Monday, January 28, 2008

Rest - Pause

High intensity, low repetition, low volume assistance work for power development. Here's one take on the rest-pause method that looks simple and applicable to an assistance work day for a weightlifter.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Multi-Exercise Approach

In direct contrast to the last post about the Dube's stripped down approach to lifting, the great Vasilly Alexeev employed a variety of exercises beyond the competition lifts to build up his muscles and develop his legendary power.

Here's a good source for photos and articles on Alexeev and some other all time lifting greats.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Direct Approach to Olympic Weightlifting Program

By Joe and Virgil Dube.

A pared down approach that eliminates many of the accessory exercises.
A sample:

Drop Snatches, Hang Snatches + Cleans, and Block Work: These exercises are designed for top pull, to hone technical form, and develop quick descent, which to an extent is good training. They are novel and fun to do, but are they actually necessary? We say no, and again we assert ... if a lifter is coached properly on technical form, the actual Olympic lifts can't be beat to teach all aspects of pull, descent, even a solid overhead jerk ... practice makes perfect!
The Dube approach is here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Article Mine

Here's all kinds of articles on the history of physical culture and muscular development.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

FDU Results

The FDU results are posted at the FDU page - here's a direct link to the PDF.
I think there was some truly impressive lifting done at this meet.
Nick Curry does a good run-down of the action on this post.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Video Collection

The Lost Battalion Weightlifting youtube account hosts videos from LBH team members, showing competition and training footage.

Monday, January 14, 2008

2007 Dark Dungeon Open - Snatch footage.

(links deleted offsite)

2008 NYC Meets

Upcoming NYC area lifting meets for your calender:

Mintz Memorial Meet March 15, 2008 @ LBH

Rudy Sablo Memorial May 10th, 2008 @ LBH

Friday, January 4, 2008

Ny Times, what's up?

FDU Meet upcoming!

The FDU meet is on 1/12. Get the info and entry forms here: