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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Iron Sheik's Persian Clubs

I have scoured YouTube looking for the Iron Sheik doing his Persian Clubs ever since I saw him doing them on an episode of Cheap Seats a while back. I was never able to find any. And then tonight I found two!

Here is a Persian Club Demo the Iron Sheik performed at the very tail end of a shoot interview he did. I have this video, but the quality is poor. The one you see below is much better.

Obviously the clubs he is using are not what he used to use all those years ago on the TV wrestling shows.

In this clip below, the Sheik performs his club demo not once, not twice, but three times. 75-lbs apiece? I'm not completely sure of that, but nevertheless a very impressive feat of strength.

If you know of any other clips of the Iron Sheik swinging his Persian Clubs, please let me know. Leave a comment or email me.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Understanding Elbows on the Speed Bag

In true Kung Fu Theater fashion, Zach Ruffo goes over the several point son building elbow strikes into your striking routine with the speed bag.


Several Great Articles from ELITE

The email newsletter is excellent today. I really enjoyed reading the following articles.

The Stretch Reflex by Dr. Michael Yessis

Rules fr Maintaining a Successful Powerlifting Club by Travis Mash

Functional Training: An Obsolete Term? by Karsten Jensen

Anatomical Fixer Upper by Ty Ferrell


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Smitty - Men's Health Trainer of the Month

Smitty recently garnered the award of Men's Health Trainer of the Month! Check out our site, for more details.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Blob Plus 20

I recently was able to lift the 50-lb Blob with 20 lbs added to it via a string set-up.


Monday, May 12, 2008

New Diesel Site!

The New Diesel Site is Revealed!

The long awaited newly designed Diesel site is live! We've listened to your feedback and have redesigned the entire site for easier navigation and better viewing.

A new forum will be released in about a month too, so you can network with others in the strength community and share your knowledge.

Let me know how you like the new site!