Michael Keck performs a brutal deadlift variation, pausing for a two count in the concentric part of the lift. “
On Saturday July 16th, you can watch a live stream of the 2011 USA Olympic Weightlifting National Championships. This event will be live webcast at http://weightlifting.teamusa.org/live (the page isn’t working at the moment). More information here. Weight classes will be the 58kg and 75+kg girls and the 69kg/85kg/94kg/105+kg men. You will be able to see Chad Vaughn, […]
I haven’t had a true rest day in the last weeks. Usually my rest days are low volume days (every fourth day) where I practice handstands, do some core work and prehab. After a pretty heavy workout week, today I skipped the handstand work (because I will focus on those this week) and bascially did […]
Over at Gymnastic Bodies, Dillon Zirke explains a very important gymnastics exercise, the Planche Lean. “Again I will reiterate, a planche is all about the lean. I see many people attempt to “push up” into a planche. This is not correct. Even with tuck planches you should not be thinking about trying to lift your feet off […]
Jen Comas Keck shows a nice core / abs exercise – band resisted jackknifes. If banded Jackknifes are too hard for your current level, you could lie on your back an do band pull ins like in video below.
Thomas Kurz has a quick post on “How to Prevent Insufficient Recovery in High-Intensity Training “ 6. To find out when it is safe to do intense exercises (and for a sore calf, jogging and running are intense resistance exercises), press deep into the muscles to be exercised. You can poke them with your finger, […]
Iron Radio Podcast Episode 113 (direct link to mp3) focuses on fats, hormones and supplements. This weeks guest is exercise physiologist Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss. Topics new understandings of body fat’s active role in metabolism as an organ that releases hormones like leptines. supplemental concentrates from curry powder, blueberries and more pharmaceutical-like effects are being clarified […]
Mark Rippetoe goes through the details of the Lying Triceps Extension, which he calls the fourth powerlift. An important exercise that will help you improve your bench press. The long head of the triceps muscle crosses multiple joints. Muscles that do that have a distal and a proximal function. Distal function: elbow extension Proximal function: shoulder extension Therefore […]
Thought I’d make you hungry… Just had lots of cod with of broccoli. Simple to make. Just what my body craves on a rest day.