Here is a little recap of last weekend’s Bundesliga competition with Rebeka Koha and Ritvars Suharevs (see the first one here). It started on Friday (03.02.2017) when the Latvians started their day with a 2 hour drive from Ventspils, where they’re based, to Riga Airport. One hour and forty minutes later they landed in Berlin where I picked them up […]
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Meanwhile in Iran … Here is a 220kg Clean & Jerk by Kianoush Rostami (2kg above the current 85kg world record). The 22 year old is still filling the 85kg spot on the Iranian team (along with Rasoul Taghian now, who moved up from 77kg). 220kg is also a weight he has lifted at 85kg in competition before (Iranian […]
Here is the interview I did with Mohamed Ehab while I visited him in Cairo for the ATG on Tour Series. It took place on on a Tuesday night after Mohamed had his massage done. We sat down for almost 4 hours (having dinner in between). Big thanks to Timour Belatbi who did the simultaneous […]
(Original Post from 2012, Updated) Lu Xiaojun with some lateral raises to grease those shoulders. Ok everybody, you know what that means, right? … Lateral raises Lu Raises, as they are called from now on, till your arms fall off today! Since these are clearly the secret behind his success. Update 30.01.2016: Lu Raises spotted in […]
Update 16.10.2015: If you are following Chingiz on his instagram, you can see him dance with 240kg again! https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t50.2886-16/12140468_966508260073555_865348866_n.mp4 Originally Published 1st July 2014. Meanwhile in Russia … When he is not Leaning on Things, Chingiz Mogushkov sets a new ATG Push Press Record. 240kg (529lbs) is the new mark to beat! His previous Push Press record […]
While in Poland Nat (hookgrip) and I got the chance to visit team Astana (basically the best male Kazakh weightlifters) in the Olympic training center in Spała. We attended both their morning and evening training session. Because some of the guys were preparing for competitions we were not allowed to film everybody (we saw some […]
Time to highlight another useful piece of equipment. Staircase Pulling Blocks You have probably seen them in Russian or Asian weightlifting videos (or if you are lucky your gym already has those). Update 15.08.2015: Here are (rough) measurements of the one they use in the Chekhov training base.
This just made my day! My Lesman Paredes Jumping photo made it to the frontpage of reddit! Check out the “Weightlifter jumping up after a successful lift” Photoshop Battle on Reddit 😀 These are hilarious! Update: The photo on imgur now has over 2.3 million views! Update: Does this look familiar? There are so many good ones! […]
From the 2015 Junior Worlds Training Hall … Sasha Nievas (58kg) and Joana Palacios (63kg) from Argentina doing Seated Good Mornings in a Pancake Stretch Position. Great exercise that combines strength with flexibility training. #pancakegoodmornings Note how the back stays perfectly flat at all times (for the ladies, not so much for the guys in the video […]