Monthly Archives: October 2013

Behdad Salimi 260kg/573lbs Clean & Jerk Video

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A huge 260kg/573lbs clean & jerk from Olympic weight lifter and gold medalist Behdad Salimi.

Powerlifting Motivation Video – Light The Fire Beneath You

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A great motivational video for powerlifting.

Periodize Your Training with Block Periodization

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A quick rundown of how to periodize your training into blocks of several weeks in order to improve certain qualities, i.e. maximal strength, hypertrophy, explosiveness or strength endurance.

No Squat Rack at Gym

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Some options, if the gym you have a membership at doesn’t have a squat rack.

How to Breathe | Breathing 101

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A tutorial video on how to breathe properly. A proper breathing pattern can help improve your core strength, safeguard your spine when lifting weights and help better your posture.

Should You Overhead Press?

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An article outlining my opinion on whether or not people should utilize overhead pressing movements in their workout routines.

Ideals for People You Love

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Trying to force your ideals on the people you love is wrong. The video and additional information provided in this post explains why.

Keep Calm and Lift On T-Shirts

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Some badass gym t-shirts with the text “Keep Calm and Lift On” jacked from the British “Keep Calm and Carry On” propaganda posters used for World War II.

Accept Challenges

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Inspired by a video from Elliott Hulse, this is more of a motivational post about accepting challenges that you might face. The question whether or not you can drop squats from a 5×5 training program is also answered.

Shoulder (P)rehab Routine

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A look at what I’m currently doing to rehab my (mildly) injured shoulder. Included are videos of self myofascial release, shoulder-specific mobility drills, various static stretches and shoulder-specific prehab circuits done with light weights.