Andrey Malanichev Speaks To Animal, Part I

Create: 01/02/2014 - 20:07
ANIMAL: What do you think about your recent performance at the GPA World Championships in Finland? Of course you set the all-time WR raw total that had been there since 1975. Andrey Malanichev (AM): I am happy with everything except my squat. With the squat, I didn't get an opportunity to adequately warm up. My goal was 465 kg (1025 lb), but because I was late, I couldn't make this goal. I asked them if I could make a 4th attempt, but I was not permitted. I was disappointed, but I understand that rules are rules. Considering I only had two months to prepare for this meet, I was otherwise satisfied with my performance. To all the Animals and all my fans, I want to thank you for your support. ANIMAL: You got a red light for the third squat (1003 lb). What went through your head when you found out? AM: My squat goal for this meet was high. In my mind, I was envisioning a successful lift of 465 kg (1025 lb). So when I didn't make 455 kg, I was disappointed. But I have time and I know I can do 465 or even 470. This is a goal for me at Raw Unity Meet 7 in Florida in February. ANIMAL: How do you train? AM: I train 3 times a week. On Monday, I squat. Wednesday, it's bench press. Friday, dead lift. On each day, I do 4 sets of 12 repetitions. I will also work my abdominals on each of these days. Then on Saturday, I bench press again and repeat. My training is very simple, very basic. It works well for me. ANIMAL: At your level, how do you ensure continued progression in your training cycles? For example, is it more about technique, total weight lifted, or something else? AM: It is all about the weight. The more you lift during training itself, the more it will become apparent at a meet. When you create a plan, you must follow it carefully and complete it entirely, every workout. Working with heavy weights is always risky. Error can lead to injury. Great weight can injure you even when used properly, especially when training raw and without equipment. ANIMAL: How important is nutrition to you and what is your approach to nutrition? AM: Like my training, my nutrition is also simple. I live in Russia. Russian winters are very cold. So to maintain my energy, I need to eat high calories foods and lots of them. //Read more//

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Submitted by JASON MANENKOFF on
"ANIMAL: How do you train? AM: I train 3 times a week. On Monday, I squat. Wednesday, it's bench press. Friday, dead lift. On each day, I do 4 sets of 12 repetitions. I will also work my abdominals on each of these days. Then on Saturday, I bench press again and repeat. My training is very simple, very basic. It works well for me." Lol. Perhaps some of Andrey's answer got lost in translation since every video I've seen of him is 3 reps and under. Iron Arena Powerlifting & Performance www.iron-arena.com

Submitted by Animal Rep on
[quote=JASON MANENKOFF] Lol. Perhaps some of Andrey's answer got lost in translation since every video I've seen of him is 3 reps and under. [/quote] I believe Andrey was talking here about the off season. When he prepares for a meet, his training changes.

Submitted by Team McCloskey on
GREAT INTERVIEW! STRONG INDIVIDUAL! PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: UNBREAKABLEGEAR WESTCARYBARBELL

Submitted by Konstantin Zhekov on
Something was misunderstood for sure. Training in one gym with him I've never seen him doing more than 6 reps even warming up with one plate each side of the bar. P.S. I've asked Andrey few hours ago in the gym about these 12 reps. His answer was "12 are for abdominals only of course, they've mixed the things up". If anybody from Animal reads this please correct