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Saturday, March 10, 2007

10-Mar-07: John Eaton Droppin' Bombs!

John Eaton came to the Diesel Compound today and set some big PR's today! Major feats of grip strength!

I'm gonna come out and say this right now - John Eaton has the tools to do some major things in GRIP. If he sets his mind to it and actually starts training consistently, we'll all be in trouble! I am trying to get him to go to TPS with me on the 31st to compete in Grip Assault III! Wish me luck!

10-Mar-07: Have you been to the new Diesel Grip Site?

We recently introduced a new website dedicated to Grip Strength information - The Grip Authority! You need to check this one out and sign up for the newsletter. 2007 is going to be a huge year for Diesel Crew - tons of new content is coming out. Be sure to go over and check it out now, sign up for the newsletter, and be sure you never miss a thing out of The Grip Authority!

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Friday, March 09, 2007

09-Mar-07: Speed Bag Archives - Gus Keller

Recently I have fallen in love with the speed bag. I am getting better every day, but I am nowhere close to this marvelous bag striker.

Check back soon for more speed bag videos.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

08-Mar-07: Steve MacDonald Update

Steve MacDonald arrived at the Arnold Classic this past weekend to do battle with some of the best Strongman competitors the world has to offer. Unfortunately, Steve came down with a terrible sickness, but he stuck it out through the entire contest for an 8th place finish. One incredible highlight is that he completed a lift of a 500 plus pound atlas stone, as you can see in this video.

Congratulations, Steve!


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

05-Mar-07: What is an EVD?

I've seen some people asking What is an EVD? in response to the announcement of the 2006 Global Grip Challenge EVD product.

EVD stands for Electronic Video Disc. Why is this different from a DVD? Because I am willingly allowing you to take the footage from our contest and rip it from the disc itself and add it to your personal collection of electronic digital footage of yourself and of the athletes who competed in last year's contest. This has not been an option in past years, because they have been DVD format.

Once you get the disc, post your favorite highlights on youtube, myspace, or your own blog or site.

For any other questions, please feel free to EMAIL ME.


05-Mar-07: Kurt Angle Rumor Recap

This clip was sent to me by my buddy, Rick Walker. This Dana White interview has the exact clipet that Bubba the Love Sponge played for Kurt Angle in the interview I listened to and posted about the other night.

Big Thanks to Rick for sending this. Check out his page in the links section below - Reinventing Rick Walker.


Monday, March 05, 2007

05-Mar-07: Odd Haugan / Mark Henry Lift Circus Bell at Arnold Classic

Two very important photos in Grip Feat History.

Odd Haugan

Mark Henry

The circus dumbbell is 202 pounds on a 3 inch handle. Very impressive!!!

05-Mar-07: Kurt Angle Wrestling/UFC Rumors

For a while now there’s been some discussion on the possibility that some big names who most recently were employed by WWE might be going to TNA. Kurt Angle was on the Bubba the Love Sponge show today (on Sirius Satellite Radio, Howard 101) and in fact echoed most of these rumors. I did not catch the entire conversation, but I did in fact definitely hear Kurt Angle mention the following names as being in talks with TNA currently: Brock Lesnar, Hulk Hogan, Big Show, Andrew Martin, and Bill Goldberg. Bubba then asked Kurt, what about Chris Jericho, and Kurt said, “Well, that one’s a secret,” or something to that effect.

The whole conversation sounded legit. I didn’t hear any snickering. It didn’t seem like some kind of work or anything.

Then they moved on to the subject of UFC. Kurt Angle has been showing up in Real Fighter Magazine, making statements about his interest in moving into UFC. Tonight on the Bubba show, he said the only reason why he is not training to appear in UFC at this moment is because Dana White, the UFC President, does not want him to be involved in wrestling and fighting at the same time.

Bubba played a portion of a previous interview Dana gave. In it, Dana said that Kurt Angle is full of shit and that he does not really want to compete in UFC. Angle said that Dana White needs to get his stories straight.

Before the interview came to a close, Angle stated “I wanna fight for Dana White” and he also said that given the chance to fight for Dana White, he would stop wrestling and just make appearances on TNA tv and pay-per-views. One of Bubba’s colleagues then asked Angle what he would do if Dana said the only way he could fight was if he completely severed ties with TNA and wrestling and Kurt said he is extremely grateful for the relationship he has with TNA management, and he would not break off from them just to fight in UFC. He said his allegiance is to TNA, although he would like to be doing both.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

04-Mar-07: Global Grip Challenge 2006 EVD's are READY!

The 2006 Global Grip Challenge EVD's are ready! Get your copy today!
Send Jedd an email to order the GGC 2006 EVD. In June of 2006, the Diesel Crew held the Global Grip Challenge at The Sorinex facility in Irmo, South Carolina. This showdown saw new champions crowned in the Men’s large Hand and Small hand Division, as well as the Women’s Division. Also, Chad Woodall set a new World Record in the Vertical Bar lift.
The events at this contest were:

    -Credit Card Set Grippers
    -European Pinch Device
    -European Vertical bar
    -Blob Medley
    -Rolling Thunder
Also included in this disk were a magnificent show of strength feats by Erik “Hammerhead” Vining, and a Diesel dedication to Randall Strossen. All of this action is ready for you to behold.
The Diesel Crew has compiled all of the footage of the 2006 Global Grip Challenge onto EVD format. This disk will allow you to watch the entire contest as it happened, as well as cut up the footage, make your own highlight videos, and show the world.

This disk is only $19.95, plus $4.05 for shipping in the US. Please EMAIL ME to make your order.

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