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 […]
Mehdi from StrongLifts has 4 quick tips for 4 lifts. 1. Squats: Arch Your Back2. Deadlifts: Relax Your Upper-back3. Bench Press: Widen Your Stance4. Press: Get Under The Bar
Kelly Starrett, Jami Tikkanen and Glen Cordoza demonstrate is a nice test to identify range of motion problems. From a kneeling position, jump and land in a full squat. Key Questions Do you land with your knees out? Do you land with a stable ankle? Do you land without a collapsed foot? Oh boy… I got a lot to […]
Kelly Starrett and Jami Tikkanen have a nice modification to that classic lying “squat against a wall” band drill. This one you can squeeze in before your lifting session to get your hip area ready for action. By getting into the shown figure four position you are simultaneously working external and internal rotation. Plus, the […]