Jim Schmitz on the Lifts

IronMind DVDs

Wish You Were There™

Training Hall DVDs

1993 World W/L Champs T-H

1297-t

Heavy Metal in Melbourne

The original IronMind video that introduced the concept of training hall videos. 

 

 

 1994 World W/L Champs T-H

1306_t

Turkish Tune-up

From Mutlu and Suleymanoglu up through Taimazov, Chemerkin, and Kurlovich. 

 

 

1995 World W/L Champs T-H--Part 1

1322-23-t

Challenge in China

Amazing lifting in the training hall in Guangzhou, China. Part 1. 

 

 

1995 World W/L Champs T-H--Part 2

1323-tChallenge in China

Amazing lifting in the training hall in Guangzhou, China. Part 2. 

 

 

 1997 World W/L Champs T-H--Part 1

1338-39-t

Thai Titans

A few rough camera moments but stunning lifting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Part 1

 

 

1997 World W/L Champs T-H--Part 2 

1339-t

Thai Titans

A few rough camera moments but stunning lifting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Part 2.

 

 

1998 European Champs T-H

1345-t

Go Power in Germany

Many top Bulgarians in action; a very rare opportunity to watch Russian star Andrei Chemerkin train.

 

 

1998 World W/L Champs T-H

1351-t

A Lahti Lifting

85-kg Dursun Sevinc (Turkey) front squats 280 kg; 77-kg Idalberto Arranda (Cuba) back squats 290 kg for a double.

 

 

 1998 Bulgarian T-H

1352-t

 Unbelievable Bulgarians

A rare glimpse into their world one week prior to leaving for the 1998 Worlds. DVD NTSC version.

 

 

1999 European Champs T-H

1357-tLowdown in La Coruna

85-kg Georgi Gardev (Bulgaria) and Polish phenomenon Szymon Kolecki.

 

 

 

1999 World W/L Champs T-H

1366-tGonzo in Greece

200-kg snatches; see the old master Anatoli Khrapati tuning up for his last Worlds.

 

 

2001 Creating Champions T-H

1353-t

Pre-Worlds Training Hall

Watch, among others, Szymon Kolecki and Geogi Asanidze train under the master coach Ivane Grikurovi one month before the 2001 Worlds. 

 

 

 2001 World W/L Champs T-H

1371-t

Jaber-wocky

Jaber snatches 200 kg for two singles; Marc Huster and Shahin Nassirinia train, for starters.

 

Competition DVDs

1995 World W/L Champs Comp.

1324-t

Guangzhou Gold

Performances here determined the number of 1996 Olympic weightlifting berths awarded to each country, so everyone came out of the woodwork to score team points. 

 

1996 European W/L Champs Comp.

1336_t

Stavanger Strength Fest

See Leonid Taranenko in his last meet.

 

 

 

1997 European W/L Champs Comp.

1337-tCroatian Celebration

The Turkish team hits the platform running; Huster and Gotfried go after their respective world records in the clean and jerk; the latest crop of Bulgarians.

 

1997 World W/L Champs Comp.

1340-t

Chiang Mai Champs

See Chemerkin's mind-boggling 262.5-kg clean and jerk, not to mention the clutch clean and jerk Wes Barnett made to end the USA medal drought.

 

 

1998 European W/L Champs Comp.

1344-t

Riesa Rumble

Intense world-standard lifting from one superb contest.

 

 

1998 World W/L Champs Comp.

1350-t

Fireworks in Finland

This Worlds had it all: close battles, world records, do-or-die lifts.

 

 

1999 European W/L Champs Comp.

1356-t

Spanish Shoot-out

Countdown to Sydney: ferocious dogfight in the 69s and 77s, Huster pushed to the limit by the young Gardev in the 85s, and 17-year-old Szymon Kolecki defeating two-time Olympic gold medalist Akakios Kakiashvilis in the 94s.

1999 World W/L Champs Comp.

1364-t

Action in Athens 

What a Worlds! . . . what you see will blow your mind.

 

 

1999 Worlds Super Sunday W/L Comp.

1365-t

Super Sunday

Full coverage of the super heavyweight A session.

 

 

 

2000 European W/L Champs Comp.

1368-t

Sizzling in Sofia

Sizzling lifting from Mutlu to Danielyan prior to the Sydney Olympics; includes Vanev, Kolecki, and Asanidze.

 

 

 2001 World W/L Champs Comp.

1370-t

Let's Talk Turkey

Starts as 56-kg Halil Mutlu breaks the world record in the snatch and nearly breaks the record in the clean and jerk and total as well; and ends with super Saeed Jaber sweeping the golds with 210/263.

 2002 World W/L Champs Comp.

1355-t

Polish Proving Ground

Hossein Rezazadeh snatches 210 kg with ease and how about his 263-kg clean and jerk? Zlaten Vanev (85 kg) comes out of eighth place to take home all the marbles with his second attempt 217.5-kg clean and jerk.

 

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