Saturday, January 19, 2013

Extended Play: Heavy Lifting Videos

Posted By on Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Olympic Weightlifters fom the 2012 Redwood Empire Championships receive awards
  • Olympic Weightlifters fom the 2012 Redwood Empire Championships receive awards

It's fascinating to watch Olympic weightlifting. Just a few sends of action and with much practice having gone into it, and just one tiny flaw will throw everything off. The amount of weight that can be caught overhead is staggering, and the form of a good lift is really beautiful. Top athletes of any sport are artists, to me, and watching great Olympic lifters is like watching a 10-second masterpiece that took years to perfect.

Hossein Rezazadeh's world record 263 kilogram (580 pound) clean and jerk at the 2004 Olympics remains unbeaten:

Here it is in slow motion:

This is Behdad Salimi's world record 214 kilogram (472 pounds) lift at the New World Strongest Man competition in Paris in 2011:

And in slow motion, because it's so damn cool:

This is a great scientific high-speed camera breakdown of the snatch by Team USA:

Here's the same series exploring the clean and jerk:

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  • Videos of record-breaking Olympic lifts.

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