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Friday, October 23, 2009

Grip Exercise for Building Muscle


This is a twist to conventional plate pinches. If you've been on Diesel for a while you know that grip strength is a HUGE part of athletic development. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.

Read more here ==> Grip Exercise for Building Muscle.

All the best in your training.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Strength and Power Workouts with Strongman Implements


Here is a recent workout we did focusing on utilizing the strongman Axle. The axle is a great tool and should be incorporated into your workouts frequently because there are many benefits.

Benefits of Utilizing a Strongman Axle:

  • serious grip strength

  • eases pain in hands, wrists and elbows while benching

  • non-revolving aspect and thickness of the bar forces concentration, more tension and more immediate importance of rate of force development (RFD)

  • can be defined an odd object as the distance from the athlete's center of gravity (COG) to the center of mass (COM) of the implement is increased

  • can be substituted for all barbell movements

Click here to read the rest of this post ==> Strongman Axle Training.