Stone Cold Stunner On Stage During Graduation Jun16

Stone Cold Stunner On Stage During Graduation...

Graduation ceremonies can be brutal, especially during the summer months in Florida. You’re sweating your ass off in a shirt and tie underneath your oversized gown, listening to an infinite list of names of people that have zero effect on your existence being called until you eventually have the pleasure to go up on stage, shake the hand of the college dean you’ve never met, and receive an empty leather folder. Then you park your ass back into your seat, and the list of irrelevant classmates continues. Occasionally you’ll get some kids who try to spice things up, failing more often than not. These graduates at the University of Miami, however, delivered. “BAW GAWD, STONE COLD STUNNER!” Got to love when someone sticks with the classics. You kids can keep your RKO, I’ll take the Stunner every day of the week. If you couldn’t get down with WWF and the “Attitude Era,” you didn’t have a childhood. Nearly perfect execution by these two, but the guy on the receiving end needs to sell it better. Clean that up and throw in a few beer smashes and this would have been an all-time graduation power move. The dean never saw it coming....

Mark Henry Grip Feat

https://www.facebook.com/marcus.jerroldhenry/videos/1619109584999005/ 225LB DB with 4 inch thick handle!

CJ Cummings sets new American Record at the Junior World Championships...

CJ Cummings (69kg) set a new American Record with this 170kg (374lbs) clean & jerk at the Junior World Championships.  Did I mention he just turned...

Losing Weight with Derek Weida...

https://www.facebook.com/derekweida/videos/911705428888433/ Goooood Morning!! Losing weight: It’s really not as complicated as the world tries to make it. Honestly, it’s just simple smart decisions you make everyday and over time you’ll see the results of your hard work. Here are my couple simple...

Need squat motivation?...

https://www.facebook.com/chefbuff/videos/10153330255265993/ Cuban weightlifter Idalberto Aranda destroys a 4x bodyweight squat…for a double. He did 290kg/639lb highbar, ATG, no belt and for a double…weighing ~72-74kg (160ishlb). That’s crazy (to put it another way, this would be a world record in powerlifting I *believe*). The even crazier part is that he never placed in the Olympics (he did compete). It makes you wonder how many more freakish lifts were never recorded (because the squat is seen as an accessory for weightlifting not the main attraction). Clearly some of the best squatters ever. Mirin...

What are the most important factors in designing effective strength programs? Jun11

What are the most important factors in designing effective strength programs?...

Eric Lillebridge making 1000 lbs look easy in training....

Eric Lillebridge making 1000 lbs look easy in training. Just practicing some heavy singles for fun, everything felt great. Easiest 1,000lbs has ever felt...

PRIVATE RESERVE SINGLE ESTATE LIGHT ROAST COFFEE...

PRIVATE RESERVE SINGLE ESTATE LIGHT ROAST COFFEE FLAVOR Onnit Colombian Amber is a light roast with mellow acidity and a strong caramel sweetness. It has a medium body with a smooth, complex taste containing citrus notes of orange, grapefruit, and lemongrass, with a very clean finish. SOURCE Introducing Single Estate Light roast coffee made exclusively for Onnit by Caveman Coffee Co. After working closely with the master roasters at Caveman Coffee Co, we are proud to present this first edition private reserve we call Colombian Amber. Finding coffee that’s from a single source is great. Our unblended coffee beans can not only back to their geographic region in Colombia, but the individual farmer and family-operated farm responsible for growing them. In other words, our beans are even better than single source, they’re Single Estate. The beans are hand-picked only when they are ripe, then washed and dried to ensure the highest quality and purity.   OUR PARTNER We partnered with Caveman Coffee to create this signature roast. Our Colombian Amber coffee uses beans that come from a single estate in Columbia. We’re a part of this world and believe in sustainable farming practices, both to respect and protect the environment. Likewise, our coffee is raised and harvested employing ethical labor practices. We are proudly certified by both The Rainforest Alliance andThe UTZ. After being picked and cleaned, our beans are sent to the high altitude and dry climate of New Mexico. With a little help from the “Dean of Beans” Keith Jardine, Caveman’s award-winning Master Roaster perfectly roasts the beans, ensuring they never burn. Each batch is then quickly shipped to provide the freshest product possible.   CONTENTS AND PURITY Caffeine: 1.12% Chlorogenic Acid: 2.34% Purity: This coffee has been tested to be below...

