Here is a Mark Rippetoe quote on squats from Starting Strength 3rd Edition. “There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that provides the level of central nervous activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and […]
Justin from 70’s Big also has a word to say about CrossFit. What’s the deal with CrossFit? […] It’s a nice gateway into other forms of training and the people are always great. TL;DRCrossFit is goofy and does some things wrong, but it has some redeeming qualities. I have a unique experience with it that […]
There will be a ‘London Prepares’ Weightlifting Invitational Test Event on December 10-11. Let’s see if they will get a working live stream up. I doubt it though. Facebook Page for info. The categories to be contested for include men’s 94kg & +105kg and Women’s 69kg & +75kg. There will be some big names there (see Men’s […]
Over at the GoHeavy Forums Don McCauley tries to make sense of it. Comparing, by average, top 3 places in all weightclasses from the 2001 AO to the 2011 AO, men and women (except one, where only 2 competitors totaled)comes out to about a minus 7kgs for women and a plus 6 kgs for men, […]
Jim Wendler released the 2nd Edition of 5/3/1 – The Simplest and Most Effective Training System to Increase Raw Strength 136 pages of honest advice by a guy who eats his own dog food. More info here and here. The 5/3/1 2nd Edition features new chapters on programming assistance training for all the big assistance lifts. No more questions […]
Fun read – The Crossfit White Pages What’s wrong with CrossFit and Greg Glassmann.
Update: After watching this, check out Part 2 for a MWOD with half a lacrosse ball. Kelly Starrett showing you how to get that bit more dorsiflexion. Tool: compression band You may remember these compression straps from the Donnie Thompson Shoulder Fix MOWD 205 or from the knee MWOD here (They use the PT Strength Strips from jumpstretch.com). Not sure […]