Category Archives: Josephine

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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Grip Strength Training And Testing For Children


If your child is ANGRY that you are clueless about how to train or test their grip strength – look no further than this helpful post. “A child that trains their grip is a HAPPY child.” -Mark Twain Avoid the … Continue reading

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Tiny Overlord Buys A Punching Bag


Well, technically I paid for it.  It was a solid Craigslist find last week.  Josie has asked me several times to punch the freestanding heavy bag since I brought it home.  She has also straddled it and growled it.  And … Continue reading

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Tiny Overlord Begins Her Chess Training


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Grandpa and Tiny Overlord Ninja Warrior


Walt was asking Josie if he could climb the “warped wall” – which on our makeshift American Ninja Warrior course is her slide.      

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Pushup Contest With Tiny Overlord


Josie challenged me to a pushup contest at the park.  So I couldn’t refuse! Of course she beat me handily.  And then shamed me the entire way back home.  Mocking me repeatedly – “Do you even lift, bro?”

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The Swiftly Changing Moods Of Tiny Overlord


The following series of pictures were separated by at most 5 seconds between each individual shot.  First there was sadness.  Then happiness.  Then blistering rage. Over what?  Uh, I don’t really know.  I was walking beside her while she is … Continue reading

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Toddler Grip Training Tools


From left to right: Tiny Overlord double overhand deadlifting 12lbs on a 1″ diameter PVC homemade bar. 3.4lbs (total weight) on the one hand pinch plates (1.25lb Yorks) setup.  Just a PVC pipe through the middle of the plates with … Continue reading

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Father And Daughter Kettlebell Suitcase Carry


Josie is quite enamored with kettlebells of all sizes.  I bought her a tiny 5lb kettlebell a while back from the Play It Again Sports in Overland Park, KS.  I also bought myself a 70lber while I was there.  She … Continue reading

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Tiny Overlord Contemplates The Saxon Plank


Don’t let her pretty dress fool you.  She was ready to blast off with this weight on the Saxon Plank. The Saxon Snatch is one of the events at the OTSM contest (USAWA sanctioned) at Eric Todd’s training facility in … Continue reading

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