Meanwhile at Catalyst Atheletics … Brian Wilhelm does a 200kg Overhead Squat. I asked Igor if he does this exercise. His answer: “Yes, but this is not an exercise, it’s fun.” Thanks to Phil for submitting.
Another amazing Deadlift effort by Paul Nguyen. 310.5kg (685 lb) Deadlift. He competes in the 75kg (165 lb) category. Hey Paul, what did you weigh here?
This is the first Form Check Friday. A chance for all you self coached, garage warriors to post videos of your lifts and get critiqued by other lifters (and hopefully coaches too [Update: Thanks to Glenn Pendlay (yes, it’s the real Glenn)]. Maybe we will focus on specific lifts in the future. For now any lift goes. Post […]
Marc Keys has been busy uploading tons of tutorials to his Speed Power Fitness YouTube channel. Today he adds a twist to the GHD Sit Up. In this diabolic variation your buddy holds a stick and you move your body in a circular motion around it. You know how some exercises have a country name […]
Kelly Starrett takes another look at the Front Rack Position for Front Squats. In this videos he and Diane Fu advocate gripping the bar wider. This added external rotation of the shoulders puts you in a more stable position and should help with keeping your elbows up.
Remember shot putter Damian Kusiak? He just uploaded a video of him man handling 130kg with a Close Grip Muscle Snatch (or Muscle Clean & Press?). Update: Thanks to Razor for pointing out that he calls it Snatch Press and “Most of discus/ hammer thrower do this exercises.” 140kg Thanks to Phil for submitting.
Check out Gheorghii Cernei’s (85kg) 160kg Snatch. The 22 year old Moldovan was 3rd in the U23 Europeans last year, weighing in at 83.8kg. Subscribe to his YouTube Channel here (currently 1 subscriber …). Thanks to Phil for submitting.
Meanwhile in China … Here is a CNTV news piece about the Chines weightlifting team in one of their winter training camps. It is from the 26th December 2012… so it is still fairly recent. As always, it would be greatly appreciated if you (or somebody you know) could translate what Lu Xiaojun and his yoked colleagues […]
Matt Sohmer (19 years old, 123kg) breaks some teen records. 364.5kg Squat (red lighted for depth) 347.5kg 334kg Deadlift Update 25.07.2013: He totaled at a full meet. 364kg (805lbs) Squat