Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Examples of legendary Olympic Weightlifting form: Pyrros Dimas, Lu Xiaojun, Dimitry Klokov

  • Pyrros Dimas 
    Olympic athletePyrros Dimas is a retired Greek weightlifter, considered as one of the greatest of all time, having been three times Olympic champion and three times World Champion. WikipediaBornOctober 13, 1971 (age 42), Himarë, AlbaniaHeight5' 8" (1.73 m)
    • Snatch: 180.5 kg 1999 in Athens in the class to 85 kg.

  • Lü Xiaojun

  • Lü Xiaojun is a Chinese weightlifter. He is the current world and Olympic record holder for both the snatch and the total in the 77 kg category, with 176 kg and 380 kg respectively. Wikipedia

  • BornJuly 27, 1984 (age 29), Hubei, China

  • Height5' 8" (1.72 m)

  • Weight170 lbs (77 kg)

  • Dmitry Klokov

  • Dmitriy Vyacheslavovich Klokov is a Russian weightlifter competing in the 105 kg category. He is 182 cm tall. Klokov was born in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast. Wikipedia

  • BornFebruary 18, 1983 (age 30), Balashikha, Russia

  • Height6' 0" (1.83 m)

  • Weight231 lbs (105 kg)

  • Monday, September 3, 2012

    Joe Grant above the clouds

    Apparently Joe Grant likes to tempt death on his daily runs. This video shows him traversing a knife edge ridge with death merely a slip away on either side. Minimal gear, running shoes. Go Pro. That's it.

    "While living I want to live well." - Geronimo

    Impressive example as always from Kilian Jornet

    So I found this video of the Becca di Nona Skyrace which Kilian Jornet won yesterday Sept 2 2012.

    It's a pretty standard race footage edit. But there is an awesome part at 2:30 filmed from a helicopter. It's a good clip of Kilian and a runner I can't identify cruising downhill on some rugged single track at what looks like a 5-6 minute per mile pace. Impressive downhill speed for sure.

    "While living I want to live well." - Geronimo

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

    Minimalist Running Lecture by Daniel Lieberman

    An outstanding lecture from Professor of Evolutionary Human Biology at Harvard, Daniel Lieberman. 

    This is a great talk giving great answers to many of the common apprehensions people have when considering reducing the amount of shoe they wear. He does a wonderful job of explaining how even the whole minimal/barefoot revolution has it's downfalls. Especially when people go minimal but retain their terrible running form. 

    "While living I want to live well." - Geronimo

    12 years old and a great example

    If you dig into the archive of this blog from last year (2011) I posted video analysis of him at 9 years old, and 10 years old. The video of him at 9 years old is in the first post I ever made here: Bipedal Absconding Admonition. Then at 10 years old here: 9 year old from below now at 10 years old..

    Here is another update of this young man now at 12 years old

    He is still a great example of fine running form and his mother does a great job of explaining any corrections/improvements yet to be made.

    Thanks to Jacky for such great video analysis! 

    "Jur is still enjoying running and does pretty well. Doing a 3.05 on 1Km and a 18.49 on 5Km. In the vid he's running on an Inov8 Roadshoe (1 arrow = 3mm heel)"

    "While living I want to live well." - Geronimo

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

    Proper form is the key to reducing pain/injury. Reduce pain/injury and increase your enjoyment. Increase your enjoyment and that enjoyment will ripple throughout your life.

    "While living I want to live well." - Geronimo