#TBT to Serge Reding and the 1971 World Weightlifting Championships in Lima, Peru.
Reding, of Belgium, cleans 228kg/502lbs on his third attempt and proceeds to press it over his head for a new world record. But the record would only stand for 3 minutes, as Alekseyev, of the Soviet Union, came behind him to clean and press 230kg/507lbs. There is some contention about whether Alekseyev’s press was done cleanly or if he added some knee-kick the judges didn’t catch. Either way, he was awarded the gold for that meet.
Notice the hip action Reding uses at the beginning of his press. The Olympic Press was a big influence on the development of the Press 2.0. The Clean and Press was ultimately eliminated from competition in 1972 due to difficulties in judging proper technique.
Session 2 Squats. 195 x 5 x 3, 5 pounds heavier than previous session as part of my linear progression. Widened my grip, which allowed me to place the bar lower on my back for that optimum low bar squat stance. This removed the elbow pain I was experiencing and gave me a much balanced and stronger stance during the lift. HIP DRIVE! #ohiopowerbar#startingstrength#strengthtraining#squats#hipdrive
Some lifting from yesterday, had to double up on movements due to oversleeping during the week. Nice to see some improvement again.
Deadlift 445, 335-395x5x4
Press 175, 135x5x4
SSB squat 225-295x5x4
Dominique has never pulled 4 plates (405lb) in his life - until this beautiful set of 5 during a recent workout!
He is coached by SSC& SSOC Staff Coach @adam_skillin.
Leave some support for Dominique down below👇🏼 this is a major deadlift milestone!
Idag gjorde jag klart mina sista 1 RM för denna veckan(Militär press och squat). Hade trott att jag skulle orka mer på pressen eftersom jag redan lyft 85kg innan med bättre form än denna. Vissa dagar är dock bättre än andra och det kan bero på väldigt många olika anledningar. Mitt psyke sattes på prov efter jag misslyckades med ett rep på 85kg två gånger men som man brukar säga, tredje gången gillt ;)
Today, I finished my last 1 RM for this week (Overhead press and squat). I thought I'd be able to lift more weight than what I did after already lifting 187 lbs on the press a couple of weeks ago. However, some days are better than others which may be due to many different reasons. My mindset was really put to test after I failed the 187 lbs lift two times but as you usually say, third time's a charm ;)
Video 1: 80kg/176lbs OH Press
Video 2: 85kg/187lbs OH Press
Video 3: 150kg/331lbs Squat
Video 4: 160kg/353lbs Squat
Video 5: My son trying out the deadlift
First powerlifting meet in the books! I got 4th in my weight class, successfully completing a 435lb squat (PR), 265lb bench, and 529lb deadlift (PR) and went 7/9 on my attempts. I definitely have a lot more in me on the squat and deadlift, so it was a great learning experience. For the bench I went close grip because of a recent shoulder issue, but you gotta do what you gotta do! It's getting better and ideally we'll see a bench PR in the not so distant future. Shout out to Phil at @testifystrengthconditioning for coaching me and to all our lifters who competed and cheered each other on! Twas a fun time!
Y’all know I’m an advocate of the #startingstrength model for strength training, but regardless of how YOU like to train, you should be squatting. Everybody should be squatting. And I couldn’t come up with a more succinct and better laid out video on HOW to squat than this. Good job @barbell_logic!
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When your 63 y/o mother deadlifts 60kg for a set of 3!
Knee and back pain has completely disappeared, which was preventing my mum from doing her favourite pastime - Hill walking. General energy and fitness levels have increased dramatically and she no longer "dreads" going to the gym.
Squat 35kgx5x3 (took about 6 weeks to get to the stage where we could use a barbell)
Not bad for a 63 y/o who had never touched a barbell until 3 months ago!
In an effort to be more real to people that follow Micro Gainz this is me at my main job at Weis Markets, a grocery store chain in Pennsylvania. Many entrepreneurs have a main job and a side hustle or multiple side hustles that they hope will become big enough they can leave their main job. Anyone else working full time and got a side hustle or 2 they are working on!?
Even while away on vacation @esteegersh participates in #PressForALS with a 55lb press💪👏
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You could say the year long mass has been a success. Bodyweight is sitting strong around 105-106kg and once the meet prep is done I'll be aiming to slowly cut down to around 100kg by the end of the year.
Smiling, silly, and just plain strong, we have a pretty awesome group of people. The Cornhusker State Games Powerlifting Meet had 130-some lifters today (140?), and Testify had 20 of them. It was a blast. More pictures will follow, but there were a lot of PRs, a lot of medals, first-time competitors as well as seasoned veterans, and I could not have asked to coach a cooler group of athletes. Great job y’all, and sorry to those of you who left too early to be in these sweet pics! #TestifyStrengthAndConditioning#startingstrength#startingstrengthgym
Phew, all unpacked & moved in to our new place in St. Michael! ✨
First things first; stocking my bookshelf with required reading from Coach @rorimegan 🤓. I’m so dang excited to *finally* get back to training after taking a two month hiatus and see what kind of progress I’ll make working with Rori! It be gainz time 😎
A very short video because it doesn’t take long to show nothing happening. That was me trying to pull 380. Then I tried 365 a with the same result. I did pull a triple at 325 and I think the RPE was <10 maybe. I attempted a PR because my schedule got compressed and I didn’t think I had time for 280x8x4. I won’t bore you with the discouragement I had to stave off. I’m in this for the long haul and I just have to keep at it. Did body weight dips x8x2 and called it a day. #oldlifter#deadlift#intermediateguesswork#startingstrength#barbelltherapy#strengthtraining#RPEconfusion
Took 1st in my weight class, set a new AAU state record in the deadlift, and hit huge meet PR’s across the board. Went 7/9 with a 281 squat, 137.5 bench and 336 deadlift. Overall it was a great day and I can’t wait to get back on the platform in December ❤️ #CSG2018#powerlifting#startingstrength#gwpl @girlswhopowerlift @startingstrength @yatomovement
Had a great time watching my brother @shlentz compete in his first powerlifting meet at the Cornhusker State Games today! He hid an awesome job and i'm very proud of him! I'm going to add a little suspense and let him be the one to post the videos of his lifts