Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The Repetition Method.

"In the 1970s, the great Olympic lifter Vasili Alexeyev used a variation of the repetition method for part of his training, sometimes doing power cleans non-stop for 2-3 minutes. He would do various hybrid exercises: front squat and push press, squats with the bar on his hack and drop squats, etc. The bar weight was light but would work every muscle cell. He would do a warmup by throwing a 220 pound barbell over his head backward 100 times. Then after practicing the snatch for over 2 hours, he would spend an hour in the pool, lifting his legs hundreds of times to strengthen his abdomen. Then he would leap merely 1000 times, He would use many exercises to gain great strength arid to raise his work capacity, and of course his total."

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