Zydrunas Savickas Log World Record...

Zydrunas Savickas Log World Record of 228kg, in Rio Brazil 2015 at the Arnold...

Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle – Part 1...

When I first began pushing iron, I knew very little about the science of weight training and nutrition. And to be honest, I really didn’t care much about the science part. You see, I was 18 years old. At that age, all I personally cared about was being big, strong, and intimidating. Oh, and I’d better not forget to mention that I also cared a lot about sex. Somehow I figured that the pursuit of raw, intimidating “manliness” would ultimately equate to getting chicks. So most of my mental reserves were directed at getting really big and kicking everyone’s ass both in and out of the gym. Since my brain was pretty much occupied with all those deep philosophical musings, you can probably imagine that there wasn’t much room in my melon for scientific thought. That was compounded with the fact that my predominant science experiences had been with Mr. Richard Wack, the very nerdy, defeated high-school chemistry teacher that had us mixing oil and water to illustrate chemical bonding or lack thereof (I swear that was his name!). At the time, as ignorant as I was to science, there were a few scientifically validated nuggets of wisdom floating around the local gym. Sure, if I’d have known they were “science,” I probably would have ignored them entirely. But since these pieces of science were cleverly disguised and because all the big guys were talking about them, I tried to use this information to it’s fullest. We discussed the merits of statements like “eating a lot of extra protein will make you grow” and “sleeping 8 hours a night will help you recover.” These statements seemed to be entirely true and backed up by countless gym experiences. Today, they also happen to be backed...

Karl Pilkington Sums Up Life Jun08

Karl Pilkington Sums Up Life...

1. When he spoke the truth about technology. 2. And didn’t hold back on modern inventions. 3. When he talked about the importance of getting reliable advice. 4. When he expressed his thoughts on variety. 5. The time he became an art critic. 6. And described the impossibility of perfection. 7. When he enquired about the usefulness of nature. 8. When he made an observation about a kitchen’s hygiene level. 9. And on international cuisine. 10. The time he perfectly described the pyramids. 11. And the Great Wall of China. 12. When he came up with an ingenious solution to a transportation problem. 13. When he summed up the absurdity of Easter. 14. The time he questioned international manufacturing. 15. When he captured the difficulty in sometimes recognizing yourself. 16. When he explained the possible reason behind the Taj Mahal. 17. The time he complained about the dead. 18. When he shared his wisdom on the topic of evolution. 19. The time he made an observation about the elderly. 20. When he let his feelings be known about subtitles. 21. When he dispensed his knowledge of the animal kingdom. 22. And on aquatic life. 23. When he made a valid point about the Amazon. 24. The time he described the hopelessness of dreams. 25. When he was unimpressed with astronauts. 26. When he questioned the function of the brain. 27. And when he made an observation about happiness.  ...

Misha’s 400kg/880lbs deadlift...

Misha’s 400kg/880lbs deadlift at the Titans...

How to Lift Forever: 5 Mandatory Exercises Jun04

How to Lift Forever: 5 Mandatory Exercises...

