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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Kettlebell Contest at Powerfest?

Someone recently asked if there would be a kettlebell lifting contest at Powerfest.

There is a kettlebell seminar on saturday morning, but there will be no kettlebells in the actual strongman contest sunday.

If there's time, we may be able to do a kettlebell lift for fun afterwards though - who knows.

If you want to come by, just introduce yourself and maybe we can hook that up. I'm sure there will be plenty of kb's there.

Dave has BIG kettlebells. I can't wait to try them!

Like I said, currently, there is NOT one scheduled, but if there is time, we MAY be able to throw something together. At this point, anything is possible, so if you are interested, please come over and introduce yourself and we will see what we can put together. I'd be glad to bring it up to Dave, if there is interest in that.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Room for Two on the Skunk's Platform?

Is there room for two on the Speedbag Skunk's platform? Let's find out!


New Article on the DIESEL Site

Did you catch this article in the Strength and Fitness Newsletter last week?

Shortness of Breath by Frank DiMeo

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Wanna write for our site? Send your submissions to NAPALM


Sunday, January 20, 2008

POWERFEST - This Weekend!

This Weekend - January 26 and 27, 2008 - is POWERFEST 2008!

Dave Bellomo of has put together an incredible health and strength expo in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This event will include a MAX Kettlebells Certification Seminar, strength, fitness, and nutrition booths, and a Bench Press Contest organized by Niko Hulslander.

As if that weren't enough, the DIESEL CREW will be holding a Strongman Contest. This Strongman event is gonna be HUGE, with $450 on the line! Are you a Strongman competitor looking for a quick payday? There will be $50 for each 1st Place finish and $200 to the overall winner.

Events include:

    Log Press for Reps - 225 Lbs
    Axle Deadlift for Reps - 450 Lbs
    Sandbag Carry for Distance - 200 Lbs
    Farmer's Hold for Time - 150 Lbs
    Truck Pull - Speed Event

Here's the rundown of what you need to know:

WHEN: January 26 & 27, 2008
WHERE: YMCA Arena Williamsport, PA 17701
CONTACT: Dave Bellomo @ 570.321.5339

You can get entry forms and see more information about this big Strongman event at the official POWERFEST website at

In addition, we will have some of our Grip toys for the public to try out.

Are you ready to become the first POWERFEST Strongman Champion? Come show us!


Mark Felix - OFFICIAL Record Holder on Rolling Thunder

According to Dr. Strossen, Mark Felix has broken the record on the Rolling Thunder and lifted an incredible 301 pounds!

Check out a pic and a write-up of the competition, HERE.

Congratulations to Mark Felix.