You want bigger forearms? Here a free download of Dennis Wolf’s “Fabulous Forearms – How to Build Forearms Forged Of Steel” (PDF Warning). Here is an interview with Dennis Weis (MP3 Warning) from the Strength Smarts Podcast. And here Bill Pearl interviews Dennis Wolf.
531 2nd Edition by Jim Wendler
Jim Wendler released the 2nd Edition of 5/3/1 – The Simplest and Most Effective Training System to Increase Raw Strength 136 pages of honest advice by a guy who eats his own dog food. More info here and here. The 5/3/1 2nd Edition features new chapters on programming assistance training for all the big assistance lifts. No more questions […]
Olympic Weightlifting Book Recommendations
In Episode #9 of the 70’s Big Podcast Glenn Pendlay was asked what weightlifting books he recommended (question is at 48 min in the podcast). His recommendations: The Weightlifting Encyclopedia: A Guide to World Class Performance by Arthur Drechsler If you are only going to buy one book about Olympic Weightlifting “The Weightlifting Encyclopedia” by Arthur Drechsler […]
Targeting Upper and Lower Lats with Pull Ups
Here is how you target the upper and lower lats with a simple Pull ups form variation. Left image:Bringing the bar to the neck with arms alongside the body mainly solicits the lateral fibers of the latissimus dorsi and develops the width of the back. Right Image:Bringing the bar to the chest by pulling the elbows back to raise the chin […]
Pulling Mechanics Part 2 Starting Strength Chapter
Besides The Press and Part 1 of the Pulling Mechanics chapter you can now also read the Pulling Mechanics Part 2 of Starting Strength, 3rd edition. Check out more Starting Strength posts. Click here for the PDF or check it out below.
Overhead Press – Starting Strength Chapter
After the Starting Strength Deadlift chapter you can now also read the Press chapter of the 3rd edition of Starting Strengt for free. Click here for the PDF or check it out below.
Starting Strength Deadlift Chapter (3rd Edition)
Via Starting Strength comes an excerpt from the Deadlift Pulling Mechanics chapter of Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd Edition. Pulling Mechanics 1 Pulling Mechanics 2 Here is the PDF
New Reading Material – Greg Everett’s Olympic Weightlifting Book / DVD
Look what just arrived… Greg Everett’s Olympic Weightlifting Book / DVD. Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches
Old Time Strength Feats
Ross Enamait linked to “Mighty Men of Old” book from sandowplus.co.uk Mighty Men of Old (PDF download)Mighty Men of Old (online version) As Ross pointed out: “You will also see that while training has evolved to an extent, much of what appears to be new is not. Often times, new ideas are nothing more than […]