Saturday, July 31, 2010

Plate Loadable Indian Clubs are ready!

Hey Strength seekers.
Indian clubs, heavy clubs, circular strength, 360 degree strength, full circle strength, however you know it, club swinging is finding it's way into more and more peoples training programs.  I want to introduce you to the NEW Plate Loadable Clubs from StrongerGrip.   A great way to get introduced to clubs.  Unloaded they weigh 5 lbs per club.  They take standard plates.  I recommend getting some 2-1/2 lbers.  They're economical and a nice size.  Want some heavy ones get some 5 lbers as well.  It doesn't take long to get them heavy!  Have an awesome weekend! 
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mace swinging and shoulder/arm strength

Hey strength seekers
Yesterdays post on handbalancing got me excited about trying out my skills or lack of skills again.  I've got the Mastery of Handbalancing from The Lost Art of Handbalancing.  Today I went out and took a StrongerGrip Half-tire and messed with doing a handstand on it.  Here is what I found out.  I was stronger and more comfortable doing the handstand than in my previous attempts.  Why?  I have been doing a lot of mace swinging, lighter and heavy.  I feel this has made my shoulder, upper back, arm and torso a LOT stronger and doing the handstand almost felt comfortable!!  I plan on putting hand balancing into my current program and will do them when they test well.  I see a lot of cool things that I can do when performing that will be eye catching! 
Moving your own bodyweight around in hand balancing is a great feat of strength.  If your interested in doing hand balancing at all check out The Lost Art of Handbalancing.
And if you want a fantastic compliment to help with this pursuit, you must get a mace to get stronger, more flexible and functional shoulders, arms, back and torso.  And right now you can get the StrongerGrip Plate loadable Mace and save $20!  Only until Sunday.  Oh, and a really cool thing with the PLM is there will be slide on globes that can be used with coming soon!!  How cool is that?
Have an awesome weekend!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Handbalancing

Hey strength seekers.
I have a ton of old Strength & Health magazines.  From the 40's 50's and 60's.  I love them!!  What I really admire about back then was the well rounded athletes.  These guys trained for olympic lifting, hand balancing and feats of strength.  What you didn't read was that they trained to look pretty.  They were rugged, could move like athletes and do some neat stuff!  There are pictures of these guys on rooftops doing handstands on a pitched roof!  AWESOME!  Who can do that these days?  How about doing a handstand on flat ground? Check this out.

Well my friend, Logan Christopher, is doing something radical. You see, he runs a site called Lost Art of Hand Balancing where he teaches people how to do just that.

He has taken one of his best-selling DVD's, something that has sold hundreds of copies at $29.95, and he is now literally giving it away online, no strings attached.

I think he’s crazy for doing this, but he is doing it!

Click Here!

What's so great about this video? In this close to half hour video Logan takes a systematic approach to the handstand. The problem with trying to do a handstand is it's way beyond the ability of someone starting out.

You can try to do it but you'll end up frustrated. That's the long slow path. In fact, many give up.

Instead, you should break it down into component parts, working on lead-up stunts, which teach you the necessary skills, but in an easy manageable way. This cuts your learning curve by over half.

Logan has laid this all out in his handstand system, including a sample nine week plan that can take you from zero to holding a freestanding handstand for 30 seconds.

Be warned. This may not be around forever so jump on this chance while you have it. Check it out.

Here it is, Click Here!


Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Club swinging-what a powerful feeling!

Hey strength seekers
I was captivated by bodybuilding as a teen.  Big muscles, that pumped feeling.  As a teen I wanted to have my arms be stuck out at 180 degrees because my lats were to huge, I wanted my legs to wear out the insides of my jeans and be mistaken for tree trunks, I wanted my biceps to look like Mt. Everest and my chest as huge as a keg.  Didn't you?  Oh the days...  All this and I was only 135 lbs going into high school.  I did get up to 188lbs  by senior year in 91, and a massive 200 in 97.  That's 9 lbs in 6 years.  Good stuff.  I soaked up the muscle mag information.  Couple years later, I started taking martial arts classes.  My focus changed.  Once again I found myself searching for info on MA training and how to get more flexible and stronger.  The journey to physical and mental betterness(probably not a word) is a lone journey.  I've found most trainers and teachers are soo engulfed in what was and are hell bent on keeping it that way.  Which does nothing for the students growth.  So, I believe you have to be your own student and teacher, which is a lifelong pursuit.  Define your goals, research what you need, strength, flexibility, power, body control, and then test what works for YOU!  By all means take peoples advise, but test it and see if it works for you.  Okay, from bodybuilding to health and strength.  I use all kinds of strength and conditioning tools.  Barbells, clubs, maces, kettlebells, sledgehammers, bodyweight, etc.  Yes, I sell some great equipment, but it's not all I use and I don't want you to think that I do.  But, I can tell you that the clubs,maces and grip stuff compliments my other training and vice versa.  One thing in particular is club swinging.  I remember when I wanted to get a pump in one bodypart, so I'd do endless biceps curls, or bench press and cable crossovers! Now, when I swing clubs the feeling I get is a more powerful upper body unit.  Not one bodypart, but the entire upper body, add leg movements with the clubs and then the entire body gets rushed with a feeling of strength.  Another way to use the clubs and mace is instead of doing bench press for warm ups, swing the clubs and/or mace for a warm-up then get to benching.  During your bench pressing, between sets, swing some more, I feel this will help with strength and recovery.  Stay strong!  New Plate loadable clubs will be listed this week.  Here is a sneak peak.
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Having Fun with your training- Super Human Strength

