Here’s me hitting a pretty easy set of four snatches, right arm, with the 48 kilogram kettlebell. Back in my Dragondoor days, “The Beast,” as this kb was known, was the most fearsome thing ever.

Like anything, if you scale up and make consistent progress, showing up over and over, what was heavy becomes light, or at least lighter.

I hadn’t snatched this heavy in a long time. Probably close to a year. But the strength is still there. A nice, lazy Sunday afternoon.

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Adam t. Glass deadlifting 465 lbs with one hand on a barbell. IF you’re into this sort of thing, there’s a great video of Andrew Durniat out there pulling 518 with a hook grip.

Crazy strength.

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Dave Draper’s Top Squat

by Kilo on March 28, 2012

Here’s Dave Draper giving a demo of the Top Squat. Looks similar to the safety squat bar, but I haven’t seen either in person and have no idea how they compare.

Dave Draper is one of my favorite people. I’ve been lucky enough to meet his wife Laree and she is every bit as great as I had expected. They are both kind and generous and people worth looking up to.

Anyone used this gizmo?

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Derek Poundstone Training Routine

by Kilo on March 27, 2012

Here’s a video clip of the Derek Poundstone training routine leading up to the World’s Strongest Man competition in 2011.

If you’re unfamiliar with Derek, he’s a monstrously strong police officer. As big as he looks, he’s so much smaller than the largest WSM competitors that his strength is all the more impressive. Watch him compete if you get a chance. He dominates.

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Here’s Adam Glass holding the Inch Replica dumbbells for time. When I asked him if he thought I’d be able to lift one of them, his first question was, “Are you pulling over 220 on the Rolling Thunder without any problems?”

The answer was no, although I’m getting 210 pretty easily these days. I’m anxious to actually try one of the dumbbells. I’ll have a chance in April. Report forthcoming.

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