The Greek Chapter-Alexandrous Kouvakas Training-Part1/3

This is the first part of the first series out of six series that documents my trip to Greece back in March. During my trip, I had the opportunity to learn more about the Greek Weightlifting Training System and film the training of many athletes of the Greek National Weightlifting Team, as well as meeting some amazing people and making new friends along the way.

This series contains the training session of the second day of the week of my friend Alexandros Kouvakas (who is part of the Greek national Olympic Weightlifting team) under his coach Dimitri Vellianitis in the Athina Weightlifting Club.

Normally the training sessions are divided into morning and afternoon sessions but at that day he had only one light training session.

The training session started around 12 pm and was composed of:


Joint rotations

Barbell Back raises

Banded Scapular retractions 

Partial GHR/ Russian Curls


Power Snatch + Overhead Squat up to 130kg

Power Clean + Jerk  up to 170kg

High  reps back squat with a band around the knees

After finishing up his volume for the day, Alex did other accessory exercises which are not in the film.



I will be revealing the content of the remaining series as I publish them.


Part 1