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Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:35 pm
by JohnDoe
I'm considering what my best option is to continue to make progress and get in better shape (generalist who wants to look better and be strong-ish) with the arrival in early January of our second little boy. GS seemed like a good bang for your buck program in terms of time and equipment, but I've never really done anything with it other than playing around with the movements a time or two. I grabbed Federenko's pdf off Mega a few days ago, but I wondered what else is out there of quality? I've got a 16, 20, and 24, and based on what I've heard, one is enough when you're getting started.

Thanks.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:17 pm
by Fat Cat
Fedorenko's DVDs are excellent; for fitness the fundamentals one is all you need but if you want to compete the others are naturally more relevant.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:43 am
by Sangoma
If you are interested in GS you have to learn the technique. The best bet would be to find the local IKSFA certified coach or contact Rudnev and get a few sessions. I haven't seen Fedorenko's DVDs and cannot comment on his technique tutorials, but his programming - as far as I am familiar with it - is not the best. Rudnev is the man to go to.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:11 am
by Fat Cat
You would know programming far better than I, one of my best sources was your website! That said, I think Federenko’s DVDs are devoted to technical instruction and are quite good.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:59 am
by Sangoma
Thanks, Fatty.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:09 am
by Sangoma
Just came across Rudnev's video on how to lower the KB during GS snatch. You see the mistake - leaning forward on the way down - in both snatch and long cycle. No English subtitles unfortunately, but a lot is clear visually.



The main idea: when lowering the bell you should lean backwards and connect the elbow with the body. As opposed to counteracting the momentum below the waist level.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm
by JasonC
Smet, this is great, thanks. I have this vain dream that one day you'll have a vision of Mormon Jesus or something, and he'll command you to blog again as a service to humankind and make yourself the Pavel Tsatsouline of GS, meaning the English-language popularizer of Russian GS research. I'll even start a cult of personality and be your sycophant-in-chief.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 pm
by Fat Cat
Do they even have KB competitions anymore?

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:42 pm
by JasonC
Fat Cat wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Do they even have KB competitions anymore?
I've been looking for them--for some reason the bug has bitten me again--but they're pretty few. And yet on the webz it looks like there's no shortage of people who are into it. Seems ripe for those modern-day "postal matches" with corroborating video.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:59 am
by Sangoma
Thanks, JasonC! You're way too kind, but I will start thinking of a uniform for the cult members.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:31 am
by Sangoma
JasonC, inspired by you I have a new post on my blog.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:00 am
by Fat Cat
Over 40? Or at Over 50?

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:07 pm
by JasonC
Sangoma wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:31 am
JasonC, inspired by you I have a new post on my blog.
Урра! Урра! Урра!

:supz:

It's at Over 40, Mak. Keep the inspiration going, Smet. "Build that blog! Build that blog!"

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 pm
by Sangoma
I am going to translate several Rudnev's video on technique of lifts, the most important part of GS. Feel free to comment and make suggestions.