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Old 07-08-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
David Aguasca
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Default Reviving old-school lifts

I came across this site recently....not sure if any of you have seen it yet:

http://weightlifting.moonfruit.com/

it got me thinking about the world of strength training before there were barbells...i was especially intrigued by the one-hand snatch, bent press, and the two-hands anyhow. i know that these lifts are illustrated using barbells on the page, but they are still one-handed lifts...so dumbells come to mind for (increased) safety and convenience.

i've started using some of these lifts to replace barbell lifts that i can't do for equipment/facility reasons. for example...one-armed pushpresses, one-armed snatches, all with dumbells. anyone do the same?

what i'm really curious about is how the strength developed using one-handed o-lifts differs from that developed using barbell o-lifts. i'd imagine that overhead shoulder and core stability would be the limiting factor here, not pulling strength off the ground, as the weights used are much lighter, but comparatively higher per arm.

thoughts?
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