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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Core Training - Chain Sit-ups

Here is a video demonstrating straight leg sit-ups with chains, ie. dynamic loading with an odd-object.

This exercise targets the abdominals dynamically and statically while developing shoulder strength and stability.

Check out more advanced core training strategies in the Combat Core Manual and DVD!


The Laine Snook Watch is ON!

Keep your eyes on Laine Snook, everybody. It is only a matter of time until Laine does a double Millenium Dumbbell Deadlift and then later a farmer's walk with the to implements.

Below is a recent attempt he took under the watchful eye of the Mobster, Steve Gardener, the originator of the dumbbells.


Adam Grass Bends a Lot of Stuff

Adam never ceases to amaze. In this video he bends and tears about 15 pounds worth of stuff, does sick wrist curls, and does it all with a smile. Check it out.

If you'd like to get started with bending, nails, bolts, and round stock are a good place to start, and my Nail Bending eBook is the best place to start. You can get it here.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gripmas Carol Grip Contest Write-up

It was a great contest. I have a ton of videos of the after-contest feats. It will take me some time to get them all posted, just hang tight. First one up is Bob Sundin's Two 45's Pinch.

My crush was off for the contest and only managed a 177, putting me in third place right off the bat, so I had to play catch up the whole rest of the contest.

For the pinch, I think my attempts were 230, 240, 246, and 254. So my third was an attempt at the US record and my 4th was an attempt at the world's record. I told Eaton on the way down in the snow and ice that I was going to squeeze the pinch set-up so hard that I was going to snap it in half. And that is what i did every attempt. I squeezed every single attempt so hard my entire torso shook. There was no way an attempt was going to slip out of my hands. So the 246 was no problem. I lined up everything real nice for the 254 but it only barely came off the floor. Not sure what happened there. I think at that point I was .5 or .8 points behind Dave.

Chris Rice Pinch Lifts and Feats

Chris Rice lifts 215 and 225 pounds, both excellent numbers, in the Two hands Pinch at the Gripmas Carol contest on December 13, 2008. Also, he lifts 5 ten-lb plates and two 45-lb plates following the contest, both excellent feats of grip strength.


Diesel is All Over the Elite Newsletter This Week

A new Diesel Compound was released this week on Elite. We also had the featured video.

Check out the latest Diesel Compound HERE

Check out the Video of the Week HERE

Levering a Giant Hammer

Several athletes gave it a try levering the giant wooden hammer that Scott George built from a hammer handle and a huge block of wood (felt like half a tree) following the Gripmas Carol Grip Contest.

Check out The Grip Authority to learn how to lever giant hammers and bend nails bolts and steel stock like a madman.