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Forum: Community 08-27-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,433
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Where can I find pictures of female lifters in normal clothes/non-workout mode?

Do a Google Images search on Zoe Smith. 72 sn/87 cj @ 53 bodyweight.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 25,571
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Nike Romaleos: 5 Star Review

Yeah, I figure mine will get nice and broken in eventually.

Good luck "dominating the deadlift" in these bad boys ;)
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 25,571
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Nike Romaleos: 5 Star Review

Tim,
Thanks for the outstanding write-up. I agree that they do feel extremely solid and, in terms of comfort, almost sneaker-like. Snatching, cleaning and squatting in these shoes feels great. ...
Forum: Fitness 11-15-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,023
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Clean & Jerk weakness

Jeff,
Take a look at the USAW club directory (safe link):
http://weightlifting.teamusa.org/content/index/1808
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-14-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Clean to Jerk Problem

Practice doing a 'pop' and regrip at the top of the clean. This should set you up in a better position for the jerk.

Edit: Whoops, Brian beat me to it.
Forum: Exercises 11-12-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,678
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Hook Grip on Power Cleans

Would you be willing to invest in a legitimate women's weightlifting bar? The difference from a standard bar (in terms of diameter and spin) when performing the Olympic lifts is like night and day.
Forum: Competitions 10-07-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,564
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Albany Weightlifting Meet (Nov 16th)

Hmmm, I'm 50/50. There may be a few guys from LBH and MetBarbell Club going though. I'll e-mail you when I know for sure.

FYI, there will likely be a meet in Stamford, CT on Dec 14th that I'm a...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,833
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: outdoor lifting platform?

Or you could just put a tarp over it when not in use. We built an outdoor platform at our team's summer outing, but only used it for a few weeks. Long term, I'd be more worried about the wood...
Forum: Competitions 10-01-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,564
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Albany Weightlifting Meet (Nov 16th)

If anyone's interested, there's an Olympic weightlifting meet in the Albany area on November 16th. Keith Nautel, the meet director, is a good guy and it should be a fun time.

Meet info here: (work...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,830
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: places to buy kettlebells in the New York City/New Jersey/Philadelphia area?

Dan,
Try contacting Werksan:
http://www.werksanusa.com/ (safe link)
They sell weightlifting equipment out of their Moorestown, NJ facility. I picked up a set of fractionals here a while back. As an...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,830
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: places to buy kettlebells in the New York City/New Jersey/Philadelphia area?

btw, there's a NY Barbells in Hicksville, Long Island as well.

NEW YORK BARBELLS OF HICKSVILLE
37 West 17th Street, Jericho, NY 11753
516-937-0666
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,830
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: places to buy kettlebells in the New York City/New Jersey/Philadelphia area?

Jeff,
I think someone mentioned that GymSource in the east 50s carry (or used to carry) some.

Also, I believe Court or Josh mentioned Kettlebell Concepts as well (pickup in...
Forum: Exercises 07-22-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,352
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: How Dangerous Are Olympic Lifts

Great advice so far.

Just want to add that when you (squat) clean, make sure you're in the habit of whipping the elbows around fast and high. There is the possibility of wrist injury if you don't...
Forum: Competitions 06-12-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,371
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: craving competitions on the EAST COAST

I've been to two of Gary's meets so far (the 2007 CT Open and the 2008 Sacred Heart Invitational) and they were both extremely enjoyable, well-run, and most important: welcoming to athletes of ALL...
Forum: Competitions 03-10-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Oly Comp NYC 3/15!!! Eats

Whoops, it's actually west of LBH, not east.
Forum: Competitions 03-10-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Oly Comp NYC 3/15!!! Eats

Just wanted to mention to anyone coming that there's not an awful lot in the way of good eats in the immediate area. There is, however, a great South American-style steakhouse about a 10 minutes...
Forum: Injuries 03-06-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,501
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Major wrist pain..

Kevin,
My coach and a few guys I lift with really like the APT wraps:
(work/fam. safe) http://www.prowriststraps.com/weight_lifting_wrist_wraps_powerlifting_wrap

A friend lent me the Black Mamba...
Forum: Competitions 03-05-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Oly Comp NYC 3/15!!!

Hey Randy,
Glad the timing works out for you! The meet is being run by Chris Smith of Metropolitan Barbell Club out on Long Island. He's the local Metropolitan LWC President as well.

There will be...
Forum: Competitions 03-04-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Oly Comp NYC 3/15!!!

Entry form (safe) attached! Contact/Send to Chris Smith of Metropolitan Barbell Club.



I think because they enable a full range of motion and facilitate judging of a lift (knee touches, elbow...
Forum: Competitions 03-01-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Oly Comp NYC 3/15!!!

Hey Allison!
Our team isn't running this meet, but I'm 99% sure it's not too late (I usually enter these things at the very last minute). All ages and abilities are more than welcome.

Only...
Forum: Competitions 03-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Oly Comp NYC 3/15!!!

The schedule for the Larry Mintz Memorial on the 15th:

Class / Competition Time
All Women / 10:00AM
Menís 56, 62, 69, 77, & 85 / 11:30AM
Menís 94, 105, +105 / 1:00PM

For anyone driving there, a...
Forum: Digital Coaching 02-05-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,928
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Two of us needing Oly Coaching please

Zach,
Try this alternate club directory:
http://www.msbn.tv/usavision/displayPage.aspx?id=730 (work/fam. safe)

Also, try posting your question on GoHeavy:
http://www.goheavy.com/forums/olympic/...
Forum: Exercises 01-31-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,981
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Split Snatch

Alex Parzych:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2157/2233947680_1f2fb39407.jpg
Forum: Competitions 01-23-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,744
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Local Competitions

You can try the USAW calendar:
http://www.msbn.tv/usavision/displayPage.aspx?id=330 (work/family safe)
This is continuously updated, so check back periodically for any listings in your area.

You're...
Forum: Workout Logs 01-22-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 19,732
Posted By Yoon Sohn
Re: Wendy's workout deal-e-o

Hi Wendy.
You may want to try some assistance exercises like drop snatches and squat snatches from the high hang -- these really helped me gain confidence (and speed) under the bar. You don't need...
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