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Dan John: My Life in Lifts

Dan John is a lifelong lifter who has competed at the elite levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, and authored some books you really ought to read. Here’s what he’s learned. You probably already know Dan John: if not from his books or his lifting career, then from the movements and programmes he’s invented or brought back into the public eye. A staunch advocate of loaded carries since long before everyone else was doing them, he’s also responsible for the goblet squat, the 10,000 kettlebell swing programme and the idea of Tabata front squats. You don’t…

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Throw for power

Incorporating throws in your training is an easy and effective way of increasing your explosive power, says Jack Lovett Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. If you want to build explosive power then throws are an essential part of your training regime, says IronLife expert Jack Lovett. The type of throw Lovett recommends in the video requires you to go into triple extension and will have a huge carry over onto the sports field, as well as benefiting gym lifts that require speed and hip…

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Glenn Pendlay: My Life In Lifts

Glenn Pendlay is a USA Weightlifting Level 5 coach, the highest coaching accreditation available in the US. He’s got a masters degree in kinesiology and a squad of high-level lifters to his credit…oh, and you might have heard of the row variation named after him. Here’s what a life in lifting’s taught him. Glenn Pendlay is stronger than you. He’s snatched 170 kilos, cleaned 210, and military pressed ‘within 5 or 10lbs of the magic 400.’ But these days, he’s more focused on coaching than anything else – he’s responsible for a cadre of junior and national lifters, many of…

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