HMMR Podcast Episode 93: Without Weights

Strength coaches often take the weight room for granted. But what would you do if you did not have access to a bar and weights? On this week’s podcast we look at strategies to get stronger without weights. In addition, we tackle the latest listener questions.


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  1. Tyler McCart
    Tyler McCart says:

    I am interested to hear more on the cleansing cycle. What it is? How it works? Why do it? When to do it? Is it apart of Coach B’s methodology? Thanks!

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  2. Joe Burke
    Joe Burke says:

    Absolutely best lift outside the weight room…jumping pistol squat. Boris Zaitchouk, the first man over 80 meters in hammer, hated back and front squats. After he squatted 200 kilos for a single he never back squatted again, He, however, pistol squatted with jumps 4 sets of 8 at 40kilos. (Try it 🙂 Nice thing about pistol squats is that very little strain on the back so they can be used with athletes with sore backs.

    I had an athlete with no access to a squat rack work up over a year to 4 sets of 10 with 40lbs with pistol squats…vertical jump went from 28 to 34 inches over the same period.

    With young hammer throwers we never use the weight room! No need to do this until they get strong enough to need heavier weights. We do lift but only with dumbbells, kettlebells and bodyweight.

    People forget that 80-90% throws ( especially with hammer) are in themselves a form of weight training. I think heavy lifting especially with young throwers gets in the way of developing feel for the event.

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