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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

23-May-07: Updated Bio Page at

Lots of new updates to the site. Check out the updated Bio page at


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

22-May-07: Julio Franco

Julio Franco is a back-up First Baseman now, and a routine pinch hitter, for the New York Mets. While these factoids might not seem impressive, he is still one of my favorite baseball players. Julio is currently the oldest regular position player in Major League history! Look at the picture below. Does that look like a near 50-year old athlete? No way! Julio has found a way to halt time and aging, and I have all the respect in the world for them. When I get home from work and I don't feel like training, there are a lot of inspirational athletes I think about to get myself going, and Julio is one of them. If he can continue to battle injury and come to the park day in, day out, at nearly 50 years old, then I can surely walk down the stairs and hit a solid workout in my basement gym!

Keep going Julio Franco! I am behind you all the way.

Here are a couple of Julio Franco links for you to enjoy:


Monday, May 21, 2007

21-May-07: Anyone want to get rid of a Blob

Please send me an email if you have a 50-pound Blob you'd like to get rid of or a Blob50.



Sunday, May 20, 2007

20-May-07: Chad Woodall wins Munsterland Grip Contest

Chad Woodall won the Munsterland Grip Contest yesterday, and following the contest, became (I believe) the first person to lift 3-15kg plates with no supporting device. Wade Gillingham has done 3-35's with a pipe inside.

During the contest, Chad set a new World Record in the Two Hand Pinch. Here is a list of the top ten pinch lifts on the European Adjustable Pinch Apparatus:
    1. Chad Woodall, USA 111.5k MGC III 2007
    2. Martin Arildsson, Sweden 111.1k LGC XVI 2007
    3. David Horne, England 107.2k CC 2005
    4. Dave Thorton, USA 103.1k GGC 2006
    5. Nick McKinless, England 101.8k CC 2005
    6. Jedd Johnson, USA 101.2k GGC 2005
    7. Dean Bolt, Wales 100.3k IG 2004
    8. Steve McGranahan, USA 95.1k CC 2005
    9. Eli Kiener, USA 92.1k GGC 2005
    10.Benny Wennberg, Sweden 91.0k Euro 2004

Chad and Theo Burgraaff tied in the Vertical Bar at a new All-time high with 177.7 k.

The final results from the Nusterland Grip Championships will be posted as soon as they are available.


20-May-07: British Iron Grip Results

Nick McKinless outlines the results of the British iron Grip Contest, which took place yesterday. go to BEYOND STRONG.