This episode of All Over the Map visits with Chris Spealler, the only individual competing in his 5th CrossFit Games this year. Chris Spealler – One Legged Overhead Squat Free Download:Download in QuicktimeDownload in iPod/iPhoneDownload in Windows Media He talks about his passion and the motivation that keeps him going. Regarding his programming leading up to the games, he […]
Check out this handstand artist from Berlin. Robert Choinka aka OneArmer on Youtube. Born 1983 in Poland, Robert and his family moved to West Berlin in 1989, where he discovered breakdancing for himself. Over time this led him to the art of hand balancing. In 2003 he was accepted to Berlin’s school for artistry which he finished in […]
This will get you motivated for your next workout session. Yuri (aka bar8nmunchausen on YouTube) just uploaded a nice compilation of his training clips ranging from January to early May. One hand stands (OHS), hand balancing, human flags, planches, tumbling, you name it, Yuri’s got it.
Cassidy Phillips, inventor the quad roller and trigger point ball takes over today’s MWOD and shows some techniques for increasing internal rotation in no time. In usual MWOD fashion they use active tack and stretch (breath, release, pivot) to tackle the Pec major and Pec minor and create movement that puts the muscle on tension. Result: significantly increased shoulder range of motion […]
A while back Wangtang6911 posted some amazing clips of the Chinese gymnasts that are training in his facility. Among them is 18 (now 19) year old Wang TianYang from Shanghai. In Wangtang’s words he is “stronger than Yan Mingyong in a maltese and planche, but he can’t hold a cross. Go figure?!” Three consecutive Full Planche […]
Michael Keck performs a brutal deadlift variation, pausing for a two count in the concentric part of the lift. “
On Saturday July 16th, you can watch a live stream of the 2011 USA Olympic Weightlifting National Championships. This event will be live webcast at http://weightlifting.teamusa.org/live (the page isn’t working at the moment). More information here. Weight classes will be the 58kg and 75+kg girls and the 69kg/85kg/94kg/105+kg men. You will be able to see Chad Vaughn, […]
Jen Comas Keck shows a nice core / abs exercise – band resisted jackknifes. If banded Jackknifes are too hard for your current level, you could lie on your back an do band pull ins like in video below.
Mark Rippetoe goes through the details of the Lying Triceps Extension, which he calls the fourth powerlift. An important exercise that will help you improve your bench press. The long head of the triceps muscle crosses multiple joints. Muscles that do that have a distal and a proximal function. Distal function: elbow extension Proximal function: shoulder extension Therefore […]