Turkey Weightlifters Switch To Chinese Methods
13th January 2010 - Posted by Rob
An interesting article on the IWF
website explains how Turkey will be changing from the Bulgarian style of weightlifting, to the Chinese style which involves more frequency and power training.
"Meanwhile, Turkish weightlifting will quit the Bulgarian school it had been applying for the past 20 years and switch to the Chinese school. The weekly training time will be increased from 20 to 30 hours. In addition to the technical movements, power training will also be highlighted. In this framework, a training system based on endurance will be created. Athletes will be placed into camp for 9-10 months annually. No one will be able to say: 'I will work out with my own trainer.'"