All Out Exercises for Strength and Power!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

On the training front, let's talk a bit more
about Bradley J. Steiner's "Essential Exercises."

I covered them in an email several days ago.

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Anyhow, one of Steiner's essential exercises for
the back was the power clean.

I agree that the power clean belongs on the list,
but I'd go a bit further and add a number of
other weightlifting movements to the program.

Some people call these "All Out" exercises. That's
an excellent term for them.

And I'll tell you something else. I very much wish
that someone had taught me to focus on these
exercises when I was a kid. It would have been
the best thing ever for my wrestling. I was a
very good wrestler in high school -- I won a
state championship in Greco-Roman wrestling --
but I would have been twice as good if I had
trained with All Out exercises.

So here are some exercises that I consider to
be "Essential Exercises" for athletes -- and for
anyone who wants to increase their strength
and power enormously:

1. Power cleans

Note: If you know how to do them, you can
use squat cleans instead. Or train both

2. Clean grip high pulls

3. Power Snatches

Note: If you know how to do them, you can
train split snatches or squat snatches. Or
train power snatches and your choice of
split or squat snatches.

4. Snatch grip high pulls

5. The power clean and press

Note: You can squat clean and press if you
prefer squat cleans. Ditto for the next two

6 . The power clean and push press

7. The power clean and jerk

8. Push presses

9. Jerks

Note: These can be power jerks or split

10. Snatch grip deadlifts

11. Clean grip deadlifts

12. Snatch grip or clean grip deadlifts
with a shrug at the top of the movement

All of the exercises listed above provide
multiple benefits. They simultaneously:

1. Build your strength and explosive power.

2. Improve your speed, balance, coordination,
timing and athleticism.

3. Train the heck out of your legs, back, hips
and shoulder girdle (which are the true keys
to Herculean super strength).

4. Build strong, thick bones.

5. Strengthen your nervous system, and help
maintain a strong mind-muscle link and
athletic movement patterns -- which makes
them very important for healthy aging.

For details on how to work these movements
into your training programs, see:

1. Chalk and Sweat (50 workouts for anyone from
beginners to advanced trainees, with many workouts
featuring weightlifting exercises):

2. Strength, Muscle and Power (29 chapters covering
a huge variety of topics, including how to add Olympic
lifting to your programs):

3. Black Iron: The John Davis Story (reveals World
and Olympic champion John Davis' actual training

4. The Doug Hepburn Training Course (how the 1953
World Weightlifting champion trained):

Note: This one is also available in Kindle and PDF
editions -- see the links at our Products page,
which is right here:

5. Gray Hair and Black Iron (how older lifters can
train safely and effectively with Olympic lifting

6. Dinosaur Training Secrets, Vol. 1 (covers many
different training approaches for cellar dwellers and
garage gorillas, including some excellent weightlifting

Note: This also is available in Kindle and PDF editions.
See the links at our Products page.

7. If you need help on how to perform the movements,
see my Going Strong at 54 DVD:

As always, thanks for reading, and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Thought for the Day: "You're never too
old to learn something new, and you're never
too old to lift!" -- Brooks Kubik