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Why do weightlifters (Olympic) get better at weightlifting while staying at the same weight-class? [duplicate]

Elite Olympic weightlifters stay at the same weight class for years, even though they don't develop any more technique after five to seven years. If they don't develop more muscle and their technique ...
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How many weightlifting styles are there?

Some weeks ago, my coach was explaining the starting positions, he pointed out the two different starting positions, he called them the East European and Chinese styles. I was trying to pay ...
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What training approach should I have to miss gym for 2 months?

So I have to go out of the city for 2 months to my hometown.Now I do have a gym there but it's a very small and simple gym,they do have basic equipment but the weights are not much heavy.For ex.I need ...
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Is there a technical reason why small plates go on the outside of the collars?

I see this a lot in olympic weightlifting. You'll have some full diameter plates, then the collar, and then some smaller, for example, unit 1kg plates on the outside. Is there a technical reason why ...
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Can Deadlifts be used as a supplement to increase squats PR?

While I do BB squats I often do not have a spotter so in case of trying to get PR I find it a bit risky and hence my squats numbers are not increasing as much as I'd like to.But in case of a DL it's ...
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Should I deload? When should I deload? And, how should I deload?

Disclaimer: I would appreciate an answer from someone who actually has experience with this practice and not someone who has just read what a "deload" is on the Internet. I recently read up on DOMS ...
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Center-less barbell. Would it be the same?

I've recently gotten into olympic lifting, and, after thoroughly watching dropped weighted barbells mangle people, I had the idea of a center-less barbell: Would the lift be the same if the ...
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Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting: How much does height affect strength?

For powerlifting and olympic lifting, the height of a person obviously has some affect. A taller person has a longer bar path which takes more power to travel. The height of a person can also affect ...
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Aesthetic accessory routine for Olympic Weightlifting?

I have started Olympic lifting recently and have been looking around the internet for a good accessory routine that makes up for the muscle groups missed, but to no avail. My goals in order are: I ...
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Optimal body dimensions for Olympic weightlifting?

I often hear it said (in BBC's Rio 2016 commentary, for example) that the optimal body type for an Olympic weightlifter is short legs, short arms, and long back. The benefit of short levers is easy to ...
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Olympic Squat Mobility

How can I achieve a similar flexibilty like this (not talking about the weight, just empty bar for example)? I like his squatting style alot and would like to be able to get into the same bottom ...
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Integrating Olympic lifting exercises into Strong Lifts

I did Olympic weightlifting for 4 months with dream of becoming a competitive lifter but unfortunately had to move out of town and here I don't have access to any coach or even a proper gym for that ...
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Olympic lifting, where to start?

Where do I start with Olympic lifting, are there any starter programmes? I have been weight training 3-4 times a week now for the past three years. I'd like to start with the Olympic lifting but I'm ...
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Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?

Dmitry Klokov, olympic medalist and renowned heavyweight lifter, does something very unusual with his feet in both the snatch and the clean and jerk. In the below picture, he can be seen with his ...
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Proposed Olympic/Power Routine To Meet Unusual Requirements [closed]

edited in response to comments Below is a detailed mixed olympic and power lifting routine. In particular, I have annotated what seems to be the most unusual features. I currently use the routine. ...
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How do I fix my Power Clean?

Background: I am changing my current barbell routine from StrongLifts to Starting Strength. Problem: One of the five lifts in Starting Strength is the Power Clean, and my form is absolutely abysmal ...
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Arms are too long to snatch? Advice, please!

I've searched this forum and can't find anything similar to what I'm about to ask, so will go ahead and do so. I currently have a bodyweight snatch, so I don't think I"m doing too badly with the way ...
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Wearing orthotics in lifting shoes

I am planning to start taking Olympic lifting classes. Since I want to take it seriously, I wanted to makes sure I am geared properly. Currently, I am using orthotics due to the leg length discrepancy ...
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How do I track improvement in my box jump?

The gym I currently train at doesn't have equipment for Olympic lifting with barbells, so instead I'm using dumbbell Olympic lifts and box jumps (with either one leg or both) for my power/...
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Why does the front rack position hurt my wrists, and what can I do about it?

I used to do my front sqauts holding the bar on my shoulders while crossing my arms over it to hold it in place. I then wanted to learn how to do a power clean, but noticed that I must first master ...
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Atlas stone experience? [closed]

My current strength routine consists of olympic-style squats, clean & jerks, snatches, clean pulls, that sort of thing. I'm making steady progress, but considering adding some variation. Does ...