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Meanwhile in China …

This performance deserved its own post.

24 year old Olympic champion, Shi Zhiyong (69kg) snatching 163kg and clean & jerking 197kg!

This is an unofficial world record total of 360kg, beating Liao Hui’s 359kg total from 2014 worlds.

69kg Shi Zhiyong 163kg Snatch + 197kg Squat Jerk

Shi Zhiyong 163kg Snatch + 197kg Clean & Jerk Unofficial World Record Total is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Currently all ATG patrons (any level) have early access to a 20 minute interview with Rebeka Koha!

Background: It was recorded at the end of her evening session, after a long day of travel to Germany for a Bundesliga competition (which was only one week after she became European champion at age 19 … !).

I think / hope you will find the topics we covered interesting

This video was made possible by the support of ATG patrons!

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Preparation for Europeans (started 8 weeks out) Best Lifts in Training leading up to europeans her approach to squatting her training schedule (weekly and daily breakdown) Competition Mindset Not Missing in Training

Rebeka Koha Interview – No Days Off & Never Missing is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Meanwhile in Germany at FIBO 2018 …

35 year old Dmitry Klokov hang snatches 200kg!

Hang Snatch – 200 kg (440 lbs) at FIBO 2018 Booth @trecnutrition @klokovequipment . See you tomorrow 11:00 am #LetsLIFT . #klokov #klokovd #РЫВКАЧИ #тяжелаяатлетика #ФИБО #trecnutrition #trecteam #klokovequipment #FIBO A post shared by DMITRY KLOKOV @crosslifting (@klokovd) on Apr 13, 2018 at 3:56am PDT

Worth Re-watch:

Dmitry Klokov 0 – 200kg Pause Snatch Session

Dmitry Klokov 200kg Hang Snatch at FIBO 2018 is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

This just in:

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is effectively allowing Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus only two places each at Tokyo 2020 – as the new rules state that any nation with 20 or more doping violations from 2008 to 2020 will have just one man and one woman at the Games.


Countries with 10-19 doping violations over that same period will be limited to two men and two women in Tokyo. At least nine more countries, including Bulgaria, Iran and India, who have won five weightlifting golds at the Commonwealth Games, fall into that category.

  • Since 2018 Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Armenia have had more than 130 official doping positives
  • China had 7
  • 3 positives during the 18-month qualifying period for Tokyo, qualifies for a country ban
  • athletes have to compete 6 times during that time.

Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus only allowed 2 Weightlifting Athletes at Tokyo 2020 is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Meanwhile in China …

It’s time for the spring edition of the Chinese national weightlifting championships.

  • Women’s competition is April 12 to 15, men’s April 19 to 22.
  • Startbook Women
  • Results below thanks to _erpel
W48 Recording
可以了也满足了,训练成绩发挥出来了,不算太坏 A post shared by 惠花蒋 (@huihuaj) on Apr 12, 2018 at 7:04am PDT

W53 Recording

2018 Chinese Weightlifting Nationals is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Meanwhile in Armenia …

21 year old Simon Martirosyan hang snatches 205kg!

Looks like Armenia will make a strong return at worlds 2018, once the country bans are over.

Today I made 205 kg for the first time and it’s my own record. A post shared by Simon Martirosyan (@simonmartirosyan) on Apr 9, 2018 at 8:55am PDT

Simon Martirosyan 205kg Hang Snatch is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

This is a must read.

Nothing the weightlifting world didn’t already know, but for the first time it’s (somewhat) openly talked about by coaches and athletes.

Money quotes (there are too many quotable things in the story):

Aghasi Aghasyan, a former member of the Armenian national weightlifting team, confirmed that Armenian athletes who might test positive for drugs were screened to protect them from consequences on the world stage. “We’d send our samples before the competitions. If they saw, for example, that my sample was clean, I’d be sent to compete,” he said. “If another weightlifter wasn’t clean, he wouldn’t go.”

“Everything was done so that no one was caught. I can’t say for certain who sent the test samples — but the [Armenian Weightlifting Federation] was working to see that no one got caught.”

