBt88wLFzR9Npp-uyosGpExCtUZT9UuSzYzxj9WHJ_lmOnYwSbj8SRVDhHrWICNGw &sig=AHIEtbTFrnTF44F95vwGYM7kq25qXCRfIQ]

Ryan Dritlein
10-22-2012, 09:42 PM

Thanks for the links Blair!

Blair Lowe
10-23-2012, 01:08 PM
I knew the Russian standards had to be out on the web somewhere. The new US ones look pretty daunting as Mr. Takano points out.