I was reading this interesting article from 2008 by Matt Foreman titled Lessons from Romania. It’s about his three weeks in the summer of 1990 training with Romanian weightlifting legend Nicu Vlad.He is said to be the “most technical weightlifter of all time”. Among his accomplishments is the 200.5 kg snatch world record in the […]
History of the Westside Conjugate System
Here is a little post by Louie Simmons on how he came up with the Westside Conjugate System. The Westside conjugate system is the best of two advanced training systems: the Soviet system, where several special exercises are used to advance the training of superior lifters and athletes, and the Bulgarian system, where near-max lifts are […]
History of the Press in Competitions
Over at Starting Strength John D. Fair wrote an article about how “How much can you press?” became “How much can you bench?”. The Tragic Death of the Military Press in Olympic and World Championship Competition, 1928-1972.