Over at 70’s Big Justin compiled several posts on weightlifting gear.(Elite FTS also has a post for Virgin Belt Users). Among them are good reasons why you should consider using a lifting belt. One — Generally speaking Two — types of belts Three — how to break in a belt (video) Four — a detailed […]
Head on over to Derrick Kim’s aka Bonkfest’s YouTube Channel and give him a thumbs up. Here is a 250 kg / 550 lb raw deadlift at a bodyweight of 75 kg / 165 lb. Done after a session of Snatches and Squats, and a sore groin pull. Finally achieved my pb goal of 250. Warm ups leading up to […]
Over at T Nation is an article about the Snatch Grip Deadlift. A great variation with lots of benefits: Upper-back development Posterior chain development Assisting conventional deadlifts It can boost your vertical jump I do 5 sets of 10 reps @60% of my current training max of them as part of my 531 BBB assistance work on deadlift […]
Here is a collection of barbell row variations. I am sure this list is not complete. So if you know a variation I left out let me know in the comments. Barbell Row Variations: Bent Over Barbell Row Pendlay Row Yates Row Cambered Barbell Bent Over Rows Bent Over Barbell Towel Row T-Bar Row Lying […]
Latest Iron Radio Podcast focuses in on the psychology strength training. Link to mp3: Episode 131 IronRadio – Topic Fear and Courage
Here is something for today’s commute.Another Gym Talk Iron Radio Episode (Link to mp3) Topics: planning workouts in advance the role of workout music and rituals to get you psyched (ManOwaR – Hail & Kill anybody, Iron Maiden – The Trooper anybody?) pre-workout nutrition, coffee and caffeine allow yourself some “Me Time”
Zach Even – Esh interviewed Dan John about life and lifting. As always it’s great to hear Dan talk about the common sense approach to lifting.Keep it simple and consistent.
Update: Appears to be down Check out Lift Fixer. Select an exercise you have trouble with, specify your problem and get some recommendations on how to fix them.