Here is a funny moment from the 2014 Worlds Training Hall.
Behdad Salimi testing the structural integrity of a massage table while doing some Back Extensions (Hyperextensions) with the help of Kianoush Rostami and Jaber Behrouzi.
With Kianoush’s 85kg and Jaber’s 69kg that’s a solid 154kg of counterweight.
(Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta)
While the training hall with its 64 brand new eleiko competition sets + platforms was very well equipped, one piece of equipement seemed to be missing – something to do Back Extensions on.
This was the one assistance exercise athletes from every nation were doing at the end of a training session. So athletes and coaches had to be creative and improvise a bit.
Most resorted to using one the massage tables while others (lighter weight classes) just used a chair.
Wally Broccoli says
300+ kg structural integrity test
Gregor, were you allowed to hit some weights in the training hall if you want?
Yes, if I’ve had time I could have lifted there.
My favorite assistance exercise