Thursday, October 6, 2011

Beautiful Training

"History teaches everything including the future." -Alphonse de Lamartine
Thanks to Josh Leeger for directing me to an excellent blog post from Ross Enamait. The videos are the training of Russian Greco-Roman wrestlers. The training is refreshing to watch and the athletes are just that... athletes!

These videos reminded me of the Polish Olympic weightlifting training videos. As evident in these videos (10 parts on Youtube), these guys are far from just weightlifters, they are beyond athletic of what you might see today... and the weightlifting that they compete in sure as hell doesn't hurt their ability to display great power in the other exercises done in the video; real weights and real movement.

Weightlifting, gymnastics, sprints, plyos, throwing, playing basketball, soccer, flexibility, general conditioning/obstacle/adventure runs, training done outside... combined with sound coaching and thorough evaluations by the medical staff. Awesome stuff!


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