Here’s what you need to know… Do face-pulls to correct your posture and keep yourself from hunching over. Use the rear-foot elevated split squat to strengthen the lower body and jack up the load without harming your spine. Program loaded carries into your training with progressive overload. They’ll strengthen the entire body including the core, shoulders, and hips. The glute bridge won’t just make your butt look better, it’ll also protect the lower spine. Squats and deadlifts don’t have to be done with a barbell in order to be effective. Add these movements into your regimen for training longevity. How to Lift Forever Love lifting? Love playing sports? Then you need to make certain exercises a priority in your training to prevent injury and insure lifelong orthopedic health. Why? Partly because your posture sucks. You sit a lot and you stare at a lot of screens. The exercises below will straighten you out. The second problem is the ratio of pulling to pushing exercises. Generally speaking, most lifters push more than they pull, leading to a host of potential problems down the road. So the first step is to get your training program rebalanced. To do this, use a 2:1 ratio of pulling to pushing exercises. Once that’s taken care of, use these exercises to keep you in the gym and out of my office for the long haul. Exercise #1: Face Pull The face pull may be the most versatile loaded training tool in our arsenal for remediating poor shoulder and thoracic positioning. It provides the exact opposite movements that we’re continuously pulled into on a daily basis. This movement incorporates humeral horizontal abduction and external rotation of the shoulder and retracts the shoulder blades – all helping combat the hunched over, constantly...

How Long Does It Take To Get Strong with Silent Mike Jun04

How Long Does It Take To Get Strong with Silent Mike...

I am here to spread positivity, please do the same. I answer all your questions from instagram @SilentMikke and comments below. If you like the video please subscribe, share and like. Also make sure to checkout Mark Bells powercast on...

Matt Vincent Road To Victoria Jun02

Matt Vincent Road To Victoria...

Last weekend I got back up to Victoria, British Columbia to compete.  First let me say that this is one of the best games there is.  I love it up there: people, weather, and the city. Victoria is doing a lot of things right and she is a sassy old gal.  Amazing food and beer topped off with a climate I can enjoy both while sitting outside on a patio.  Getting drunk and disgustingly full while outside in cool weather is the best thing ever.  Add to that a solid as fuck group of dudes to share a great time and bunch of laughs with.  All that adds up to two giant thumbs up in my book. The games went great.  Training so far this season has been a struggle.  Having some joint pain, and sometimes I can’t seem to even get around.  Time crunched more than usual. Working hard to keep myself motivated to throw.  I love training and  I love the variety of things I can do while training and staying healthy.  Being involved in a sport like Highland Games places some unique demands on training just like any other sport.  The biggest difference between throwing and other strength sports is that the amount I lift is not important at all. Spending time out in the field is key to throwing well.  You have to get the reps.  Not just reps, but reps with intention.  I am thinking now what am I trying to accomplish this session.  I try to keep one or two goals for the session.  That could be making sure I am finishing throws, drive out of the back, get off my left foot in the stone, and push the right hand in the hammer. Finding the balance and training smart is...

Cameron Swart 220kg Clean & Jerk!...

Cameron Swart hits a massive 220kg clean & jerk last weekend at a competition held by CrossFit EaDo in Houston.  This lift ties Cameron for the best Clean & Jerk posted by any American lifter in...

Max Adrenal Review

Sometimes we are all our own worst enemy… we know how to make the right choices for our health, performance, etc but let other things get in the way.    As many of you know, I spend most of my day working for a small biotech company in New Hampshire, trying to develop drugs for cancer and autoimmunity.  I also coach multiple Crossfit classes a week, consult people nutritionally for Crossfit, marathons, weight loss, life as a Navy Seal, etc.  Needless to say it’s a lot but no more than most people deal with in reality.  We’re all busy and all have stress in our lives.  Where I become my own worst enemy is when I try to train like a freaking pro-athlete on top of all the other work.  I can handle it for a while but the overall stress has run me down a couple times in the past to the point of needing a complete break from training… I’ve tried some supplements in the past to extend how far I can push.  BCAA’s and creatine were a big help.  Adding in dense starchy foods was another step in the right direction.  Overall, I still wasn’t feeling quite right though, so I started to play with adaptogens, which are supplements that are supposed to help correct hormonal imbalances related to stress.  Ultimately I decided to try a new supplement from Dynamic Nutrition called Max Adrenal.  The purpose of Max Adrenal is to help the body maintain the appropriate response to exercise by helping the body to produce the correct hormonal response to exercise.  In a person who has pushed the gas pedal too hard for too long, the body sometimes stops making the appropriate amounts of cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, etc…  Max Adrenal’s goal...

