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

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

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TNS XFitness 250 – YouTube

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Thor’s Anvil Practice – YouTube

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

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“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

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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.

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Lifting Stones On A Walk

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

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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

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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

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