Paleo Solution Podcast Episode #109 starts with another rant about CrossFit ‘programming’. +1 to that. Also interesting is Greg’s take on shifting to a low volume weightlifting training during winter (starts at 15:50). Notes: lets you maintain lower carb intake (cyclical carb intake), without slowing down gains focus on skill work low rep heavy strength work for […]
This post on reddit reminded me how awesome homemade grip strength tools like baseballs, tennis balls and softballs are. If you have ever been to a climbing gym you probably have seen these things before. They are a cheap, but valuable addition to your home gym. Click here for a tutorial by Ross Enamait on how to build your own. […]
If you are on the road or in a hotel and want to get a little workout done without equipment, try this little isometrics workout from Dominik Feischl. 3 rounds, 1 minute isometric holds of each: wall sit (don’t put hands on your thighs, leave them hanging) isometric Push up hold(1st minute at bottom position, […]
Here is a video of Thai welterweight Muay Thai kickboxer Buakaw Por. Pramuk‘s training. This guy’s kicks will chop you into halves. Amazing display of power.
Update: Here he is 1 year later in the London Olympic training hall. Update: A fellow redditor in r/weightroom found a second video of the same squat. According to which it was only 320kg (see 2nd video below). Nonetheless he made it look way too easy. Here is a video of a big 360kg (800 lbs) 320kg (705 lbs) squat […]
Some pre Beijing 2008 Olympics Chinese weightlifting footage. Past olympic medalists, Zhang Guozheng, Shi Zhiyong, Zhang Xiangxiang and Wu Meijin training for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I didn’t know Zhang Xiangxiang’s back story. From near death straight to Olympic gold!
Over at his blog Ross Enamait put the spotlight on Vasyl Lomachenko. He calls him “one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time”.But not only is this kid is a skilled fighter, he also shows that you can get really strong without fancy equipment. Vasyl performs basic bodyweight exercises like pull-ups, dips, weighted rope climbs, […]
Via David Boffa comes another training hall clip from the 2011 WWC. Click here for the first one. includes russia’s Apti Aukadov (85), Poland’s Adrian Zielinski (85), and Albania’s Erkand Qerimaj (77). Update: Danny Nemani training footage
Magnus Midtbø is an Norwegian Climber. Like most climbers he has an insane pulling strength. In the video below he bangs out 5 consecutive One Arm Chin Ups (OAC) with One Finger. (Although he can do 11 OACs with the right arm and 7 with the left). If you are interested in what his training […]