Kirill Sarychev Bench Press 280kg/617lbs x 5 reps...

  Kirill Sarychev Bench Press 280kg/617lbs x 5 reps Kirill Sarychev Bench Press 280kg/617lbs x 5 reps Posted by WRPF – World RAW Powerlifting Federation – Kirill Sarychev on Wednesday, May 27, 2015...

Kung Fury…Watch This Shit! Jun01

Kung Fury…Watch This Shit!...

Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners. The campaign that was launched in December 2013 was backed by more than 17 000 people who together gave more than $630...

Like a Boss! “Down signal?? I came to lift!”...

Like a Boss! “Down signal?? I came to lift!”An unfazed 18 year old Li Bing (94kg, CHN) getting timed out on a 210kg C&… Posted by All Things Gym on Wednesday, May 27, 2015...

How To Bench Press, with Eric Spoto May29

How To Bench Press, with Eric Spoto...

Eric Spoto, holder of the heaviest raw bench press of all time (722 lbs), takes Mark Bell and Silent Mike through a step-by-step tutorial on the bench press, and answers some common questions. Filmed at Super Training Gym, Sacramento, CA on May 1, 2015 [Visit Eric’s website]...

Barbell Brigade Q&A May29

Barbell Brigade Q&A...

Mark Bell and Silent Mike answer questions at the Barbell Brigade Intensity...

Meanwhile in Norway! 240kg for two...

https://www.facebook.com/olympic.weightlifting/videos/709461685829120/   Today In Norway This is what norwegian weightlifters do when bored at trainingcamp! The 2 best 69 lifters. Jantsen Øverås and Daniel Roness...

Barbell Brigade Intensity Seminar...

 

CT Fletcher

CT Fletcher opens up his gym and his past to Mark Bell and Silent Mike, discussing his open heart surgery and the long road to recovery from...

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like A Jackass May22

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like A Jackass...

Here’s what you need to know… Box jumps potentiate the nervous system for gains in strength and size, assuming you do them correctly. If you’re not getting full hip extension, you’re wasting your time. Those young geeks you see doing 50-inch box jumps just have fantastic hip flexibility rather than great jumping ability and explosive power. Quality is more important than quantity. Maximize the hip extension and land with sound technique. Perform box jumps as a potentiating exercise before you lift, not as a conditioning tool. Get Faster, Get Stronger No one cares how strong you are if the speed at which you produce force is best described as glacial. You need speed to bring your strength to new levels and the quickest way to get explosive is with the box jump. Jumps are an awesome display of power, athleticism, and relative strength with directly applicable qualities to nearly every sport. And yes, they’ll get you more jacked, too. The problem is, they’re often over-prescribed and performed with atrocious form. Let’s fix that. Let’s examine the muscle and strength building benefits of box jumps, along with how to do them properly, and how to program them into your workouts for rapid gains in explosive power. The Benefits of Box Jumps Most of the impressive box jumps you see aren’t what they appear. That 14-year-old kid hitting a 50 inch-box jump is impressive, but it’s a product of a pretty good jump and fantastic hip mobility rather than pure explosive power. Related:  How to Train for Power Even worse than some of these phony-baloney jumps, people set themselves up for bloody shins, dangerous wipeouts, and faulty landing mechanics due to inappropriate prescriptions of jumps. Like every exercise, box jumps are a tool that must be...

8-Step Daily Routine for Hip Mobility May21

8-Step Daily Routine for Hip Mobility...

