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

Time to get serious.


Thanks again to everyone who watched and joined in the discussion Gymchat 246 - The Pursuit of a HUGE Deadlift [with Strongman and Strength Coach Craig Bongelli, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett, Strength Coach Frank DiMeo and Strength Coach Nassim Jebran] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.


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It was a fantastic discussion. Josh and Craig discussed Craig's fitness background, the definition and common variations of the deadlift, target weights for both intermediate and professional lifters, use of deadlift variations in a programme, carryover from hex bar deadlift, determining deadlift goals, is someone's max deadlift weight tied to their bodyweight, common deadlift weaknesses & imbalances - and how to fix them, the mental side of deadlifting, assistance exercises for the deadlift, partial reps, speed work for the deadlift, use of accommodating resistance (particularly bands & chains), 1RM testing, wearing a belt during the deadlift, rack pulls vs deadlifting from blocks; and a whole lot more. If you're ready to Pull Some Huge Numbers, make sure you watch this one.

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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.

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

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Gymchat 167 - Setting Up the Home Gym.

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Addressing Weaknesses in The Squat.

Knees caving in? Falling forward?

Westside Dead Lift Secrets.

This review looks at the 2003 DVD edition of the Deadlift Secrets offering, which is an updated version of its early '90s predecessor. Whilst there has been a significant amount of change to some aspects of the Westside approach, the fundamentals remain constant and this DVD helps to show just how important those fundamental concepts are.



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