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Old 05-22-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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Would this be a good reference for a beginner to learn the olympic lifts? I am at a loss to find any good coaching in my
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0736041729/ref=sib_rdr_dp/104-9532469-005 9919

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Old 05-22-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Yes, I have it and that's a good book. I have not seen the DVD.

The Encyclopedia of Weightlifting video and book by Dreschler are also good.

The Jim Schmitz "Beginning and Intermediate Weightlifting" book and tape are a good way to go.

The USA Weightlifting Club Coach video is not bad.

I think video works better than books, IMO.

You can get any of them at the USAW site:
http://secure.mycart.net/catalogs/ca...181708&count=1
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:22 AM   #3
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I have that book also. I am by no means a competent O lifter but this book really helped me with alot of the fundamentals and basics that I was missing on my own. FWIW>
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:07 AM   #4
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That's great, thanks guys!

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Old 05-23-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info on the book. I'm feeling pretty proud of myself as I spent a couple hours in the gym (didn't intend to--clients are yelling and screaming at me now) and successfully did a number of sets of empty bar overhead squats (lock out position is crucial). Hopefully I got it right. My right shoulder was a bit tender when I was doing some dips afterwards. Also did some 95 lb cleans. My shins are a bit hacked up from the cleans--don't really have the move down. There's nothing like a coach but I'm hoping this book helps.
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:51 PM   #6
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I finally found a coach in my area! Is this a good deal?

Hi Jason, thanks for contacting us. Yes we coach and train the general
public.

Program details are as follows:

Total number of training sessions: 25
Number of sessions per week: 3
Length of each session: 1 - 1.5 hours
Cost: $300
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:35 PM   #7
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Wow, that sounds cheap for training...
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Old 05-23-2005, 08:06 PM   #8
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Jason, that's an awesome deal but what are their qualifications? You know, have they actually competed in the sport, have they coached anyone to a national or regional level, is Olympic weightlifting the primary activity in this gym? If Olympic-style weightlifting is a regular activity for these guys, then that's a great deal. If it's a franchise gym and you talked to some guy who thought you meant powerlifting then it's a total bust.
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Old 05-23-2005, 08:13 PM   #9
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Here's the link:

http://www.gtaschool.com/index.html

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Old 05-23-2005, 08:33 PM   #10
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Right on. Run - do not walk - to sign up.
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