Marc Keys talks you through a neat little drill for staying on heels in deadlifts. Attach a band to your belt and have it pull you slightly forward. Since you have to counter that forward pull it will ingrain the need for staying on your heels and opening the hips at the nearest moment.
A Collection of Exercises and their Variations from Around the World.
Mike Burgener talks about the 1¼ Squat. He says: Weight of a max one and a quarter Squat = Weight of a max Clean Get your bounce on.
Here is a training session of Russian +105kg lifter Andrey Kozlov. Snatch: 2x 150kg, 2x 150kg, 2x 160kg, 2x 160kg Snatch Pull from Knee Height: 4x 200kg, 4x 210kg Power Jerk: 2x 180kg, 2x 200kg Snatch High Pull: 2x 190kg, 2x 195kg What’s interesting are the Snatch High Pulls to a Stick at shoulder height (seen at […]
Chad Wesley Smith (317.5kg x10 Squat) shares some tips to improve your power out of the hole when squatting. Pause Squats Chad’s lucky number is 7. So 7 seconds pause wide stance if you squat narrow narrow if you normally squat wide Slow Decent Squat 7s again, so 7s down, then explode Dead Squats we […]
Eric Cressey takes a look at the Band Pull Apart. Emphasize the motion of your arms before retracting your scapulae.
Prepare for some DOMS, because Marc Keys has another GHD core exercise for you. GHD Russian Twists or Wood Choppers as he calls them.
We talked about Dead Squats before. But how about dead quarter Squats to overload the part of the movement where you usually get stuck? Below is D’angelo Osorio doing it with 276kg (607lbs) for 3. Have you used it? Maybe D’angelo somehow reads this and can comment on it. Update: Some of you think it is not useful for weightlifters. Here […]
Chad Vaughn keeps on growing his weightlifting exercise library. Today he goes through the Snatch Grip Squat Press (sometimes called Sots Press, even though I heard the original Sots Press had you press the bar from the front, like Kevin Cornell did here with 110kg). Probs to everybody who can do it without elevated heels.
Emevas explains why he deadlifts the way he does. As you already know, he likes to use straps, just as much as I do narrow stance not using hexagonal plates avoiding lower back hyper extension, using the hips for lock outs For more information on the ROM Progression Method he uses for Deadlifts look here.