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#1 rhyneza

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

See IronMind's latest MILO publication cover shot. Lu Xiaojun's back is incredible!

At 169 lbs, 5'8'', he is the World Champion at Olympic Lifting: snatch - 374 lbs and Clean & Jerk 451 lbs. There is a video out there with him front squatting 505 x 2.

Thought this would be appreciated from the group on this forum.

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MILO 19.4 cover: Lu Xiaojun (China) bangs away on some snatch pulls in the training hall at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships (Disneyland–Paris) a couple of days before winning the 77-kg category via a 170-kg snatch and a 205-kg clean and jerk. Randall J. Strossen photo.

#2 Patrick Smith

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

Woah... that is insane. Do you think that comes from all the olympic lifting? Never really thought it was particularly back heavy... and 168 lbs? Insane.

#3 Nic Branson

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

Olympic lifting is hugely back heavy. Back, hips, legs...

#4 rhyneza

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

The muscularity for the spinal erectors in general and especially for the lower back and upper and mid traps seem to stand out in all trained O-lifters. Though their lats don't get the same development (mostly).

Google:
David Rigert
Anatoly Pisarenko
Naim Suleymanoglu (there is one out there where you can see his lower back bulging our of his shirt as he sets up for a lift) See below:
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Pyrros Dimas (he was known for a unique style of lifting more with his back)
And any of the Russian greats
etc.

#5 B1214N

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

Olympic Weightlifters might also do high pulls which work the lats too. Their cleans and snatches probably work their lower back and traps heavily in addition to deadlifts and squats which most put in their workouts too.

#6 mikelmarion

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

wow

#7 Nic Branson

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Bar stability overhead also brings in the lats if you do it properly. This is very noticeable with heavier loads overhead.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

how would this back compare to a top rings back?

#9 rhyneza

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

Please note the actual post on lats:

The muscularity for the spinal erectors in general and especially for the lower back and upper and mid traps seem to stand out in all trained O-lifters. Though their lats don't get the same development (mostly).


Clarification:

I did not say they do not use their lats. It is a comparative statement saying that for most Olympic lifters theirs lats are not nearly as developed as the Spinal erectors.

What Coach Sommers said about planche pushups but can be easily applied to maximal Olympic lifts: "If there is a part of the body that is not tense and under strain during these, I have yet to discover it."

Olympic lifting with the squats, pulls, and jerks is ALWAYS loading on the spine and thus the super development of the erectors.

But onto the fun post:

how would this back compare to a top rings back?


Take a look at the post in the "Community" Section titled "Van Gelder floor training( look at his back O.o)" Now that is another incredible back. The width is unreal!!!!!