I am always eager to learn and re-learn different techniques and approaches to exercises. After teaching us how to bench press and box squat earlier this week, today Dave Tate shows us how to deadlift. His key points are: Sumo Deadlift stance: shins close to the bar, spread the floor, flare the knees out drop […]
A Collection of Exercises and their Variations from Around the World.
After some issues with his back in the past, it sounded like he already gave up on it. Turns out, you are never too old to achieve your goals. So, congrats to Luis Sarabia for finally conquering the full planche.
There are countless of push-up variations one can do, each with its own benefits. One of those is the “Gymnastics Push-Up”. Carl Paoli, from gymnasticswod.com has three very good videos explaining in detail how to do them correctly. I really like this variation, as it engages the core so much more, and if done right […]
Charles Poliquin’s Blog – Five Valuable Strength Lessons From Mark Rippetoe: “Lesson #3: Think of the Power Clean As a Jump Rippetoe says it’s best to think of the power clean as a jump. He teaches the power clean from the top down. He will start by having the athlete rest the barbell on their […]
After that impromptu bench press teching session, Dave Tate is teaching the Box Squat Cues:Grip: dig hand into the bar, tightest grip you possibly can dopull shoulder blades together, push elbows down a bitbring as much air in your belly as you canarch your back, keep hips backwalk bar out four steps for beginners, 2 […]
This shoulder warm-up is part of every workout I do. “Shoulder Warm Up Routine with Elastic Rubber Bands” The routine is inspired by the “Warm-Up and Preparation DVD feat. Jordan Jovtchev” (click here for a review) I place this routine directly after the joint preparation mobility drills I do (joint rotations etc.) It consists of […]
Dave Tate teaching the Bench Press.
Stan Stanczyk Split Snatching Bill Starr wrote a nice article on the Split Snatch. Even though you rarely see it performed nowadays, the split snatch will help you to develop “an extremely high degree of foot speed, timing, coordination, agility, balance and a large dose of courage”. He goes into the history of the lift, why it […]
Carl Paoli from gymnasticswod.com discusses head positions for handstands. Again, it boils down to the question of “What’s the purpose?” He emphasizes the importance of having a visual cue while being inverted. Looking at a point in infinity makes things unnecessary harder. But that doesn’t mean you should break your body line and completely stick you head […]