All of the samples were sent to Grigory Rodchenkov, former director of Russia’s anti-doping center in Moscow; though some of the athletes have admitted that they were doping, the lab certified them all as clean.

One thing remains, doping is a topic that you will have a hard time finding people who speak truthfully (and openly) about it.

As u/erpel_ on reddit puts it:

Comment from discussion Interesting article about doping in Armenian weightlifting.

Armenian Weightlifting & Russian Doping Labs is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

This will be the resource page for the 2018 European weightlifting championships in Bucharest, Romania.

In the meantime see the 2017 Europeans highlights here.

Competition Dates: 26.04 – 01.04.2017

Useful Links Preliminary Start List Live Streams: Official Eurosport Player (shows the sessions from you local Eurosport), Pirate Stream (Watch out for nasty ads) B Group Streams may be on YouTube again Next Sessions Monday, 26.03 14:00 48B 15:00 56B 18:00 48A 20:30 56A


Recordings W48kg A (B) W53kg A (B) W58kg A (B) W63kg A (B) W69kg A W75kg A (B) W90kg A (B) M+90kg (B) M56kg A (B) M62kg A M69kg A (B) M77kg A (B) M85kg A (B) M94kg A (B) (C) M105kg A (B) (C) M+105kg A (B) (C)


2018 European Weightlifting Championships is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Here are two training snatches by Ding Jianjun (62kg).

Ding is 2009 world champion (146+170) and 2015 Asian champion.

As mentioned in the Wu video, he is part of the coaching staff at Wu’s Jingyi weightlifting club in China.

More: Ding Training before Asian Championships 2015.

120kg & 140kg

ATG Patrons got early access to this video.

Ding Jianjun (62kg) 140kg Snatch is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

This is the first of the 3 or 4 part training camp series with team Germany and team Japan.

This was made possible by ATG Patrons.

Originally I didn’t even plan to post this session, as it was just a (for the most part) light morning session.

I used this session to figure out lighting, take some photos and check angles for the more important afternoon session, which will feature Japan’s two 69kg lifters, Mitsunori KonnaiMasanori Miyamoto (69kg) in part 2 (ATG Patrons will get to watch it first).

However, because the footage is still pretty good I decided to make it into a little edit, showcasing the different exercises used.

The Germans started off their customary football warm up to get the blood flowing, followed by squats and pulls, bench pulls and accessory work.

Team Japan opted for table tennis instead of football. Some front squats, push presses super light snatch technique work (see the slowmo looking 60kg snatches by Myiamoto) and ab work.

PS: you can get team Japan’s massage device (Thrive MD 7000) for just 10 bucks here.

Exercises: Mobility Stuff by Max Snatch Pulls Snatch Balance Front Squat Hang Snatch Pull Weighted Dips Back Squat Bench Pulls / Seal Rows? (Bankziehen) Ab Exercises: Sit Ups, Static work Athlete Instagram Accounts: Yoichi Itokazu (62kg)

Meanwhile in Russia …

Hopefully this is recent! Apti Aukhadov with a 221kg Front Squat + Jerk!

Приседание плюс толчок 221 A post shared by Аухадов Апти Official (@aukhadov) on Mar 17, 2018 at 11:49pm PDT

More: Watch Apti & Adam Training Snatches.

Apti Aukhadov 221kg Front Squat + Jerk is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Meanwhile in Romania …

22 year old Loredana Toma (63kg, World Champion) squats 175kg!

She will compete in 2 weeks to defend her European championship title.

Back squat 165 – 175 kg 2/1 #13daystogo A post shared by Loredana Toma (@tomaloredanaelena) on Mar 16, 2018 at 2:39am PDT

Training Video with Loredana from Europeans 2017.

Loredana Toma 175kg Squat is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

According to Kazakh news sites the 2018 world weightlifting championships are going to be moved from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan! (via)

Ilya Ilyin and Zulfiya Chinshanlo are expected to return to the platform (via).

For now, there has not been an official statement by the IWF.

Recently an IWF Intercontinental Commission met in Astana (via).

As participants pointed out, the meeting chaired by IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján provided a unique opportunity and was fruitfully used to discuss issues of common interest, get updates from the IWF on items of particular concern to the Continental Federations. Unity, as key to progress and reinforcing the status of weightlifting on a global scale, was emphasized and, in general opinion, clearly manifest at the meeting.

