The video below of Andrei lifting is the greatest video to watch for learning and helping you better yourself in the lifts. I personally watch this video at least three times a week to improve my lifting and stay motivated for what I want to look like. Yes, every athlete is different, but this man in my opinion is amazing. I love sitting down with a client and watching this video. The slow motion clips, combined with the close ups make this video hands down the best technique video in the world. Add the gladiator music behind the video, and a cup of miss brown eyes, and you got yourself a love affair with the legend, and Olympic Champion, Andrei Aramnau.
The Arched Angel right before going under
Why is it that I keep beating athletes every year that out squat me by 20 or more kilos? I have very weak legs compared to my competition. but the reason why I keep beating these rookies is because I have masted the art of using my body as a catapult system. Yes strength is king, but because of my speed and technique I am able to snatch 160 plus.
Back in the day the bar wasn't allowed to touch your body. So pulling and shrugging the bar to your eye balls is and was a great way to lift! Because it was the only way to defy gravity for that split second. Now that rule doesn't exist, thank the Lord because I am not strong enough to snatch 166 that way. I would be taking 8th place at nationals, and never would have gotten the great privilege to represent my country twice. It amazes me that there are still coaches out there all over the United States coaching the old pull and shrug way of lifting. But then again, there is more than one way to get to the top of the hill. Attitude nation = do what you want, and what works for you. This blog article is very broad, I will go over more in-depth details and other great tricks to lift more weight in both the snatch and CJ in the near future. Hope this has helped!
Here is another great video of Andrei completing a faster than lightening double in the snatch. Listen to the bar, and then the feet. This is how the snatch should look, feel, and sound. This is the superman pull.
Andrei 2012! I know......I still like Klokov, but I am rooting for Andrei!