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!