Feb 8, 2012

Congratulations Trine

Trine Muldbjerg threw a new danish record in indoor shot put. 15,59 meters.

Congratulations Trine!

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Photo: Henrik Paulsen

Sep 25, 2011

Tying the knot

My buddy Christian Schmidt Clarup got married this summer and I had a very special and handmade present to the happy couple.

Congratualtions to Christian and Malene.

Aug 20, 2011

Oven put

Our microwave stopped working so we had to throw it out. And so I did! I shot putted it right into the dumpster outside of our apartment.

Aug 14, 2011

Big congratulations to the athletes

This summer has been a great season for my athletes and I am very proud of what they have achieved so far. The summer season is coming to an end and I want to share all the great results from my athletes with you - remember to give them a big hi five if you see them around.

Søren Børsting
(Discus, male, age group: junior)
Søren Børsting just broke the danish record for 18 year olds. The record was held by Joachim B. Olsen, who I used to coach in the shot put, but now Søren has broke this record by 4 centimeters and now stands at 53.52 meters. The season is not over yet! Video from the record by Carsten Bomme.

Trine Mulbjerg 
(Shot put, female, age group: senior)
Trine broke one record after the other this year. Her most recent pr is 15.48 came at an optimal time getting her into the final at the European Under 23 Championship and a 11th place finish (video by Carsten Bomme).

Christoffer Mikkelsen 
(Shot put, male, age group: youth)
This young man has sky rocketed in one year from 14 meters to 18 meters! His competition highlights were: 15th place at The World Youth Championship (his first ever big championship) and 12th place at the European Youth Olympics. His current pr (set on the World Youth Championships) stands at 18.13.

Louise Laursen
Maja Jäger
Carina Christiansen

Congratulations to all three ladies who qualified a danish team spot at the 2012 Olympics in London! When you are strong, everything is easier.

Tree ripped out

I had a request a while ago where a reader asked me to rip a tree out of the ground. Well, sir - here you have it.

Please no comments from tree-huggers - this tree needed to be sacrificed!

Jun 20, 2011

Tabletop curl

A new pr after a year of working on the tabletop curl. What inspired me to practise this lift was an article in MILO, December 2001, about Virgil Arciero who did 14 rep of 175 lbs. He is not the official world record holder (as far as I know it is Al Turner who has done 217 lbs one time) but the article got me into tabletop curling.

What is difficult about this lift is keeping your wrists straight and not letting it buckle. Focus on keeping a 90 degree bend in your elbow and tip back with all your body weight. Voila - the dumbbell should lift up.

Jun 15, 2011

The human hammer

To get started driving a nail trough a board you need a small nail and a thin pine board (pine is soft wood so choose that over hard wood). You also need  a piece of cloth to ball up on the head of the nail.

The feat is not to be afraid.

The technique is speed of your hand and accurately lining up the nail with the board.

Get practicing - that the only way to learn to master this feat of strength!