Sunday stretching … If the pancake stretch is getting too easy for you, try this variation with a stick. Photo used with permission, by Jeremy O’Sullivan
Robert Förstemann Squats
So by now you probably have seen the photos of track cyclist Robert Förstemann’s enormous Döner thighs. It was all sparked by a tweet by Greg Henderson: These things are the opposite of all show no go. Update 01.09.2014: He now squats what looks like 290kg for a double. And what does he do to train […]
London 2012 Men’s 77kg Reader Photos
Reader Boris had the change to attend the Men’s 77kg live. He sent in some photos of his experience. What comes out really well is just how huge the arena is. No wonder some lifters struggle with stage fright. Here is another photo gallery with awesome shots. Do you attend one of the upcoming sessions? […]
Partner Quad Stretch
Seen in the Men’s 62 B Group today. Julio Cesar Salamanca Pineda getting his quads stretched in between attempts.
Ilya Ilyin Side Plank
Boston Globe has a photo of Ilya Ilyin side planking like a boss. So Yoga is allowed after all?
Lu Xiaojun’s Weibo Photos
So by now you’ve probably seen the photos of Lu Xiaojun’s Weibo (Chinese Twitter clone) floating around on various forums (thanks to everybody who submitted these). At first I didn’t post about them because I wanted to know more about their background to understand what’s going on. Thanks to peteryji from the bb.com forum who shed some […]
Weighted Shoulder Stretch with Zygmunt Smalcerz
Here is Jessica Marie Salvaggio getting her shoulder girdle/ lats stretched out, Zygmunt Smalcerz style. If you don’t have a Zygmunt available you can recreate the experience by lying on a foam roller while holding a weight with your extended arms. Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.
Dmitry Klokov Anterior Ankle / Quad Stretch
Here is Dmitry Klokov stretching his Tibialis anterior muscle together with all the little muscles in the feet. Similar to the stretches Kevin Cornell showed us. You can see Dmitry’s complete warm-up routine here. Check out more drills on Mobility 101 for more. Thanks to Emilia for letting me post the photo. Update: Video of the stretch / Warm up (at 2:03)
Lu Haojie 175 kg Snatch @77kg
Meanwhile at the Chinese National Games … Lu Haojie set an unofficial 77kg snatch world record. 175 kg Snatch (200 kg C&J), 1kg more than Lu Xiaojun’s old record. Video: And just to spread some rumors: China might make some of these young 77’s move up to 85s…(since they have a plethora of 77s but not enough 85s)