Lots of emotion heated up from yesterday's video with Ricky Bruch.
But, even though some disagreed with what may have been Ricky Burch's past (who can say for fact what he did or did not do and deep down who gives a shit), let's look at what we can learn from his videos.
That's how I like to view things: How can I LEARN from X, Y, Z, rather than finding the negative.
There is enough negativity on the internet, I ask you to please not bring it here.
This light of trying to learn and find the positive rather than the negative has been a LARGE factor in my success, which is largely in part due to my mind set.
Check this next video out, a favorite lift of mine is hit HARD in this video with Ricky Bruch:
That movement? we can call it the power curl.
It's a hybrid hang clean and cheat curl, and it places your wrists in a more comfortable position than a typical olympic style hang clean.
Is one better than the other, it all depends on your goals.
If you're an O lifter, than obviously the olympic style clean is best.
I have cranked these power curls sometimes FIRST in a workout, hitting 205 on a straight bar and curl bar.
I was FIRST exposed to these while training with a super heavyweight bodybuilder at my old stomping grounds, Diamond Gym.
The guy who cranked these would hit several sets of 6 - 10 reps during a workout with 275 lbs! The guy was a PURE beast and strong as hell, he LOVED to train heavy and would routinely do 4 - 5 EASY sets of deep squats for 10 reps with 495 lbs, NO joke.
The power curl will pack muscle on your back, shoulders, traps, biceps and forearms.
I suggest you give it a go, with a straight bar, thick bar or an ez curl bar.
The Power Curl will NOT be performed with 95 lbs.
I don't suggest cranking these until you can perform them properly with at least 135 lbs.
Let me hear your thoughts on other unorthodox lifts and this last video of Ricky.
I do like the low budget gym he is training in, it's amazing the type of results one can get from inside these "hole in the wall" warehouse gyms.
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