Hey strength seekers.
I love having fun with my training.  I'm not one to go to a gym to train.  Nothing against it, I just live where there's not a convenient place to train.  But as you know, I've plenty of equipment and stuff to train with!  Another part of my training is the schedule or lack of a schedule that I use.  I don't set a block of time and train, more accurately I have blocks of time throughout the day to do what I'm focusing on and what tests well.  Not everyone can train this way, but it works for me and keeps it fun.  That and I can literally train wherever I'm at in my house or garage or basement.  I have equipment everywhere I turn!  The blocks of time vary anywhere from 5 min to 45 min to anywhere inbetween.  I feel this helps me acquire the strength that those old school hard labor workers got from working tough jobs all day long.  Heck, even today, the guys who work concrete, construction, drywall and other labor intensive jobs have strength that the average simply doesn't.  The  body adapts to what it is given.  So, however you train, have fun, keep it fresh and stay strong.
Tonight the second Super Human Strength teleseries is happening.  Last week was Andrew Durniat, a great call and super info on strength.  Andrew is top notch.  Tonight is worlds strongest redneck. Steve McGranahan.  It will be entertaining and filled with valuable information on strength as well.
And I'll leave you with a neat set of custom clubs.  They are barrell type.  5" Cylinder-loadable and also separately loadable handle, with screw on ball where you fill the handle.
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Monday, July 26, 2010

Which ones the Dummy?

Hey strength seekers.
For those that don't know me, I love strength, health, martial arts, and anything physical and mentally that has to do with strength.  I also have been creating and making training devices since I was 16.  Sometimes I don't sleep well because I keep thinking of new things to create!  I love it!  Last night after some work in the shop, I had a movie to watch.  What one?  Ip Man.  Yes, it was a martial arts film with Donnie Yen and it was about Ip Man, the teacher of Wing Chun.  Bruce Lee was a student of his at one time.  Wing Chun has a training device called the Muk Yan Jong or Wooden Dummy.  Here's the back story, I started working in a machine shop at 16 drawing blueprints and later learning and becoming a journeyman machinist.  Well,  about 16 years ago I had to have a wooden dummy. I didn't want to buy one, so guess what, I made one.  I took a 5 ft section of a telephone pole and turned the diameter down to 9".  While I was at it I also took a black locust tree trunk and did the same.  I turned the arms out of hard hedgewood.  It turned out pretty sweet for a young kid making his first wooden dummy! 
One of the cool things I liked about Wing Chun was the conditioning that you get from using the dummy. That and the straight line offense and defense that is learned.  A very nice, compact and efficient martial art. 
After watching the movie, which was pretty good, I had to get my muk yan jong back out.  My son loves watching martial arts movies as well, so together we can work the dummy.  The movie was about the oppression of the Chinese by the Japanese.  And how cultures are subdued and held back by others.  America may not perfect, but I love being able to appreciate all cultures and learn from what they all offer.  Freedom is not free, but man do I appreciate it and the unlimited possibilities that it offers all of us.  Do we take it for granted?  Do we really know that we are free?  Or do we feel trapped and let lifes trials keep our freedom oppressed and without hope?  I hope that all of us feel and know how blessed we are.  I hope that everyone finds that spark, that inspiration to not only change their own lives but others as well.  We DO have freedom and we make choices of how we use it. 
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Strongman Performance

