Category Archives: Josephine

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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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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