Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thank You Tracy Fober

I found this on Tracy Fober's Iron Maven Blog. Enjoy!


matt said...
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matt said...

Nice find Boris. That was a cool video.

I think Serge Redding and Vasily Alexeev are in there. They both pressed over 500#. I just don't know how a human could do that.

vikrant said...

Who was the colossus in the orange singlet who does a back flip the first time and then makes it look so easy the second time?

Boris said...

That's Alexeev.

brian said...


SF said...

Hey Boris, I am confuse about warm ups. I have read articles (online...) that says it should not be more than 15 minutes of warm up. But after watching the video, Olympics lifters seems to take their time to make sure they are fully warmed up. Any thoughts on warm up times? Or is it more important to do specific exercises and stretches than the time factor?


Max Shank said...

Love it.

Boris said...

Thanks everyone.

I do more low-rep sets for warm up to heavier squat work. For example, if I were ramping up to work sets with 400lbs, I might do:
bar x 5 x 2 sets
135 x 3-5 x 1-2 sets
225 x 2 x 1-2 sets
315 x 1 x 1-2 sets
365 x 1-3 x 1-2 sets
400 (work sets)

I usually do some hamstring, hip, IT band, shoulder stretches interspersed throughout the warm-up sets as well. They don't add time to the warm-up, I just do them between sets when I'd be standing around anyway.

For higher rep work, I usually do higher rep work throughout the warm-up sets as well.

I hope some of that is helpful.