Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Extreme Pullup

This guy, Steven Proto, posts as "extremistpullup" over on EXRX, and he deserves the name.

The former Marine did a pullup with his bodyweight of 205.2 pounds plus 196.8 pounds of weight around his waist, setting a new world record.

Here is the article.

Very impressive!

So what are these "obscure maneuvers" the article mentions?

The Half Gardner is basically a barbell Turkish Get-Up that starts from the top. An excellent description of the lift can be found here.

The one-arm Zercher is a new one for me. The Zercher Squat I know - squat with a barbell or sandbag held in the crook of your arms. I can only assume the one-arm Zercher is the same lift done with either a dumbbell, barbell (ouch!), or sandbag and one arm.

The Steinborn lift is a way to get a barbell to your shoulders without a squat rack. Basically you stand a loaded barbell on one end, get against it, and then lever it onto your back. Check the pictures on Diesel Crew.

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