Question for Marius or others (Olympic lifts)

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  1. atatu

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    Well, there's a gym here that specializes in Olympic Lifts, snatch, clean and jerk, etc. They don't have machines, etc. Just Barbells. They say it's a full body workout that will increase your speed, power and overall fitness. What do you guys think ? I'm using this winter to experiment with different training methods and I'm seriously considering checking it out.
     
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    I think that is correct. However, be careful not to lose flexibility and agility. Take care of those too with separate training.

    Also, take it slowly and insist on technique and eventually explosiveness this year. In terms of bulking up, depends on what your ambitions are. I would say not much for tennis, but not sure what your proportions are and where do you want to go. I'd say keep it lean and mean, see the pros, they do it for a living, thus they should know something and it's healthier long-term.

    Another training methods that I'd suggest you to consider is bodyweighting training (as gymnasts do) and karate.
     
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    Thanks, just to follow up on my earlier post about power rings
    (http://www.ringtraining.com) I did order these and I've done about 5 workouts, mostly just pullups, body rows, ab layouts (like using the ab wheel, but more intense), pushups, and dips. It's an awesome workout, especially the pushups, really works the core. Plus, I really look forward to using these, which is a plus. I'm not even attempting the real gymnastic moves like the front lever, iron cross, etc.
     
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    Great to see you're enjoying the rings.

    That's bodyweight training too and can develop awsome power without any extra weights.

    The pullups, pushups and the chinups are very "honest" exercises, will develop you very well.
     
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    handstand pushups are honest too...king of shoulders
     
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    Snatch, clean, and jerk is an excellent exercise that pretty much hits all your major muscle groups. It is why it is a staple exercise in football. When I played football, that is the exercise that certainly help put bulk on me.

    Be advised. This exercise must be done with strict, proper form. If done incorrectly, serious injuries can be the result.

    Start the exercise with just the bar with no weights first, to practice proper form .
     
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