I thought I had seen it all, and then I saw this video showcasing ten weird feats of strength. To say that I’m flabbergasted would be an accurate analysis, and my jaw may have dropped open once or twice without my knowledge. If you want to experience a similar physical response, then check out the video below. Also, fair warning that some of these feats of strength may border on disturbing. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Build World Class Strength With These Expert Tips From Dan John
If you’ve never heard of Coach Dan John before, then allow me to introduce you to a legend in the strength and weightlifting community. Some of the things that come to mind when I think of Dan John are old school strength training, olympic lifting, kettlebells, goblet squats, throwing heavy things, farmer walks and other loaded carries, and getting back to the basics, among other things.
I first ran across Dan’s work when I read one of his articles on T-Nation back in 2004 and have followed him on and off since then. Dan was one of the men who really inspired me to get serious into the iron game back when I was in college, and Dan who pushed me over the edge to learn the Olympic lifts when the opportunity finally presented itself.
I’ve always admired his no-nonsense, simple approach to strength training, and the fact that he’s got nothing up his sleeve. He’s open, honest, and humble – and he knows his craft very well. Seriously, this is a man who can get you ridiculously strong if you want it bad enough, and his advice is always spot-on.
Learn these three levels of stretches to help you release tension in and around your forearms to boost your recovery after grip-intensive training sessions.
Have you ever had one of those training sessions where you could barely squeeze anything with your hands afterwards? And that may even be an understatement. Sometimes, you can barely even move your hands at all and it feels like your forearms are literally on fire. You know that ‘ol tingly sensation I’m talking about, don’t you? If you do any high-volume grip work, whether it’s with a barbell, your bodyweight, clubbells, kettlebells, sandbags, etc., you probably know exactly what I’m talking about.
Now, I’m all for training hard and all, but if you’ve worked your grip muscles so hard that your arms have been downgraded to two immobile stumps, then you’ll need to know how to get them back to normal again as quickly and efficiently as possible..
Enter compensatory movement. That’s just a fancy term for a method that helps to balance out the body after and in-between training sessions. It’s a way to boost recovery and prevent muscle imbalances, and using this simple tool can make a huge difference in your results over the short andlong term.
So, with that said, here’s a video tutorial on how to stretch out your forearms effectively. Use these three drills to put out the fire in your forearms. Enjoy!
Stretch Out Your Forearms With A New Twist On Seal Pose
Skyrocket Your Pull-up and Chin-up Performance With These Expert Tips to Help You Master Bar Calisthenics And Beyond
Just last week, I got on the phone with none other than Al Kavadlo. In case you don’t know him, he’s a personal trainer in New York City who has carved out a reputation for specializing in bodyweight training, and in particular, what he calls pullup bar calisthenics.
And when I say he’s carved out a reputation, what I mean is that the guy is a bodyweight training beast. He can do some unbelievably challenging feats of strength, on the pullup bar and off it. But more importantly, Al has a talent for not just inspiring and empowering others, but for teaching them how to achieve these challenging feats of strength, too.
When we first got on the phone, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect, but I quickly found out that Al is not only a really genuine guy, but he also has a no-nonsense approach to fitness. He also has a knack for simplifying complex ideas into easy-to-understand and usually actionable solutions – a good quality for a coach.