Update 02.01.2015: Regardless of usefulness here is one with 142kg (315 lbs).
Meanwhile in Egypt … Creative as always Mohamed Ehab gets some corework done. Basically an ab wheel roll out without and ab wheel or a roll out. Naming Contest: What do we call this? Post by Mohamed Ehab Olympic Lifter. Suggestions so far: from Derek:”Ehab Ups” from Mark: “Bar Crawl” from Chris: “Suicide Pole” from: […]
Meanwhile in China … Kirksman from Lifthard.com is in China, learning from the coaches there. Follow his instagram for updates. He posts stuff about the training philosophy, as well as exercises like the one below. Overloading the descent of the squat to improve quad strength and back tightness. This is a 20 year old kid […]
Meanwhile in China … Lu Xiaojun does Bottom-up Overhead Squats (Dead Overhead Squats) with 180kg. Here, Lu Xiaojun is using this movement during a mid-week session to train his support strength and practice his balance in the catch position. Notice how he finds his balance point before standing. (via Ma Strength) Update 21.01.2015: Liao Hui does it with […]
Over at his blog Rob Macklem posted this sequence of Lu Xiaojun getting his Back Pump on in the worlds training hall. Usually I am not a fan of naming exercises after athletes, but “Round Back Deficit Snatch Grip Deadlift Row” is just too long. So I’m just going to call them Lu Rows for now (since “Chinese Rows” is already taken) . From […]
(Originally Posted Jul 1st, 2013) Meanwhile in Russia … Let’s train some “Backceps”! Dmitry Klokov shows you one of the most basic, yet most useful back assistance exercise. Hyperextensions with 80kg using a pommel horse and wall bars. Update: You can also try the Lying version Apti Aukhadov shows here. More: check out previous Back Extension/ Back […]
Here is Oxana Slivenko doing some Deficit Romanian Deadlifts. Notice her form. Her flexibility allows her to have enough hip flexion to maintain a tight back throughout the entire range of motion. So don’t try unless your body is ready for it. This looks like it is from around the same time she did her 200kg x2 […]
Meanwhile in Russia … Apti Aukhadov shows that you don’t need a fancy apparatus to train your spinal erectors. You do however need a 185kg Snatcher to hold down your legs… Here Apti does Lying Back (Hyper) Extensions, sometimes also called “weighted Supermans”, with the help of Adam Maligov. By the way, that’s the same approach we saw […]