Meanwhile in Egypt … Here’s another assistance exercise from Mohamed Ehab’s endless supply. He does high rep Barbell Rows on a Glut Ham Developer (GHD) for some extra back tension. Post by Mohamed Ehab. Also watch his 190kg Clean & Jerk and 155kg Snatch.
Meanwhile in Egypt … Mohamed Ehab (69kg) does a Snatch Grip Deadlift Complex. He does those to keep a tight back throughout all phases of the pull and as you can see, even after 22 reps he never compromises form. For this one he loads the bar with 155kg, his current Snatch 1RM and does 5x Snatch […]
Travis Cooper shared this drill to improve split form. On the Weightlifting Scoop Podcast he mentioned that Zygmunt Smalcerz uses this for his athletes in the Olympic Training Center. Basically it works the footwork without fatiguing the shoulders. Dip – Pause Split (don’t drive the bar up) – Pause Recover Morghan King, who demonstrates it […]
Another one from Mohamed Ehab today. Here he does Step-Ups (basically a partial single leg Squats) with 170kg. You don’t see weightlifters do unilateral exercises very often. That’s why I love Mohamed’s videos. Always nice to see what’s going down in gyms around the world. Today he worked up the following in that exercise: 120 […]
(Originally posted Jul 5, 2013) Vladislav Rigert and Dmitry Klokov show a killer isometric posterior chain exercise. Probably the best plank variation I have seen so far. Lay sideways on a bench and have a partner (preferably Dmitry) put 50kg plates on your back and legs. A youtuber translated what Dmitry said: This exercise activates […]
Meanwhile in Colombia … Nisida Palomeque Valoyes, 2013 63kg Pan American Champion, shows a box jump drill I had not seen before. Cleans and Split Jerks onto Boxes. Not something to drill technique, but more of a conditioning drill I assume. Maybe someone from the Colombian team (or other coaches who used this) reads this […]
Meanwhile in Russia … Nadezda Evstyukhina shows Snatch assistance exercise. Looks like a warm-up exercise for her. She writes that it is useful for improving the Deep Squat Position during the catch, as well as overhead stability. Note that even with her 135kg Snatch, she uses “only” 70kg (or 65 if that’s a women’s bar). […]
Norik Vardanian performs some weighted Weighted Barbell Squat Jumps. Jumps at 70kg. This is a great exercise. I do this about twice a week. Helps me with speed. People can use this exercise who have trouble catching the bounce in the bottom of a Clean. More Weighted Jumps: Barbell Broad Jumps Barbell Box Jumps Update: Dmitry […]