Iron Radio Episode 161 features an interview with weightlifting coach Joe Micela. Joe is the the coach of Olympian Sarah Robles and they talk about what it takes to prepare somebody for the Olympics. Download Audio: link to mp3 (right click + ‘save as’) Links mentioned: Sarah Roble’s blog – Pretty Strong Blog
More gymnastics stuff today. Here is a video with some good drills to improve your handstands. Key Elements: Posterior Pelvic Tilt – flattening the lower back, to eliminate arching Protraction of the scapulae – Cue: “Chest in” Scapular elevation – Cue “covering the ears”, shrugging up via Gymnastics Coaching
Thanks to reader Michal for sharing Tom Martin’s 340kg Raw Deadlift. Just in case you have not seen his 360kg World Record Deadlift at 83kg.
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Over at Gymnastic Bodies you can see a demonstration of Planche Dips. An excellent exercise to build upper body pushing strength. Progressions: This movement may also be performed with a tuck, advanced tuck, ½ lay or lay in addition to the straddle planche position demonstrated in the video. And before I get any comments on […]
Jami Tikkanen has 3 mobility drills to rehab for your patellar tendonitis infested knees (or just to loosen up the tightness around them). lying band traction knee choke hold – use your forearm as a lever work on the area above the knee cap with a lacrosse ball
Man, there was a lot of drama at the Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Samoa. In complete contrast to the despicable Daniel Koum story, this story will restore your faith in humanity. In order for his New Zealand teammate, Richard Patterson, to earn a spot for the Olympics Tevita Ngalu sacrificed himself and lifted with a torn left quad muscle. […]
From the category of unusual skills. Kip-up to Handstand.
In other news: Daniel Koum allegedly threatened to deliberately bomb out last weekend’s Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Samoa. If he didn’t receive the money, Koum is alleged to have threatened to deliberately perform poorly, which would have prevented any Australian male weight lifter competing at the 2012 games. […] To head off the move, coaches offered a […]