We always hear about "old school strength" but what is it, really? Well, one thing's for sure, we don't see a whole lotta dumbbell training going on nowadays.
Back in the day, "old school strength" books and magazines show athletes and lifters using heavy dumbbells (dumbbells weighing 100- 200 + lbs) for movements such as:
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- Military Presses
- Clean & Press
- Bent Press
Let's get back after these old school lifts.
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Try the "Old School Strength" Workout below using as heavy a weight as possible for at each rep range.
1A) Sandbag Power Clean x 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 reps
1B) Strict Dumbbell Military Press x 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 reps
Post the weights you used in the comments section.
If you're pushing your work capacity and endurance, set the clock and post your time as well.
Your weights can vary with each rep range and you don't necessarily need to choose a weight light enough to complete each rep range consecutively.
Post your weights / time in the comments section below.