Cameron Drake of San Francisco has created a collection of magnificent images showing joints in motion. He was aided by orthopedic physician Dr. Noah Weiss and the finished product is completely amazing. If you’d like to know more about the project, please check out Drake’s blog.
Just got off Skype with Coach Wu (@wuchuanfu). Sounds like his seminars in London and Manchester are a big success! Here is one of the first videos Coach Wu sent me demonstrating “the effective use of strength” which is a literal translation of how Coach Wu perceives power transfer.
Coach Wu will be coming to the US for seminars in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Registration just opened Monday and seats are already going. Don’t miss your chance to learn directly from a former Chinese National team member and current Singaporean National team coach! For a detailed syllabus and registration information, head to www.FaceBook.com/FuBarbell (link in profile). #FuBarbell #ArtOfPower #ChuanfuTraining #ChineseWeightlifting #ReebokONE #CrossFit #Olympicstyleweightlifting #usaw #snatch #clean #cleanandjerk #technique #education #motivation
Christmas Abbott (-53kg) snatching 65kg/143lb on her 2nd attempt at the 2014 Senior Nationals. This beats her 60kg lift from the 2013 American Open. The 2014 Nationals A sessions get started on Saturday, check out the live feed on the USAW website!
The Chinese pride their pulls on being fast, smooth, and close to the body. It’s so rhythmic that this 63kg/138lbs lifter can make a 130kg/286lbs double look just as effortless as his 90kg/198lbs warm up. Being incredibly forward focused on their technique, the Chinese will not advance the weight in a training session unless the quality of the movement is precise.
Coach Wu (@wuchuanfu) now brings these concepts to his students believing there is no best singular technique, but rather a way of discovering how to use their bodies most proficiently. The third video in this series is one of Coach Wu’s athletes hitting a 83kg PR after just a month and a half of training with the same ease and efficiency as the Chinese national team athlete.
Want to understand the Chinese Weightlifting methodologies better? Diane Fu of FuBarbell has spent some time working with and studying Wu Chuanfu’s (@wuchuanfu) methodology and philosophies. Now she is doing a short mini-series of weekly emails introducing some key concepts of Chinese Weightlifting theory leading into Coach Wu’s seminar tour in the United States.
Rita Benavidez: This was my last successful high block snatch. I was supposed to hit 155lbs, but only hit 145. Last week I had the same problem, I was supposed to hit 150, but only achieved 140. I LOVE this drill bit it’s so F¤CKING hard!!!! Spent an hour trying and trying!!!! But, it’s still progress!!!
#Animation Wednesday! It’s been almost 5 months since I’ve started learning about Chinese weightlifting philosophy from Coach Wu (@wuchuanfu). He’s currently the Singaporean weightlifting federation team coach, but came up professionally in the Chinese weightlifting system.
To fully understand Coach Wu’s teachings, I’ve been re-stylizing my technique under his guidance to internalize a more Chinese-style pull. There’s still a long way to go to fully realize this methodology (my technique with this pull style is still not very sharp), but I was able to build up rather quickly to an easy 72kg snatch and 88kg clean this past Saturday.
Please excuse the laziness on the weight change. I had less than an hour during the seminar lunch break to warm up and then touch a heavy single on both lifts.