Originally Posted by big_swede
A 345 PC is not that a big deal for a 220 olympic lifter focusing on the 2 lifts, but for the common gym rat like me its a big deal :P
No kidding. Comparing elite to elite, many 105kg guys are cleaning higher than 220kg. Even lighter guys in the 77 and 85 and 94kg classes are cleaning up in the 200's. Sure not a 'power' clean but not a lot of weight has to be removed to catch the bar in a half-squat.
Originally Posted by Kuytrider
I wouldn't say 'easy'! Certainly, the advanced figures are achieveable for most but still, relatively few people get there.
The gap between elite and advanced is striking though!
I didn't mean easy in the sense of physical and mental strain/effort put into any particular training; one would certainly have to work hard. Achievable/manageable was the message I'm going for. Would take a few years to reach, but it can be reached quickly relative to the whole of a training career. Also keep in mind that I'm referring to those who "train" and not those who merely "workout." And yes, the gap is high, but than again elite wouldn't be "elite" if everyone could do it...
Nice charts ya put up too.