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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Mark Felix - 300 Pounds

Mark Felix has now lifted 300 pounds on the Rolling Thunder.

According to IronMind News, "while Mark’s lift on this clip is not official, it certainly shows how incredibly strong he is on this lift."


Friday, November 23, 2007

Grip Videos for Coaches

Strength Coaches,

Here are a few more grip exercises for you to try with your teams.

Around the World Plate Pinch

Timed Holds with the Sorinex G-Rex

Sledge Hammer Finger Walks

Keep checking back routinely for more Grip Strength exercises to add to your programs!


Increasing Isometric Strength for MMA

Increasing Isometric Strength for MMA

Smitty's latest post on the Q&A section.

Click here to see some ways to increase performance in MMA using odd objects and more.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Chris Mathison - Gripper Closes

Chris Mathison recently hooked a brutha up with a "Glob." A "Glob" is a dumbbell head cut from a globe-style dumbbell. It was from half a 60-pounder. Quite the challenging Griplement.

Chris tells me he has recently lifted his Glob and will posting the video soon. In the meantime, check him out getting it done with the COC #3 - Very shallow sets with the #3 with a credit card. Closes it or comes very very close multiple times in this video.

Chris is looking like he's just about ready for Captain-of-Crush certification!

In case you didn't notice, Chris was sporting one of the Light Blue Diesel Spine Shirt. Thanks for representing Grip DIESEL-style.

To get a DIESEL shirt of your own, click HERE.


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New Diesel Grip Videos

Here are some GRIP STRENGTH videos for you to feast on, freshly uploaded to the EliteFTS demo gallery:

Block Weight Tossing for Dynamic Effort Grip Training

Pinch Grip Fundamentals - Plate Pinching


New Section on STTB - Kirby's Korner

Here are some recent articles featured at

Kirby's Korner - November 2007

Kirby's Korner is a new Q & A with Personal Trainer, Jason Kirby. This month, some of what he covers includes: What are the real benefits of outdoor training? What makes a good warm-up? When are you ready to start playing with the heavy stuff?

Have you got a question you would like to ask a personal trainer? Shoot it over to Jason. Click HERE to shoot him an email.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Diesel Holiday Special

From now until Christmas day, when you buy the Diesel Nail Bending eBook for $39.97 AND buy the same value of Fat Bastard Barbell Company Bending Stock, you get $10 back from both companies.

You can order the Diesel Nail Bending eBook HERE.

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