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Old 07-31-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
Beth Moscov
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HI,

Does anyone know if there is an excellent book out there with good photos plus verbal descriptions of the olympic lifts? I have never done any of these before and the way my body needs to be engaged is different enough that I am often unclear and could use a really good reference. I appreciate the film clips and slide shows on this site but want even more detail.

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Old 07-31-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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Beth-

The Weightlifting Encyclopedia is excellent but perhaps overkill for what you want. Have you checked out all of the material at danjohn.org/coach?

I thumbed through Tommy Kono's book and I like it...I am not sure where else to send you but let me know if any of this above is helpful.
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Old 07-31-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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The Weightlifters Encyclopedia, as mentioned, plus the video tape.
USAW Club Coaching Manual and tape.
Newton's book "Explosive Lifting For Sports"
Schmitz's book and tape Beginning and Intermediate Weightlifting
Benn's Weightlifting Movies
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Old 07-31-2004, 09:49 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys,

this is great to start. I am visiting Dan John's site now and just figured out why I missed the last Squat Clean in todays WOD - I pulled too late and thus couldn't get under it right. I think I will go buy some books and video's next. This stuff is too fun!

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Old 07-31-2004, 10:28 PM   #5
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Hi again,

Any idea of where to get The Weightlifters Encyclopedia? I can't find it at Amazon nor other online sources.

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Old 07-31-2004, 11:04 PM   #6
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I've just finished reading through Harvey Newton's "Explosive Lifting For Sports" as per Lincoln's posting above.

I went with this book only because I found it on the shelf of a Borders bookstore one day while browsing through - didn't know enough about the subject to know if it was really any good.

In any case, I've found it very useful. C&J and Snatch broken down into components, with progressions for learning and assistance exercises where appropriate.
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:12 AM   #7
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Hi Beth,

New copies are available at http://www.wlinfo.com/ordering.htm.

Hope this helps,

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Old 08-01-2004, 10:22 AM   #8
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Newton's book probably has the best pictures, but Tommy Kono's book might be the single best "athletic" resource in my library. It has tons of great stories and examples and ideas that are all worth reading.

So, for pics: Newton, for stuff: Kono.

Having said all that, neither book reflects the "Modern" techniquest of "Heel only" lifting...you may have to consider reading some of the old "Get Up" articles (Last year's June to Septembers...I think). A lot of "experts" are still in the dark about this...there is one guy selling books and critiquing my posts who is clueless about this tech. The flatfooted pull or "heel only" is explored in the WLL tapes, which are getting harder to find.
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Old 08-01-2004, 12:00 PM   #9
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Danny,

The flatfooted pull or "heel only" tapes are the WCC tapes, no? WCC: World Class Coaching LLC.

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Old 08-01-2004, 01:21 PM   #10
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Yes, but my fingers were thinking about Lois Lane...how come she never figured Clark Kent was Superman. Just the glasses?

CC as in Connie Chung.

Sometimes I forget my wife's name, too. Um, yeah, Tiffini...
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