Gymchat 246 - The Pursuit of a HUGE Deadlift (Craig Bongelli)

Time to get serious.


Love the deadlift. Incredible exercise.
There's plenty of information around which explains the basics, and how you can increase your PR by a plate or two. Question is, what happens then? How do you go from 'better than average' to freakishly strong?

Discussing this area in obsessive detail is Strongman and Strength Coach Craig Bongelli, together with Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic.

NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Craig and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask them directly.

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Details -

Who : Strongman and Strength Coach Craig Bongelli, Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett and You
Topic : The Pursuit of a HUGE Deadlift
When : Wednesday May 7, 8:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone).
How : Watch the live stream, or join the hangout (get your questions ready), directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.

See you there.


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Previously : In Gymchat 245 we discussed Grip Strength (with the insanely strong Jedd Johnson and Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett). Great conversation.

If you missed the live stream (or just want to go over a particular point again), you can watch the entire video here.


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Looking At : Week Ending May 11, 2014.

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Video for Gymchat 246 - The Pursuit of a HUGE Deadlift (Craig Bongelli).

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Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance (Bill Piche).

The role of each, and to what extent each can be changed.

Gymchat 239 - How to Get HUGE! (Craig Bongelli).

Whether it's for strength, competition or aesthetics, how do you go about packing on a serious amount of muscle mass? Is it just a matter of 'eating everything in sight' and training hard?



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