Category Archives: Axle

2017 USAWA Grip Championships Write-up


The 2017 USAWA Grip Championships took place on Saturday, February 11th, at Al Myers’s Dino Gym in Abilene, KS.  It was a spectacular contest – like it has been every year Al has hosted it. I went home with my … Continue reading

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Finally on the rebound from the flu


A week ago I did the strongman meet at the Dino Gym. Tweaked my back a bit during my “warmup” that consisted of at least half a dozen things I shouldn’t have been lifting as a warmup. No biggie. Still … Continue reading

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Sore Hamstrings!


Yesterday’s workout involved several types of deadlift.  The weight wasn’t high on any of them – since they’re grip events that I’m training for the upcoming USAWA grip contest – but my hamstrings are feeling it today. 1-5-11, Thursday INDEX … Continue reading

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One Arm Snatch-Silverback Axle: 101 Pounds


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8-1-11: Double Overhand Axle Deadlift


8-1-11, Monday DOUBLE OVERHAND AXLE DEADLIFT Bodyweight was 222 today.  It was 113 degrees in my garage during this workout.  So I’m glad my chalk was doing its job and keeping my hands glued to the bar.  My Axle is … Continue reading

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Results of KC Qualifier II Grip Contest from 5-14-11


1st) Josh Dale 2nd) Ben Edwards 3rd) Austin Acree – qualified for Grip Nationals! Austin closed his first #3 at the contest! Also hubbed his first 45 – and so did John. I got some great armwrestling instruction after the … Continue reading

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3-26-11: Axle DO Sumo Deadlift


3-26-11, Saturday HOMEMADE AXLE DO SUMO DEADLIFT -138×1 -229×1     *Notes: Still had my shoes on.  Going to take them off for the remaining pulls. -301×1     *Notes: Shoes off.  Easy lift.  Held at the top for 2 seconds.  Back feeling pretty … Continue reading

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Homemade Axle Sumo Deadlift: 350 Pounds


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Score Sheet for the 2011 USAWA National Grip Championships


Lifter Age BWT Vert Bar Pinch MF DL 2″ DL 3″ DL Total Points  Al Myers 44 249 183-R 132 275 325 555 1470 1226.9 Ben Edwards 35 219 222-L 162 310 300 300 1294 1099.8 Dave Glasgow 57 248 … Continue reading

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2011 USAWA National Grip Championships Results


Drove out and arrived at the Dino Gym around 9am.  Even enjoyed the drive out – only about 2.5 hours – since I got to blast the radio and just concentrate on the task at hand.  I had a fantastic … Continue reading

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