Site Mirror: JV Askem - "The Cable/Bar Guy"

John Victor (JV) Askem died of a brain tumor March 16, 2003 at age 56. He was a weightlifting and strongman coach, author, writer, and held Washington state deadlift records in the masters age group.

This is an OntarioStrongman.ca partial mirror of his website, exactly as JV had published it, comprising the bulk of his training articles. Although his original site has vanished from the internet, it was an invaluable training reference for thousands, and should remain so.

Update: The late Jesse Marunde had re-written all of JV's articles that were online here and added them to www.marunde-muscle.com in the articles section.

WELCOME
TO THE WORLD OF
THE CABLE/ BAR GUY
(THE PERSONAL WEB SITE OF J.V. ASKEM)
I am an author, physical culturist, body maintenance specialist, plus sometimes a personal trainer and Olympic style weightlifting coach. My experience extends back over 40 years with fitness and strength training as a former bodybuilder, competitive weightlifter, powerlifter, swimmer, and cyclist.
TIME IS SHORT!!!!!!

TIME IS SHORT! INDEX (Updated 12-21-02)

BACK BY REQUEST! INDEX (Updated 12-12-02)
   
 J.V. ASKEM PERFORMING AN OVERHEAD SUPPORT WITH 400 POUNDS.
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THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEB SITE IS to acquaint strength athletes, coaches, personal trainers, and fitness enthusiasts with the benefits of a new training system that I have developed, and to enhance the overall health and fitness of the same.

IRON GAME BULLETIN BOARD

1. PACIFIC NORTHWEST LIFTERS' CORNER

OLYMPIC LIFTING SCHEDULE & PROMOTERS
NEW 2003 WORLDS INFORMATION
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STRONGMAN SCHEDULE & PROMOTERS
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POWER LIFTING PROMOTERS
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INDEX OF
THE CABLE/ BAR GUY'S FEATURES
LATEST FEATURES

AN INTERVIEW WITH WASHINGTON'S STRONGEST MAN

OREGON'S STRONGEST BEAVER
STRONGMAN CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS
New article: November 11th, 2002

PERIODIZATION
New article: October 23rd, 2002

GOOD SQUAT/ BAD SQUAT!!!

MY CONDITION
Updated: August 30th, 2002

SINGLE & DOUBLE KNEE BEND PULLING
(NEW: 5-20-02)

STRENGTH TRAINING ON CAMPUS

2002 MIDWEST STRONGMAN CHALLENGE
J.V.'s TIGHT WAD SERIES
3. J.V's FARMERS WALK IMPLEMENTS
    J.V's LEG CURL/ EXTENSION ATTACHMENT
TRAINING ARTICLES
4. CREATING A STRENGTH TRAINING PROTOCOL
    Part 1: Foundation/ Maintenance Training
    Part 2: The "5X5" Principle
    Part 3: Athletic Weight Training
     CLICK HERE>>> PARTS: 1 THROUGH 3
5. LEARNING THE BASICS
    Part 1: Clean Pulls & Cleans
      Part 2: Snatching & Snatch Pulls
      Part 3: The Power Clean & Push Press
      Part 4: Quality Over Quantity
      Part 5: The Critical Pulling Height Distance
      Part 6: A Jerk Is A Jerk!!!!!!!
      Part 7: No Man's Land!
      Part 8: The Muscle Snatch
    CLICK HERE >>>  PARTS: 1 THROUGH 8
6.  A PRESSING SITUATION
      Part 1: The Olympic Press
      Part 2: Strict Pressing
      Part 3: The Overhead Press Rules
     CLICK HERE >>> PARTS: 1 THROUGH  3
7. KNOWING YOUR HISTORY
    Part 1: Power Lifting As An Olympic Sport?!?!
     Part 2: Power Lifting's Roots.
     Part 3: Power Lifting's Roots, The Women
     Part 4: Cleans versus Continentals!
     CLICK HERE>>> PARTS: 1 THROUGH 4
8. GRIP RELATED ARTICLES
     Part 1: Training The Grip, Part 1
     Part 2: Training The Grip, Part 2
     Part 3: Analysis Of Thick Bar Lifting
    CLICK HERE>>>>PARTS: 1 THROUGH 3
9.  IMPORTANT ASSISTANCE EXERCISES
      A. Front Squats
      B. Good Mornings
      C. Hack Lifts
      D. Romanian Deadlifts 
      E. Windmills
      F. Zercher Lifts & Zercher Squats
      CLICK HERE>>>> PARTS: A THROUGH F
10. OTHER FEATURES
     A. Squats For Athletic Weight Training
     B. Dead Lifting
     C. Dead Lifting, Part 2
     D. Reversed Leg Raise Attachment
     E. The Hook Grip
     F. Inexpensive Lifting Shoes
     G. Weighed Push Ups
     CLICK HERE > PARTS: A THROUGH F
11.STRONGMAN ARTICLES INDEX
LINKS PAGE
PLACES OF INTEREST---LINKS TO OTHER WEB  SITES.
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THIS WEB SITE IS WRITTEN AND IS MAINTAINED
BY J.V. ASKEM
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