What you’re getting yourself into: 1300 words (4-6 minutes read time), plus a 6-minute video tutorial Key points ahead: Tight hips make everyday activities more difficult. Trying to force a stretch will just lead to more pain and stiffness. Don’t do it. Practicing these 8 exercises consistently now will mean less of a need to practice them later. Our hips and the muscles that surround them are the base for most of our movement. They propel us in walking and going up stairs, as well as supporting us in kneeling and squatting. And in pretty much all sporting activities, good hip strength and flexibility is one of the keys to good performance. Unfortunately, the necessities of daily life can make our hips less functional than we’d like. Sitting most of the day stiffens the hips and can make them weaker from prolonged positioning. This is not ideal for us, and not ideal for the workhorses of our body. It’s important to spend some time each day remedying the issues many of us have with tight, dysfunctional hips, which is why I created the stretching sequence I’ll describe below. The hips are an area that need a lot of consistent exercise to keep mobile and healthy. The following series of 8 stretching exercises hit the major muscles that are tight on most people. I originally designed this sequence a few years ago as a warm-up for myself before working on more strenuous lower body exercise and stretching, but I soon realized it’s a great mobility practice on its own and can help people to improve restrictions efficiently. Hip Flexibility Sequence for Lower Body Freedom of Movement In this video, Ryan will demonstrate each of the 8 stretches involved in this sequence. Below, I’ll describe each exercise in detail. The key to practicing...

Building a Tiger starts in weight room May21

Building a Tiger starts in weight room...

LSU is known for having one of the country’s top strength and conditioning programs, and the man behind it all is Tommy Moffitt. When Nick Saban arrived in Baton Rouge back in 2000, Moffitt was brought in to lead the Tigers’ charge in the weight room. Moffitt had been part of national championship teams at Miami and Tennessee. He was tasked with helping to turn around a Tiger program that had suffered through eight losing seasons over an 11-year span. Moffitt is entering his 15th season with the Tigers, and over that span he has been a part of the most successful run in school history that includes a pair of national championships. The recipe for success is hard work and dedication during the off-season. “It is a gameday,” LSU coach Les Miles told Chad Sabadie from Fox8 New Orleans. “You walk into that weight room. Don’t walk in there to hang around. Don’t walk in there to hide. You walk in there to compete.” Intense is one of the best ways to describe Moffitt in how he approaches his job, one that he truly loves. “I feel like I have the best job in the world because of how hard and how committed our guys are to working day-to-day,” Moffitt said. “They give us themselves unconditionally, and it’s an amazing thing to watch on a day-to-day basis.” “You know they come here as boys, really,” Moffitt added. “They’re 18, 19, 17-years old, but they all leave as men, and not just physically stronger but mentally and emotionally stronger too, and that’s the most rewarding thing about what I do.” And his players have bought into it in a big way. “He was tough-nosed, he was hard on me, but now to fast forward, we’re pushing each other,” Vadal Alexander said....

Consciousness Technology & Plant Medicine Journey FAQ May21

Consciousness Technology & Plant Medicine Journey FAQ...

Utilizing the world’s ancient and modern technology to help figure things out, overcome fear, and elevate consciousness continues to be invaluable in my life. I have spent over 16 years exploring these methodologies, and finally feel comfortable sharing the specifics of my discoveries. While some of these technologies such as floatation, holotropic breathing, meditation, and yoga should be integrated into daily life and carry little to no caveat, medicine plant journeys have great potential only when mixed with the right intention, and the proper timing. They are not a panacea and everyone’s actual experience will be wildly different. Because of this reason, I am not recommending any medicine or location for you, personally. You have to trust your own voice of wisdom and calling to the task. There are many places that offer work with plant medicine, and while some of them are doing great work, others are not carrying the same integrity and can be dangerous. Below is the information I have to the best of my knowledge.  Remember, I cannot endorse or recommend anything specific for YOU.  These are the following centers I trust for myself. Huachuma (San Pedro) Huachuma is an inherently pleasant but very challenging medicine. The primary active ingredient is mescaline, but in the Huachuma preparation the whole plant is used in accordance with an ancient recipe from Chavin. It’s specialty as a teacher lies in spiritual growth through immediate experience, adherence with one’s mission, and healing psychological mal-alignments. For the detailed accounting of my personal experience with Huachuma, click here. There is only one place left in the world I am aware of that follows the ancient Chavin way of the medicine: The Spiritquest Sanctuary. About SpiritQuest Sanctuary The sanctuary itself is 200 protected acres in the lower...

Mike Rashd | Volume Training | Bench Press...

Complete Chest Program:...