Here is what a Speed Bench Press Day / Dynamic Effort Day with Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell looks like. 16 sets of 3 reps with 185 lbs +85 lbs of band tension 1 set every 30 seconds after 4 sets rest 1 minute This is then followed by either 2 sets light DB presses, […]
Found some interesting Graphs of Raw Powerlifting Records. (via) Notes: Not (necessarily drug tested, raw only (no knee wraps), men superheavyweight estimated at 350 lb.1600-2000 lg women’s deadlifts all the same person. Men’s 123 lb squat record is a little person (Andrzej Stanaszek). Source: http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/records
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Dave Tate posted an article about getting a bigger, stronger triceps. In it he asked John Meadows for some sample Triceps Hypertrophy Workouts Workout No. 1 Fat bar pushdowns – heavy pyramid rep scheme is 15, 12, 10, 8 and 6 for a total of five work sets Seated dip machine – 4 sets of 8 – 10 […]
Justin from 70’s Big wrote a nice article about the role of the lats in the bench press Throughout the descent of a bench, the lats shorten since the shoulder is experiencing extension and slight horizontal abduction. During the ascent, the lats are stretched a bit when the movement is reversed — this shows that they […]
Over at Elite FTS Chad Wesley shares his favorite supplementary and assistance exercises for the big lifts. Supplementary Exercises SquatSpeed SquatsDead SquatsSafety Bar Squats BenchSpeed BenchPaused Widegrip BenchDead BenchClosegrip Board PressesSeated Military Press to the Top of the Head DeadliftSpeed PullsDeficit PullsPulls against BandsIsometrics Assistance Exercises – 1-5 sets of 8-20 reps SquatSingle Leg SquatsGHRsSingle Leg RDLsWalking […]
Over at Elite FTS The Angry Coach writes about his diet and workout program. He calls his programming “Block Training For the Regular Guy” and it sounds pretty reasonable, especially if you’re pressed on time. Main exercises bench press squat deadlift clean He follows Prilepin’s Chart “starting with 50%, going up 5% per week, and […]
From “Sticking Point Therapy” by Christian Thibaudeau Bench Press 1. Sticking point close to the chest:Most probable weak muscle: pectoralsAnother possible weakness: anterior deltoids 2. Sticking point mid-way (elbows at 90 degrees):Most probable weak muscle: anterior deltoids 3. Sticking point during the last portion of the press (past 90 degrees):Most probable weak muscle: triceps Deadlift […]