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Old 04-27-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Ironmind Jim Schmitz DVD on Olympic Weightlifting

I plan to gradually integrate some OL into my routine this summer and since it has been about 12 years since I have had the benefit of having a knowledgeable instructor, I know I will be rusty. Here in good old SW VA, there absolutely nobody within 100 miles that can offer me instruction. I noticed the Schmitz DVD in Ironmind's catalog and wonder if that would be a good instructional tool in the absence of a real instructor. Of course, nothing beats real instruction and immediate feedback.

Has anyone seen the DVD that can comment on it or can recommend something better (besides, of course, the excellent PM video links)?
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:16 PM   #2
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I have the tape set from Schmitz. Fun to watch, but if you'd like something heavy on the technical instruction, I'd look elsewhere.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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Bobby,

I'm kind of in the same boat--no one really close that teaches olympic lifting.

I haven't seen the Schmitz video, but I did pick up the two DVDs from World Class Coaching:

http://www.metroweightlifting.com/

I am just starting to dig into them, and thus far I am very impressed with the quality and detail of the information. Also, a lot of people more knowledgable than myself speak very highly of the material.
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Old 04-28-2007, 03:40 AM   #4
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I have not seen the the World Class stuff, but I have Schmitz videos and DJs as well. I would get DJ's.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I will admit a slight bias toward Ironmind but I am not so loyal that I will look over something better. I looked at the World Class site and bookmarked it. I am still open to anymore suggestions and I am in no hurry to make a purchase since I will not start working in some OL until June or July. Feel free to revive this thread.
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