THE 23 EXERCISES PRESCRIBED BY MEDVEDYEV FOR THE FIRSTMONTH OF THE TRAINING OF CLASS III LIFTERS
By Bob Takano
Member, USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame
In order to assist coaches who are planning the training of beginning lifters, here is a listof 23 exercises prescribed by Alexei Medvedyev, the former national coach of the Soviet Union.The exercises and their inclusion in the first month of the training year (October) are derivedfrom the programs written by Medvedyev for
A Program of Multi-Year Training in Weightlifting.
week) followed bythe number of the workout. Thus 42-2 means the 2
workout of the 42
1 Clean & Jerk43-22 Clean, Classic42-443-43 Clean, Power42-34 Clean, Power + Front Squat42-343-143-243-45 Clean, Power off blocks above knee42-16 Clean, Power off blocks below knee42-243-27 Hyperextension40-140-241-141-243-143-38 Jerk From Racks41-341-443-49 Jerk, Power41-141-242-210 Press Behind the Neck40-140-240-342-143-211 Pull, clean42-243-412 Pull, Clean + Power Clean42-313 Pull, clean to knee42-142-242-343-214 Pull, Snatch40-240-441-243-143-315 Pull, Snatch + Power Snatch 40-41-