Ano Turtainen Training Footage

Create: 04/16/2009 - 08:15
Here is some recent training footage of Ano Turtainen and others from METAL Gym in Finland. Turtainen has been returning from a biceps tear which he suffered in August while deadlifting. If his recovery stays on schedule, he plans to compete in the WPC European Championships in June. In the first video, Turtainen pulls only about 20 pounds less than the weight he was using when he suffered his injury. Also deadlifting are Juha Pylkkanen and Joonas Haapasaari.
Turtiainen, Pylkkanen, Haapasaari, Samu Huupponen, Juha Miettinen, Miika Ruuskanen, and Ilkka Lukkarinen do good mornings with a killbar while simultaneously rack deadlifting:
Turtainen's EliteFTS log.

Comments

Submitted by Blake D (not verified) on
What a gym! I would love to travel to Finland to get in on some of those crazy workouts.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Ano tore his bicep and at the time used a lot of chains and bands. mainly chains. These can be very hard on the tendons, no wonder he tore a bicep. YET he continues to use chains week in week out. it's only a matter of time. Im a fan of the guy as a powerlifter and a business man, but he should use his clearly intelligent head and stop constantly using something that hurt him int he first place. Even Andy B had made reference to how he tore his bicep and the correlation between the constant usage of chains and the injury. hope Ano is back lifting soon at meets!

Submitted by david kuck on
Those gm, rack pull combos is a very good idea. I agree with harrod on this... your back would be hurtin for a while after these

Submitted by Mike M (not verified) on
[quote=david kuck]Those gm, rack pull combos is a very good idea. I agree with harrod on this... your back would be hurtin for a while after these[/quote] Ano should try the Mechanical Ox that Ox Mason created. I don't have one, but have been trying to convince my local gym to buy one. It would provide the same training effects while being easier to set up and use as it's a machine. The thing looks f***ing brutal, and I know Ox really seemed to benefit from regular use with deadlift/squats and GM/romanian DLs. Just a thought.

Submitted by Dammstrate on
I don't get the relationship between chains and injury. Why would they be any more or less hard on tendons than free weight? Just because a guy who uses chains blows a bicep doesn't mean there is a cause and effect relationship.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Dammstrate]I don't get the relationship between chains and injury. Why would they be any more or less hard on tendons than free weight? Just because a guy who uses chains blows a bicep doesn't mean there is a cause and effect relationship.[/quote] The hand that is under turned is already in a weak position any sort of swaying which chain's give you put's extra stress on the bicep's i dont know of any of top five deadlifters lifting today who use chain's but let's just wait and see eh

Submitted by zane geeting on
[quote=Anonymous][quote=Dammstrate]I don't get the relationship between chains and injury. Why would they be any more or less hard on tendons than free weight? Just because a guy who uses chains blows a bicep doesn't mean there is a cause and effect relationship.[/quote] The hand that is under turned is already in a weak position any sort of swaying which chain's give you put's extra stress on the bicep's i dont know of any of top five deadlifters lifting today who use chain's but let's just wait and see eh[/quote] The chains should never fully leave the ground which eliminates any swaying. So try again please

Submitted by mick manley1 (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous][quote=Dammstrate]I don't get the relationship between chains and injury. Why would they be any more or less hard on tendons than free weight? Just because a guy who uses chains blows a bicep doesn't mean there is a cause and effect relationship.[/quote] The hand that is under turned is already in a weak position any sort of swaying which chain's give you put's extra stress on the bicep's i dont know of any of top five deadlifters lifting today who use chain's but let's just wait and see eh[/quote] 3. 894.0 (405.5) *3.29X Ano Turtiainen (Finland/67) 2/24/02 (405.5 kg. @ 123.3 kg.) (Columbus, Ohio) (WPO) 295. 320.1 *1xbw ANON129 (duescheland/92) 03/01/2009 (320.1lb at 320lbs) (yougotpwned, FL)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Wow, this isn't a new exercise or anything. People seem shocked by it like it's new or something. Like it's been said, the mechanical "OX" was made because this is exactly what they used to do before the machine. Nothing new. Great exercise though.

Submitted by gopostal42 on
if your arm is straight when you pull you don't have anything to worry about. people get in trouble when they're starting to lock out and bend there arms a tad. every bi tear i've seen has been caused by that. small is a state of mind - Derek Wilcox

Submitted by strongsin on
[quote=gopostal42]if your arm is straight when you pull you don't have anything to worry about. people get in trouble when they're starting to lock out and bend there arms a tad. every bi tear i've seen has been caused by that. small is a state of mind - Derek Wilcox[/quote] This is the only truth! Chains and bands has nothing to do with that! The biceps tear also happens often in SM, the crucifix hold, and the main reason is: bend arms on the start!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
ano is a great puller but he is not 3rd on all time list bolton benni kk fought tibo frank and chains are very dangerous for deadlift ,your choice if you want to listen does any of the above use them ,dont think so

Submitted by Mick Manley on
[quote=Anonymous]ano is a great puller but he is not 3rd on all time list bolton benni kk fought tibo frank and chains are very dangerous for deadlift ,your choice if you want to listen does any of the above use them ,dont think so[/quote] fought pulled 900 at 308, ano pulled 894 at 275, thats just as good if not better. Stop talkin out your ass, bicep tears are a part of pling and happen often. Stop acting like you know what everyone does in training.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
how the hell do you know what they use? Are you their Coach and there for all of their sessions?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
westside pulls a lot with bands....not known for bicep tears. sometimes shit happens

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Tibor has also torn his bicep,long time ago..bicep tears happens often to BIG pullers in the 350-450kg range.

Submitted by D.J. (not verified) on
ano is one of my favorite deadlifters of all time, good to see him back on the platform! I dont know i think biceps may tear more often because they are neglected by powerlfiters often, most powerlifters say they get enough bicep work through rows and lat work, i think thats bullcrap. The muscle just like any other muscle should be worked and should be stretched...plus biceps are a great stabilizer in the bench press

Submitted by Luc (not verified) on
Keep in mind too that if you watch the video where Ano tore his biceps, he was doing multiple reps. Risidual fatigure could have very well played a role. We all know with deadlift that as the reps get higher, the form tends to get worse. With most injuries though, there are often so many variables and these things are very subjective that you can't single out a specific thing and label it as dangerous for everyone. The best we can do is over time notice trends and make reccomendations based on such. Just my opinion though.

Submitted by Chris Jenkins (not verified) on
I think Ano has another big deadlift inside waiting to come out.. Great video