Category Archives: USAWA contest

Watch “325lb Axle Hack Lift” on YouTube


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Watch “Dinnie Lift” on YouTube


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Watch “Saxon Snatch” on YouTube


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2016 USAWA Grip Championship: Part 2 – The People


  Al Myers has hosted the USAWA Grip Championships since their inception in 2011. Al is not a grip specialist. But due to his varied strength training, he has built a very strong base of balanced grip strength. He was … Continue reading

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Mary McConnaughey and Me at 2016 Grip Champs


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2016 USAWA Grip Championship: Part 1 – The Gym


This will be a multipart write-up of my experience at the 2016 USAWA Grip Championships. The event was held – as it has been every year since 2011 – at Al Myers’s Dino Gym in Abilene, Kansas.  The venue is … Continue reading

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Watch “315 Pound Middle Finger Deadlift” on YouTube


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Next Contest – 2015 USAWA Grip Championships


It’s 72 days until the 2015 USAWA Grip Championships.  This contest will be held in Abilene, KS at the magnificent Dino Gym.  I decided to compete a few days ago. If anyone is interested in how I’m training for this contest – … 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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3 Weeks Until My Next USAWA Competition


Well, it’s about 21 days until the 2013 Dino Gym Challenge at Al Myers’s Dino Gym in Abilene, Kansas.  I haven’t done a contest – any contest, not just USAWA – since July.  Looking forward to seeing all my USAWA … Continue reading

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