Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Take out the dishes first

One thing about strongman work, it's easy to relate to real-world strength. A 500-pound deadlift or a 200-pound overhead press is impressive, but unless you lift, it's hard to fathom what that means. Watch a guy drag a truck, or lift a car, or pick up a log and press have some idea of what he could do outside of training.

Case in point, Rob pressing a dishwasher overhead. No, seriously.

One can only hope that he took out any breakables first. If you try this at home, I'd also advise not telling your significant other you're pressing the appliances overhead . . .


  1. Now that's the kind of stuff I want to be able to do.

    I've done some. I've pushed 5000lb trucks alone, albeit very slowly. I've hefted a 5' long, 6" wide log on my shoulder to bridge a stream. His balance is very impressive.

  2. We'll need to get you pushing cars and trucks again soon then, won't we?

    And lifting appliances.


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