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July 16, 2010

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Barcelona Olympics contender Anders Lindsjö is in front of a class of novice Olympic lifters at Eleiko HQ to work on some basics.

First up is a great warm-up. Lindsjö knows that a properly heated body is primed for great movement, so he takes his class through some simple, full-body progressions while holding an empty barbell.

7min 50sec

Additional reading: The Burgener Warmup by Mike Burgener and Tony Budding, published Jan. 1, 2007.

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2 Comments on “Weightlifting Workshop at Eleiko HQ: The Warm-Up”


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This is much better


Dane Thomas wrote …

For those who don't speak Swedish - In the beginning of the video Anders is talking about how weightlifting shoes have a built-up heel which makes it easier to maintain proper balance and stability and he calls it "fusk" (Swedish for cheating.)

He then clarifies that it is cheating in the same way that using cleated shoes to play soccer is cheating (i.e. it is a structural advantage permitted by the rules of the sport and used by all.)

I'd love to see the globogyn response to one-hand overhead walking lunges with an olympic bar!

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