Blast from the Past : The Forgotten Lifts

Tried any of these lately?

Jefferson Squat
Jefferson Lift.
Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - The Forgotten Lifts.

There are several lifts which are rarely seen these days in commercial gyms; yet are ideal in a number of ways. If you're ready to expand your routines a little, take a look at these :

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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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...And Relax.

One of the draining variety.

Heavy Rack Zercher Squats. My elbows hurt just thinking about it. Mike Yuhaniak demonstrates a few sets of heavy Rack Zercher Squats....
Easy on the Elbows.Or not, as seems to be the case when enjoying the pleasures of Zercher squats. I decided to bring this one in as today's max exercise, and quite happily worked up to 70kg before the inner elbows started complaining. With a towel wrapped around the bar I continued to 85kg before calling it a day. A few sets of Hack squats were next in line, with the intention of keeping the quads warm whilst giving the elbows a much needed break. Closing out the heavy stuff came regular Good Mornings - which have enjoyed a few weeks' vacation from my workouts. Still keeping weight increases slow and steady with these.
Zercher Carry.

Good stuff.

New Routine.

Down to 3 sessions per week.

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