Originally Posted by Coldsnap
Just local. Comparing the two; olympic lifting was way more nerve wracking, sometimes I felt like if the wind just wasn't right I couldn't snatch over 60kg. Judging is harder in powerlifting competitions though.
I don't doubt the judging thing at all. From what I hear from guys that have transitioned to either sport from the other it's agreed that your warm-up in weightlifting is a pretty crucial time. Especially in the snatch.. if you can't get that feeling and hit those positions the platform will be a harsh place to be. Maybe in PL you can power through your opener if shit is hitting the fan in the warmup but I think it's tougher in weightlifting. As you once noted, the snatch is a fickle bitch of a lift.
Originally Posted by virus646
Gj Charly and Coldsnap
Anyone have a suggestion for flat shoes that feels ''solid and tight'' like oly shoes? I've been testing some shit to improve my squat and it seems that my oly shoes makes me tip way too forward. May have to go back to chucks but from my experience, they don't feel as solid on the ground as my oly shoes. Dunno, may be in my head but the oly shoes definitively made me feel I was cemented to the ground.
EDIT: Flat or lower heel.
Adidas Sambas is what I hear some guys use and seem to be okay.. always hated lifting in chucks for some reason, maybe I'm conditioned to weightlifting shoes now.