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Old 06-16-2007, 04:52 AM   #1
Rick Deckart
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Default Historical footage: one of my first olympic lifting sessions...

Do you think that your lifting sucks? Do you feel that nobody does it worse? I can assure you no matter how bad you do, somebody (me) did worse when he started lifting on his own years ago. Not that I do much better today...

What follows is a display of extremely bad technique, constant coping with backpain and high temperatures (~40 degree celsius) and ultra unsophisticated equipment. In a way it's also entertaining to see myself struggling with my then PRs in the snatch (25kg.0) and clean and jerk (30.0kg). Man did I suck... horrible, I mean really horrible... So watch parts of one of my first sessions, Sunday morning, 10. Aug 2003:

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Old 06-16-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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I think my first sessions were probably much worse. So bad, in fact, that any and all videos were immediately deleted
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:15 PM   #3
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Please tell me that isn't a leapord-print loincloth.... please.

Actually, the snatch technique is disappointingly good for an early oly lifting session.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:31 PM   #4
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If the people I coach had that technique in the beginning my job would be INFINITELY easier.
"Survival will be neither to the strongest of the species, nor to the most intelligent, but to those most adaptable to change."
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:27 AM   #5
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Peter, you give me much hope. I quit following the WOD a month ago and took up Oly lifting for something new. I just completed my first cycle and re-tested my maxes for the next cycle with major disappointment. No new PRs or maxes, in fact I could barely hit what was written as my maxes from before...

Thanks for posting that...there is hope for me.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:14 PM   #6
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sweet shorts

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