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Andy Robinson 02-24-2009 06:38 AM

Yrik Vardanian...
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.?

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