Hey strength seekers.
Hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Mine was awesome!  We had a local kids day, car show, street festival on Saturday.  I was asked to perform in the afternoon.  I agreed and put on a demonstration of different feats of strength.  I love performing and sharing with others.  I am 5' 10" and weigh 180 lbs.  Not a mountain of a man, so it catches people of guard when I can do the things that I do.  Here is what I did.  Bent horseshoes, bent 60d nails, bent 1/2" bars across the back of my neck, a 24" one into a U and a 28" one into a fish, drove a nail through a board with my hand and one of my favorites, gave kids a swing with my jaw!  I use an apparatus that I made that goes in my mouth that has loops to attach a swing to.  The kids sit in the swing as I stand on two chairs and swing them in my Jaw.  It's great fun and the kids love it.  I am not the strongest man in the world, I'm not genetically gifted, and I'm probably the definition of what average is.  But, I have a passion, I love to dream and I control my own attitude and actions.  Those things help me stand out and rise above the ordinary.  Those things are also things that you control, gifted or not.  Excuses beware, I want no part of them.  If I'm not accomplishing something, you know what I do?  I ask myself why I'm not and then do the things that I can do to get there.  I don't even once, say to myself why I can't or start listing my limitations.  I look at what I want to do and focus on only things that will get me there.  Sounds simple right?  I think so and believe that we could all use an attitude tweak.  It starts with looking at ourselves and being honest with what we see.  You have everything you need to do whatever you want.  Know that and go after it!
For my strength performance, most of my feats rely on hand, grip, and wrist strength.  These areas are one of the easiest areas to train and get stronger.  Very few people focus on special grip training, and that is why those that do, can and do make some real progress rather quickly.  No matter your sport or endeavor, if you give grip a little attention, it will help you in your chosen activity.  Strong wrists, hands & grip translate into a stronger performance in whatever you do.  Check out this vid of the thick handle Grip clubs and a simple routine for wrist and grip strength.

Another powerful tool for wrists and pinch grip strength is the StrongerGrip Leverage Blocks. A simple and easy to use tool that fits into your workouts anywhere and anytime.  Portable enough to take to work or have with you wherever your at.
Get ready to have an awesome week! 
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Friday, July 23, 2010

Suspension handles. Do it your self.

Hey Strength seekers.


I posted a vid a while back on DIY suspension handles.  They are super easy to make and feel great in your grip.  I just came back from the hardware store and found 2 other sizes!  So I now have 3 handle sizes.  The handles are Carlon-Rigid nonmetallic PVC conduit above ground and underground, schedule 40 90 degree std rad.  These are sweet!  You can get them in 1"(1.30"), 1-1/4"(1.67") and 2"(2.375").  In parenthesis is the actual handle size(diameter).   You can use these and some chain or rope to make your own handles for suspension training, sled pulling, and even hook them up to cable/pulley set-ups.  Each handle is about $2.00 ea.  Very reasonable.  Get some chain or rope and your all set.  A real versatile set-up with decent price tag.
 See pictures for sizes and visual in regards to hand size.



Good luck!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mace Swinging Lesson

Hey strength seekers.
Check out the video mace swinging lesson.  These are some basic pointers to get you in the swing of things!  I urge you to try this with a light weight for the loosening and recuperative effects on the shoulders and upper back. 


Once the basic swing is learned, and as you use heavier weights, you'll love the feeling of overall body strength from swinging the Mace.  One customer said he loves the feeling of the mace swing after his regular workout.  It finishes it off and completes the workout.  Well said.  Here are some mace choices for you. Plate Loadable mace, Shot/Media loadable Maces.
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan
Ryan

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mace Swing & Gripball dumbbells

Hey strength seekers.
I wanted to share a video of my 9 year old who has been having fun swinging his mace.  He is getting it down pretty good.  Once the move becomes comfortable it flows very well and variations can be thrown in.  Not only a strength and conditioning tool, but great for recovery as well.

For you looking for a fantastic grip workout.  The GripBall dumbbells are super tools for the job.
Use them like regular dumbbells, only one twist, the globe that you grip will make the dumbbell exercises much harder and your grip gets trained and the muscles being used get fired harder because of the extra squeeze you have to put on them. 
There are 3 different sizes. 3"(size of a baseball) 4"(size of a softball) and 3-1/2"(inbetween baseball and softball)  Check em out!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Plate Loadable Mace

Hey strength seekers.
I wanted to let you know that the StrongerGrip Plate Loadable Mace is now available and you can save $20 if you get it before the end of July!  I put 2 videos of the original one online and this New one has some updates and benefits.  The New PLM has a thumbscrew to secure the loading shaft so there is no plate loosening as you are using.  It's a great alternative for you that want to start Mace swinging, but have been waiting.  Well, here ya go.
Have a great Tuesday!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Monday, July 19, 2010

