Blast from the Past : The Forgotten Lifts III

Back to the basics.

Ed Zercher
St Louis Strongman Ed Zercher demonstrating an Unsupported Leg Press.
Over the past six 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 from time to time.
This week - The Forgotten Lifts III.

As you're probably well aware, I absolutely love sampling some of the older, less common exercises on a regular basis.

Some of these are still ideally suited to my training, and get used frequently; others are just fun to challenge yourself with. Whichever way they're used, here are a few more of The Forgotten Lifts :

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NB : If you haven't already, make sure you swing by both part I and part II of this series. Some fantastic exercises in there.

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