End of February I visited Mohamed Ehab and the Egyptian weightlifting team in their training camp in Cairo.
The Olympic training center just opened and and offers the athletes a training environment that is probably unparalleled in Egypt.
I am going to release the videos in chronological order, starting with the Monday morning session.
- Monday Afternoon focused Power Clean off Blocks and Squats
- On Tuesday Mohamed rested, got massage and I interviewed him in the evening.
- Wednesday Morning was a light bodybuilding session.
- Wednesday afternoon was their heavy session. Look forward to that 🙂
- Thursday Morning they did Agility Drills & Plyometrics
- Thursday Afternoon was a regular weightlifting with some interesting post workout exercises.
Monday Morning Training
Monday Afternoon Training
Wednesday Afternoon Block Snatch Max Out
Wednesday Afternoon Heavy Clean & Jerk and Back Squats
Wednesday Afternoon Stretching Routine
Thursday Morning Agility Drills & Plyometrics
Thursday Afternoon Power Snatches, Clean Pulls and Jerk Drives + Some Extras
Needless to say I also filmed a bunch of extra stuff, warm ups, cool downs, accessory exercises and stretches. All of which will be posted later on.
View the first episode as a warm up, not only for Mohamed, but also for the series.
8:30 Breakfast. Here the whole team meets. So even if people aren’t hungry they still show up.
After this it’s back to bed / relaxing.
11:00 First training.
13:45 / 14:00 Lunch. The hotel offered a great selection of foods. Various meats, veggies, desserts.
One of Mohamed’s favorites is basbousa. He likes to supercharge each hard training with that magic food. After lunch it is back to bed / relaxing.
18:00 2nd training.
Anton Mårtensson says
Thank you ever so much for doing stuff like this Gregor, it’s really awesome to see such great content and filming of this sport we all love so much 😀
Peter Upham says
Such a rare treat to get this kind of insight into top athletes. Much appreciated.
This is going to be gold.
What Mat said. Thank you Gregor!
You are a hero, thank you
great job for the weightlifitng fans, thanks a lot. Now I want you to go to North Korea training camp.
Finance the trip and I will figure out a way to make it happen.
Right now, after al the trips ATG is out of money (and not making enough to keep it going much longer)
I’d donate a small amount if you put a link somewhere on this site.
It will probably pay off, due to website visits/buy and youtube views, right? Or are there other forms of income for ATG?
I wish, that is not nearly enough haha.
I would absolutely donate to help keep you going, atg is my favorite site to check everyday!
This is cool! Thanks, Gregor! Do you know (approx.) how tall he is? He has gone up a weight class (if not two?) over the past couple of years, and still look lean enough to grow into 85kg without carrying any significant fat. He must have been a skinny 62 lifter :p
jerk dips, power cleans, snatch pulls from blocks on one day, finishing with squats… my patella hurts just from watching this 😀
nevertheless, really good content, thx atg! i would also donate a little amount if possible.
maybe next trip to bundesleistungszentrum in leimen? 😉 should be much cheaper for you @@GregorATG:disqus
This is awesome Gregor. Ehab is one of my favorite lifters.
the epitome of eat, sleep, train .. haha