Charles Poliquin’s Blog – Five Valuable Strength Lessons From Mark Rippetoe: “Lesson #3: Think of the Power Clean As a Jump Rippetoe says it’s best to think of the power clean as a jump. He teaches the power clean from the top down. He will start by having the athlete rest the barbell on their […]
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Need your gym talk fix? Check out the 70’s Big Podcast – Ep. 5 – Q&A. Also check out the past episodes. I really enjoyed episode 3 which features an interview American Olympic weightlifting coach Glenn Pendlay They talk about the role of the USAW how the USAW is funded why USAW doesn’t get more […]
Stan Stanczyk Split Snatching Bill Starr wrote a nice article on the Split Snatch. Even though you rarely see it performed nowadays, the split snatch will help you to develop “an extremely high degree of foot speed, timing, coordination, agility, balance and a large dose of courage”. He goes into the history of the lift, why it […]
The Paleo Solution – Episode 87 has a couple of interesting topics this week. Among them are[9:23] Unilateral Training[19:33] Skinniness, Paleo and Steroids[29:22] Explosive Lifting & Hypertrophy Greg Everett’s advice: Explosive movements recruit more motor units, but that does not equal more hypertrophy. You are tapping into high thresh units -> limit how many you are […]
Bret Contreras wrote an interesting piece for T NATION: Max Out on Squats Every Day. He writes about his visit to John Broz’s Las Vegas facility. Fascinating insights into one of the simplest and hardest strength Olympic Weightlifting programs there is. Not many people will have the physical and mental toughness to handle the – […]
After reading the WSJ article about the Bulgarian method yesterday, I remembered that I had read something about it in the “Science and Practice of Strength Training” by Vladimir Zatsiorsky. Here is the excerpt: Bulgarian athletes have several workouts a day with a total duration of up to 6 h (see table 5.1). To the best of our knowledge, […]
‘You lift more, train more, you get higher results.’ – Ivan Abadjiev The Bulgarian Method of Olympic Weightlifting training is once again in mainstream media. Today the Wall Street Journal runs an article called about it. “Heavy Lifting, No Rest, Candy: the Bulgarian Method” Ivan Abadjiev is currently in US trying to get the struggling US Weightlifting team ready […]