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.

Watch “Tiny Overlord impromptu thick bar deadlift at open gym” on YouTube


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Tiny Overlord Pressing Dumbbells


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More Levee Stone Lifting


This rock was somewhere north of 300 pounds.  I chuckled because I mentioned in passing what I thought the weight was to Carrie and she at first thought that I had said “it’s over 800 pounds.”  LOL. Even though I … Continue reading

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Tiny Overlord Pondering What Type Of Grip Workout She Will Do Today


Will it be the Moneymaker Hub again?  Maybe the 2″ vertical bar.  Or her custom Aaron Corcorran gripper.

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Watch “Tiny Overlord Hubbing” on YouTube


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When You Are A Lifter, And Also A Cook


Hook gripping a wooden spoon. 

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Watch “Kennedy Lift” on YouTube


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Watch “Lurich Lift – USAWA exhibition lift” on YouTube


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Watch “Punching the boxing machine in Lima, OH on 9-3-17” on YouTube


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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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