If this rumor turns out to be true, this meeting was indeed fruitful

Rumor: 2018 World Championships in Kazakhstan is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Clarence Kennedy is back with another big pause squat video.

This video was posted on his his Patreon page 5 months ago. So support him there if you want to stay up to date with his big lifts.

See his 300kg Pause Squat here.


Clarence Kennedy 302kg Pause Squat is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Dmitry Klokov interviewed Yury Vlasov for his “On Par” interview series.

If you don’t know who he is, I recommend reading this ATG post about him.

Translation? if you can help translating the interesting bits, please leave a comment below.

Dmitry Klokov Interviews Yury Vlasov *Translation Needed* is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Here are some truly heavy snatches by snatch world record holder Wu Jingbiao (56kg, @wu_jingbiao_weightlifting). These clips were recorded in 2016 during his preparation for the 2016 Olympic games.

135kg, 136kg, 137kg, 140kg Snatches from his 2016 preparation + some Hang Snatches.

ATG Patrons had early access to this video.

Wu now has a weightlifting club in Fujian, called Jingyi weightlifting club (@jingyi_weightlifting_club). Among his coaching team are big names like Chen Xiaoting, Ding Jianjun and other national champions.

His best snatch in training is143kg for single and 140kg for a double (video). With straps he has snatched 145kg. He also has done 145 from knees.

His bodyweight was 59.5kg when he snatched 143kg.

Wu’s is:

  • Current Snatch World Record Holder (139kg at 56kg)
  • 2x World Champion
  • 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist
  • 1.63 m tall
139kg World Record Snatch from 2015 Worlds

Wu Jingbiao HEAVY Snatch Compilation up to 140kg (1kg over World Record) is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Meanwhile in Albania …

Daniel Godelli‘s (77kg) preparation for Europeans 2018 seems to be going well.

Today his training plan called for a 180kg Power Clean in Jeans and sneakers.

Follow fim on Instagram @daniel_godelli666. He posts some big lifts on his stories (165kg snatch the other day).

More: Watch a training session with Daniel.

A post shared by Daniel Godelli (@daniel_godelli666) on Mar 10, 2018 at 9:01am PST

Daniel Godelli 180kg Power Clean (in Jeans and Sneakers) is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

Meanwhile in China …

or better, 2 years ago in China, because this was filmed pre Rio 2016.

Deng Wei (63kg) clean and jerking 150kg! This is 3kg over her own world record (147kg)!

She is Olympic and 3x World Champion and yes, @dengweichina is her Instagram account (she gets some help with translations though).

If you want more chinese weightlifting videos in your feed (and who doesn’t???), follow @awesome_weightlifting.

A post shared by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on Mar 9, 2018 at 8:45am PST


Deng Wei 150kg Clean & Jerk (World Record +3kg) is a post by

Meanwhile in … Is it China week?

Zhang Jie (62kg) snatching 156kg, which is 2kg over Kim Un Guk’s world record snatch.

World champion Zhang Jie(62kg class) snatching a massive 156kg!!! 2kg over the current world record!.More awesome chinese weightlifting video please visit #awesomeweightlifting #weightlifting #chineseweightlifting #snatch #chinesestrength #worldrecord A post shared by AWESOME WEIGHTLIFTING (@awesome_weightlifting) on Mar 9, 2018 at 9:38am PST

More: Zhang Jie with some Handstand Push Ups

Zhang Jie (62kg) 156kg Snatch is a post by Gregor Winter from...

Here are a couple of clips of Wu Jingbiao @wu_jingbiao_weightlifting (56kg, China ) snatching 135kg!

Wu now has a weightlifting club in Fujian, called @jingyi_weightlifting_club . Among his coaching staff are big names like Chen Xiaoting, Ding Jianjun and other national champions. They plan to post more training and instructional videos. So definitely follow them.

About Wu:

ATG Patrons on have early access to a longer video with a couple more HEAVY snatches.

A post shared by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on Mar 5, 2018 at 1:02pm PST