Author Archives: bencrush

About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.

Tiny Overlord 2″ Vertical Bar Workout


I dusted off my official USAWA 2″ vbar yesterday and Josie got jealous watching me do a workout in the garage.  So I put a tiny weight on her practice 2″ vbar (same 18″ length as the USAWA version) and she … Continue reading

Posted in 2" vbar, Grip Strength, Josephine, Tiny Overlord, USAWA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Programming for the Bulgarian Split Squat – Rep Ranges and Recommendations – BarBend


https://barbend.com/programming-bulgarian-split-squat-rep-range/

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TNS XFitness 250 – YouTube


Posted in Grip Strength, Grippers, TNS Grippers | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Thor’s Anvil Practice – YouTube


Posted in Anvil, Grip Strength, Thor's Anvil, Thor's Hammer | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Watch “Tiny Overlord TNS smashing her custom gripper” on YouTube


Posted in custom gripper, Grip Strength, Grip Training For Children, Tiny Overlord, Tiny Overlord Strength Training | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“Give a man an anvil and you have a friend for life.” – Mark Twain


Did Mark Twain really say that?  Probably not.  Just like dozens of the other quotes attributed to him.  But I believe if someone had given him an anvil – he would’ve come up with a much pithier quote than “Give a … Continue reading

Posted in Anvil, Grip Strength, Macklemore | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fun With Static Electricity 


Tiny Overlord and I went to “Firefighter Park” yesterday morning. She did a lot slide action, which cracked me up because of what the static electricity did to her hair.

Posted in Tiny Overlord | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lifting Stones On A Walk


Beautiful day for a walk. Good day for some rock lifting.

Posted in Manhood Stones | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Tiny Overlord Bench Pressing Like A Boss


Josephine was delighted when I told her the other day that it was time to learn how to bench press.  We started out super light, of course.  Just the homemade faux barbell I made her when she was a baby.  … Continue reading

Posted in Bench Press, Tiny Overlord, Tiny Overlord Strength Training | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tiny Overlord Celebrates 4th Birthday With Over Bodyweight Deadlift


Josephine told me she wanted to lift something “very heavy” the day after her birthday.  I asked her how heavy she wanted to go.  Her go-to answer the past few months has been kind of a gibberish number – (“15-17-800”) … Continue reading

Posted in Josephine, Tiny Overlord Strength Training, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments