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Elite Fitness Bench Press and Squat/Deadlift Index DVDs

Post by Scott Shetler » Sat May 21, 2005 1:38 am

The videos are excellent. Granted there is nothing really new on them, but the detail in which Jim goes over the exercises is far better than the Westside Videos and the Elite Seminar videos. These DVDs do not show you how to put together a workout (the seminar videos are the way to go for this). The nice thing about these DvDs is that for each exercise they go over ever little detail (the little stuff that usually makes teh big difference) and only show a few reps (as opposed to watching an entire workout like the WSB videos). These videos are more "to the point".

In the bench DVD Jim and Kevin start out going over the two main PL types of bench Metal Militia big arch style, and flat back feet forward straight line WSB style. They give great tips on set up, unracking the bar, tension techniques etc... Then they go over max effort lifts (reverse band, incline, floor, chains, bands, boards, etc) then supplementary lifts (extensions and JM's) then lats/back, delts, etc...

In the squat/deadlift DVD it opens with some INCREDIBLE meet squats and deads by the likes of Chuck V, Paul Childress, Andy Bolton, and Travis Mash. Incredibly motivating and makes you want to hit the gym. Great stuff! Then, Jim and JL go over the box squat and various max effort lifts (manta ray, cambered bar, safety squat bar, etc), then the deadlift Jim and kevin go over both conv and sumo, then the Max effort variations from pins, reverse bands, off blocks, etc.) Supplementary and accessory exercises are next, GHR, 45 degrees, rev hypers, pullthroughs, RDLs, abs, grip work etc... The video ends with a massive 700lb 1-board bench press by Dave Tate, probably doesn't count though, he was wearing a 2-Ply Metal Viking shirt and wrist wraps, we all know the shirt does ALL the lifting....

The price is a little high for the quality, but they actually explain things a little better than just "Because the Party says so." I recommend them highly as great insturctional aids to reinforce proper PL techniques, athletes would benefit too.

Due to the lack of cleans, snatches and Oly lifts, homos and non-benchers will not get a whole lot out of these videos.

Just my $0.02, but check em' out!

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Post by HawkSC » Sun May 22, 2005 8:53 pm

Scott,

I primarily use kbs and martial arts in my workout, but my routine calls for some dl with a thick 2.5" bar. Since I'm a newbie to dl and am feeling my way around without anybody here to learn from, the squat/dl dvd sounds perfect for someone like me.

Would you agree?

Thanks,

Jim

p.s. are you attending Steve C's seminar in Atlanta?

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Post by Scott Shetler » Mon May 23, 2005 10:05 am

Yeah, get the sq/dl index. They go over dl technique as well as many variations and assistance exercises. Good stuff.

Yeah, I will be at the Cotter thang in ATL. See you there.

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Post by HawkSC » Mon May 23, 2005 7:23 pm

Thanks Scott. I ordered it this morning.

I still ahven't decided whether I want to do kettlebells in Atlanta in July. I live in SC so I'm only about 3-4 hours away.

Where is it going to be held at?

Jim

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Post by Scott Shetler » Mon May 23, 2005 10:41 pm

right now I think it is going to be held at Piedmont Park, but I am going to start working with a huge 80,000 sq ft. sports training facility soon, and if they are open in time I may see about doing it there. Hopefully that works out.

Shoot me an email and I will add you to the list and keep you updated: [email protected]

Thanks man.

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Post by Dave » Tue May 24, 2005 2:25 am

Yes, as of right now Peidmont Park is the place. We are waiting for Steve's web designer to update his site. As soon as it is done we will post the links so everyone can signup for it. It should be ready any day.


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Re: Elite Fitness Bench Press and Squat/Deadlift Index DVDs

Post by powerlifter54 » Wed May 25, 2005 3:43 pm

Scott Shetler wrote: Due to the lack of cleans, snatches and Oly lifts, homos and non-benchers will not get a whole lot out of these videos.

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