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Old 02-24-2009, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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Kolecki's pretty tall.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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Yea, Kolecki came to mind. Which sent me on a youtube spree, which consumed about an hour of my life
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I see Kolecki's only 6'0", which I know makes him a Titan in olympic weightlifting. How tall is Vardanian?
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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.
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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.
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Naim Süleymanoğlu. For sure.
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How tall is Casey B.?
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