Thursday, March 13, 2008

Meet the Bar: Part 2

Nghiep Dinh, 62 kg bronze medalist at this year's nationals, is one of the most powerful athletes out there. You can see the Cutman's training vids here. Nghiep is often faster than the bar into the hole. When the barbell is 2.26x your bodyweight, it is even more important to make sure the elbows get around fast. If they don't, the bar usually wins.

But when Nghiep gets his elbows around and keeps the bar close, he is able to get a solid receiving position so that even if his timing is a bit off, he is still able to rack the weight.

Watch Nghiep Dinh, at 136 lbs (62 kg), successfully clean and jerk 308 lbs (140 kg). He is fun to watch.


Anonymous said...

jezus, dinh is fast.

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