The Sots Press

Man, we’re really on a roll with Steve Cotter material these days.  Here Steve demonstrates the Sots press, which will absolutely rock your world.

There are plenty of videos of different folks doing this move, but Steve actually takes the time to explain why it’s so darn hard (namely, the complete lack of leverage it imparts).

It’s a relatively new training technique, named after the great Russian weightlifter Viktor Sots.  Although he was not on the weightlifting scene for long, Sots was notoriously strong as a bull and a real contender in the Sub-Heavyweight class back in the early 1980s.

If you’ve never done a Sots press, you may need to start with a lighter weight than you’d imagine.  Sounds simple enough (just do a press from the bottom squat position), but they are capital-T Tough.


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