How To Squat With Chains (VIDEO)

This video shows you how to SQUAT WITH CHAINS…

If you want to develop speed, strength and power
on your Squats, you must try squatting against chains.
It’ll make you stronger out of the hole AND at lockout.

The Chains work by accomodating resistance, meaning
that as you lower the bar into the hole the weight gets
lighter (as the heavy chain ends up on the floor). Then,
as you drive the bar out of the hole all the way to lockout,
the weight gets heavier (as the heavy chain ends up in
the air).

Chains are an awesome way for Powerlifters, strength
enthusiasts and serious athletes to increase their
strength, speed and power. So if you fall into one of
those categories (and I’d bet my last dollar that you do),
you must start using chains in your strength training.

bands-and-chainsThe results are mind-blowing.

Chains can be used whilst you do speed work, max
effort work and repetition work.

For more info on how to correctly use chains on your
Squat AND your Bench and Deadlift, check out my
book, Bands And Chains. Just click the image below
to do so:

 

Do This – Pull More Weight. Period.

There has been a lot of debate recently,
between both coaches, athletes and lifters
alike, about the correct starting position
for the Deadlift.

In particular, the focus has been on whether
or not to retract the shoulder blades at
the start of the Deadlift.

Some say you should and some say you
shouldn’t.

I don’t, and don’t have any of my clients retract
their shoulder blades either.

Instead, I tell them to arch their lower back
and relax their shoulders and upper back.

This reduces the range of motion, which
is important if you want to reach your
strength potential of the Deadlift.

There is also no way that the shoulders
will stay retracted when you get strong
on the Deadlift. I can’t think of a single
top Deadlifter who retracts their shoulder
blades before they pull.

So to re-cap:

In the start position of your pull you
should arch the lower back hard and relax
the upper back and shoulders.

Now go hit a PB at the gym!

To discover more Deadlift secrets, check
out this:

Explode your deadlift

Talk to you soon,

Andy Bolton

Knee Wrapping Technique For The Squat

 

How you wrap your knees on the Squat is very
important. Here are three things to remember:

1. The tighter you “pre-stretch” your knee wraps
before you put them on, the better you will be
able to wrap your knees. So don’t skimp on the
preparation. Really crank them up before you start
wrapping your knees

2. Wrap both knees the same way. There are
several ways to successfully wrap your knees. In
the video I show you the easiest and most fool-
proof way to do it. Whatever way you choose,
do both knees the same!

3. Wrap the knees in-to-out, NOT out-to-in. This
will help force your knees out as you Squat, which
should result in more power. When your knees cave
in – you have a strength leakage

For more information on how to increase your
Squat, check out my book…

Click here to discover how to “Explode Your Squat”

Explode your squat

Talk to you soon,

Andy B

Assistance Exercises For The Powerlifts

If there is one part of the body that is
essential to the success of a lifter, it
is the BACK.

Every lifter needs a strong back.

It doesn’t matter whether or not you
are a Powerlifter, Weightlifter, Strongman
or Bodybuilder – without a strong back,
you won’t achieve your potential.

It was predominately the strength of my
own back that allowed me to Deadlift
1000lbs for the first time in history.

And every guy who’s ever won Bodybuilding’s
biggest show – The Mr Olympia; had a
massive, strong back.

Think of Dorian Yates and Ronnie Coleman
and you’ll see what I mean.

It’s for that reason that I made you this
video… to give you some ideas for training
your back…

To make it stronger and improve your Squat,
Bench and Deadlift.

Enjoy it…

For more information on how to increase
your Squat, Bench and Deadlift, check out
this:

Explode your squat benchpress and deadlift

Talk to you soon,

Andy B

Andy Bolton Squat And Deadlift Training: 27/7/2011

A. Squat against 80kg of Chain:

Worked up to 3 doubles with 285kg

B. Block Pull (starting below knee height):

Worked up to 365kg x 2 with no chalk

C. Deadlift from the floor:

245kg x 2

D. High Block Pull (grip work):

305kg x 20 seconds, 345kg x 20 seconds

no chalk

Made a mistake with the camera again as I
forgot to charge the battery! Duh! Will be
back with videos next week.

Andy B.

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How To Deadlift Like A Pro (Video)

I’ve written a new Deadlift article for you…

Check it out by clicking the link below:

how to deadlift like a pro

If you want a BIGGER Deadlift, it’s a must
read (there’s a video too):

how to deadlift like a pro

5 Ways To Build A Bigger Bench

I’ve written a new Bench Press article for you…

Check it out by clicking the link below:

5 ways to a bigger benchpress

If you want a BIGGER Bench Press, it’s a must
read (there’s a video too):

 

How To Squat Like A Champion

I’ve written a new Squat article for you…

Check it out by clicking the link below:

How to Squat Like a Champion

If you want a BIGGER Squat, it’s a must
read (there’s a video too):

Andy Bolton: A Video Of Some Of My Best Lifts

Someone made this and posted it on YouTube.

It has some of my best lifts. Check it out.

Andy