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Old 09-06-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
Lars Tore
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Default Olympic getting started package.

Hello everybody.
I'm considering buying an olympic set and need some advises. Myself I'm 37 year, 194 cm (6,4 ?) tall and about 92 kg. I have never done any weightlifting at all, but I have a c2rower at home and have used it for a few year (best 2k 6:47.6). I would like to supplement my normal training with o-lift for the sake of flexibility and speed.

I'm consider buying either pendlay’s package with barbell and 90 kg of color bumpers. The other option is to just pick his barbell and a 2,5 kg and 5 kg hitech training plate, and also add a 10 kg bumper from his “pendlay color” series. The price is almost the same for this to options. The question is, can I use the hitech plate as a normal bumper plates? If so, the last option will give me weights from 25 kg to 55 kg. The 90 kg package will give me lifts from 40 kg to 90 kg. Am I right that 40 kg are too much for a beginner? On the other side, will I to fast outgrow 55 kg ? When I outgrow 55 kg, I could add a pair of 20 kg, but I can not do that before next year.
My plan is to focus a lot on technique in the beginning. I also have to take it slowly since I don’t have any coach.

Any suggestions? My budget are limited to option A or B above.
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