Mitchell Hooper Trains Overhead Press with Bands, Locks Out 200 Kilograms (440 Kilos) for Reps

The champion is already getting ready for his subsequent contest.

2023 Global’s Most powerful Guy (WSM) and 2023 Arnold Strongman Vintage champion Mitchell Hooper wasted no time getting again to paintings and getting ready for his subsequent contest. Hooper will likely be one in every of 12 males competing within the 2023 Giants Are living Strongman Vintage (GLSC), on the iconic Royal Albert Corridor in London, England on July 8, 2023. By means of all accounts, Hooper seemed to be wholesome and locked in mentally when he shared a contemporary coaching video.

On Might 15, 2023, Hooper posted an Instagram Reel of himself acting status barbell overhead presses in a squat rack with resistance bands hooked up to the bar and rack.

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Hooper published within the publish feedback that he measured the resistance implemented through the bands and showed that he was once running with a complete weight of 184 kilograms (405.7 kilos) on the backside of the rep and 200 kilograms (440 kilos) within the lockout place. That weight comprises the barbell itself, which was once loaded to 174.6 kilograms (385 kilos).

Within the video, he’s noticed taking a large stance throughout the rack whilst dressed in a weightlifting belt, wrist wraps, and elbow sleeves. Hooper carried out 3 reps and held the general repetition locked overhead for a couple of additional moments sooner than returning the bar to the rack. Within the publish caption, Hooper shared why he was once the use of this actual workout — to construct triceps-focused lockout energy.

“Operating on just right, forged lockouts. Time to stay pushing.”

This manner is also a smart one for the Canadian strongman as a result of some of the occasions indexed for the impending GLSC is the Viking Press, which requires competition to accomplish a status shoulder press with handles at shoulder degree and heavy items set on an equipment at the back of them. The athlete will have to have the ability to carry out the clicking and lockout their elbows with no need to bend their knees to generate additional pressure — sometimes called “double dipping.”

Hooper was once strategically the use of bands at the barbell, which introduced extra resistance as he pressed the burden upward. This compelled him to paintings tougher to succeed in the lockout. For the reason that bands implemented much less rigidity on the backside, they weren’t impacting Hooper’s shoulders as a lot, making this a extra environment friendly method to teach whilst emphasizing energy within the ultimate lockout segment of the elevate.

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With each the Arnold and Global’s Most powerful Guy titles beneath his belt, Hooper is also going into the Giants Are living Strongman Vintage as a favourite. He’s going to be going through stiff pageant within the type of Oleksii Novikov, the 2020 WSM champion who has received the former two editions of the GLSC in 2021 and 2022, in addition to two-time WSM winner Tom Stoltman, and 9 different elite strongmen who glance to win the name for themselves.

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Featured Video: @mitchellhooper on Instagram

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