Jon Gilson and James Hobart explain the differences and benefits of Low Bar and High Bar Back Squats. Update: Also read Low Bar vs High Bar Squatting on 70s Big.
Ursula Garza and Chad Vaughn demonstrating the Drop Snatch. A great drill to tech yourself to tighten up when catching the snatch. Drill: catch the bar at various heights (quarter / half squat) and tighten up immediately
Update: Here is a Spreadsheet that generates your complete SS Routine including the warm-up sets. Found this Starting Strength Warm-Up Calculator Spreadsheet.Of course it’s not just applicable to Starting Strength, but for every lifting workout. Instructions1) Follow the link.2) Select the “File” button in the left hand corner.3) From the drop-down menu select “Copy spreadsheet.”4) Click “OK” […]
Kirk from lifthard.com who trained under Chinese Weightlifting Coach Wu answers questions about the Chinese Olympic weightlifting training methods. Update: See below. The basic outline Yes, we do max as much as possible, and training is generally, “train so hard you can’t walk” and yes, there’s no such thing as short cuts. Yes, the premise of overtraining […]
Olympic Weightlifting Coach Leo Totten published a complete 5 sessions per week , 7-Week Olympic Weightlifting Program. Check it out.
If you didn’t already get your dose of DOMS this week, do some goblet rear foot elevates split squats.Ben Bruno shows you how to do it with the 1.5 rep variation. Ouch
Charles Poliquin contacted some of the top Olympic Weightlifting Coaches from around the world and asked them about the optimal back squat programs. He shares the results in the article Fast Track to a Monster Squat – The best tips on how to rapidly increase maximal strength in the back squat. Wave-Like Pattern 1With this protocol, the […]
Just read “All About The Squat”. Pretty nice aggregation of all the important points one needs to know when squatting.
Hre is a great read with lots of valuable information. In Iron Evolution: Phase 5 – Westside Barbell, Technique, Dave Tate talks about the importance of technique in powerlifting. A lot of people downplay the importance of technique, but wrongly so. He explains how he performed the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift prior to joining […]