Monday, June 29, 2009

Power Plant Live Strongman Show

This past Saturday I did a strongman show for CREATE Everyday Geniuses "Celebrate Your Style" Family Fun Day held at the Power Plant Live in downtown Baltimore. The show went over very well. Check out the pictures by Tony Winthrop of Live TV

They say pictures are worth a thousand words so I won't say anymore.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Horseshoe Bending at Juniata College

Juniata and AOBS weekend

Just got back from an exhausting weekend traveling over 600 miles from Baltimore, to Huntingdon PA, to Newark NJ and then back home to Baltimore. Had the Pennsylvania State Strength & Conditioning clinic this weekend at Juniata College where I gave a presentation on "Team Training with Kettlebells" and a hands-on session on "Kettlebell Sport." This was my fourth year at the clinic and third time presenting. I always look forward to this weekend.

Another weekend I look forward to is the AOBS weekend where a bunch of strongmen gather to honor Iron Game notables. From bodybuilding, to powerlifting, to olympic weightlifting, to strongman performances; it's all covered that weekend.

I've got a lot to digest and a lot of video footage to edit. Stay tuned.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Grade 8

I just bent five Grade 8 bolts. I've bent two in the past (on the same day but spaced out about an hour apart) and that was the last time I've even attempted such a tough bend. I've been working on my technique and I think I finally found my groove! My last bending video awarded me some great pointers from many of my steel bending brethren on the net. Thanks to guys on the and everybody who posted comments on my blog! Special thanks to Dennis Rogers, Chris Rider and Aaron McKenzie for working with me and for the encouragement.

Anyway, here's a video of the fifth destroyed bolt. They got easier with each successive bend. The first bend actually dropped me to my knees, I almost passed out. I almost quit. I almost didn't hit a HUGE personal record!