Results tagged “Forgotten Lifts”

Blast from the Past : The Forgotten Lifts III

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.

Blast from the Past : The Forgotten Lifts II

Back to the basics.

Blast from the Past : The Forgotten Lifts

Tried any of these lately?

Serratus Crunch

Great exercise.

Cuban Press

...and press.Thanks John. I enjoy rotating my exercise selection regularly - it keeps things moving, the body adapting and prevents workouts from getting boring. Today I was reminded (reading John's blog) of an exercise that I had first seen over a year ago, considered interesting and promptly forgotten. Welcome the Cuban Press. As with the Zottman Curl, the Cuban press is limited (in terms of the weight you can hoist) by one small part of the lift - the rotation. According to a number of sites around the web, as well as photos in trashy fitness magazines, a lot of people seem to think the rotation part makes up the entire exercise. Unfortunately (or fortunately, for anyone with a slightly masochistic nature) that's only one part of three.

Zottman Curl

George Zottman.George Zottman (pictured at left) was a Philadelphia strongman in the 1880s/1890s. In this photo Zottman, aged 57, still had massive forearms by any standard - measuring 16 1/2 " here. Relaxed they were still a suitably impressive 14 1/2 ". It's fitting then that the movement he is most famous for - the one that to this day carries his name - is the Zottman Curl.