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” […]
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Pure intensity. Why not approach every lift like the lift of your life? Dmitry Klokov 227kg Clean and Jerk Sequence by Rob Macklem. (click to enlarge)
Chinese Weightlifters banging out some full ROM handstand push-ups. Not that surprising when you consider how much gymnastics exercises Chinese lifters do in their first years. From the video description: Chinese Lifters Lu Xiaojun & Su Dajin performing handstand push-ups after one of their morning workouts prior to the 2010 World Weightlifting Championship. Next, I want to see Hossein Rezazadeh do […]
Kelly Starrett works on front rack position. Main point: Creating torque (by externally rotating) prior to movements. Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.
I am enjoying the Chinese Weightlifting System series by Kirk from lifthard.com. In Part 2 he went into “The Technique of the Chinese Weightlifters” and touches the debate of triple extension vs. catapult technique. Part 3 is about the Various Phases of Athlete Preparation. He explains how the Chinese train their young athletes. By estimation, lifters will peak to world level […]
Six Month ago Demus had a complete biceps rupture at the elbow. One of the uglier injuries I don’t ever want to happen to myself.Snatching Straddle Planche 6 months after bicep repair. I tried to do a straight arm felge on rings and kind of pushed up from a back lever to a maltese (not […]
While we are talking about Chinese Weightlifting Methods…. Here is Lu Xiaojun (77kg weight class) setting world records in the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships. 174kg Snatch (WR)+ 204 kg Clean and Jerk (w/ Power Jerk)= for a total of 378 kg (WR) Fantastic lifts.
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 […]
Chad Vaughn is coaching the Snatch Pull Under. A great drill to work on that speed under the bar as it isolates the extreme extension portion of the snatch. Shrug up on the toes and the lean back to make room for a straight bar path.