Lu Xiaojun Bottom Up Overhead Squats *Update* 220kg


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 […]

Lu Xiaojun Back Exercise “Lu Rows”

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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 […]

Dmitry Klokov Back Hyperextensions *Update*

Dmitry Klokov Back Hyperextensions

(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 […]

Apti Aukhadov Lying Back Extensions *Update*


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 […]