Steel Bending and hand, wrist strength

Hey strength seekers.
Hand and wrist strength is one of the easiest things to improve.  One reason is that many people simply do not focus on it.  I am the average of the average when it comes to strength and athletic endeavors.  I was not a stand out in any sport nor was I a genetic giant.  I'm just average me.  But, my attitude and tenacity takes my level of strength and athleticism up from average to above average.  I've been working on my hand, wrist and grip strength for about 3-4 years.  I can do many feats that others can not and will not be able to do.  Only because of the process that goes into it.  And it's not that hard of a process.  Most things in life are not that hard.  It's the process that the majority avoid, and only because it's not convenient for them. 
Bending steel is a process.  Do not be in a rush to do it.  A great thing to start out with is building up tendon and ligament strength.  Using leverage is a great way to build this kind of strength.  Leverage is deceiving, so gradually work up in weight and or leverage.  I recommend starting out light and higher reps, 10-15 reps.  What to use?  By all means use your imagination and you can find many things you already have to build your wrist strength.  Sledgehammer levering, 2x4's with plates on a leverage point, etc.  If your really serious and want to build wrist strength, a fantastic tool is the StrongerGrip leverage blocks.  These are super and handy.  Starting out with a 10 lb plate is no joke.  The leverage blocks allow you to change weight and leverage point, and this = fast results in a safe and compact unit.  For smaller hands, hands that measure under 8" from first wrinkle in wrist to the end of middle finger, the Red Rafter may be perfect.  For hands over 8" measured this way the 2x4 leverage block  may be best. 
When your hands and wrists are strong as steel, you'll want won't want your core to be jealous, so look at some maces and clubs to swing your way to a midsection of metal!

Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Friday, July 16, 2010

Weekend is here. Time for a break.

Hey strength seekers.
I shot some vids of the PLA and also a vid of me showing someone some points for mace swinging.  My flip camera is being wacky, so I have not uploaded them yet.  I'll get it figured out.  As for the PLA, I'm sending a newsletter with details and may get it posted online sometime this weekend.  I'm off for the weekend to an amusement/water park with the family.  Looking forward to it.  I'll take some steel to bend and a couple of sandbells.  Other than that it'll be a relaxing weekend. 
Have a great weekend!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Plate loadable Mace & Clubs

Hey strength seekers.
The plate loadable mace has gotten many emails and questions.  The one I showed in the video was one from at least 2 years ago.  A couple of questions I have received were.

1)Do the plates wiggle loose.
2)When will they be available.
On the first one the plates would jiggle loose after use.  The NEW ones that I should be posting pics later this evening are redesigned and have a thumb screw to lock down and prevent loosening up.  Also is a new thread design for quicker plate change.  The nice thing about the StrongerGrip PLM & PLCs is that they are not just a handle with a threaded bar welded on end.  That would leave the threaded rod end sticking out if you didn't have plates loaded all the way up.  On the SG ones the threaded rod actually threads into handle so there is nothing hanging out end.  A very desirable design.  The capacity for both the PLM & PLC is huge.

I'm excited to get pictures up, so I am off to the shop to finish them up.  Check back this evening!
Oh, and as far as availability, I'm shooting for this weekend to have them listed.
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Worlds Strongest Hands Competition

Hey strength seekers.
If you are into grip and love to test yourself, then you are in for a treat.  Adam Glass and several others around the country will be holding a competition called Worlds Strongest Hands.  David Horne of England is the man behind it and he is a huge grip pioneer.  The dates are posted here.  I will be at  Adams on Aug. 14th in MN.  I would love to see you there.  If you are local and want some StrongerGrip gear, let me know so I can get it done in advance and being it with me so you can save shipping.  Especially if you need some steel media.

Events will be

  • Two Hands Pinch on the Euro device
  • 20mm set Grippers with the Vulcan adjustable gripper
  • Reverse bending with the Wrist developer device
And Adam will be holding some extra events afterward.  It'll be a blast!

Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Super Human Strength

 Here is something that should be really cool.  I'm looking forward to this!  There will be a great many strength personalities involved and a boat load of training information.  I am honored to be one of those involved with this.  To be mentioned along with these guys is very humbling and I can not wait to hear some of these guys.  The links and info are below.

It should be entertaining as well.  Check out the list!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mace and Club swinging, what muscles are used when swinging

Hey strength seekers.
Trying to figure out club and mace swinging can be tough.  Especially if you are new to dynamic weight swinging.  If your training has evolved around typical gym/bodybuilding movements, it's a difficult transition.  But not if you keep your mind open and put these tips to use.
When swinging a club or mace you do not handle the implements like a barbell or dumbbell.  The feeling of being solid and moving a weight in a linear direction with muscles tensed and reaching a certain lockout is not happening.  Here is where you change your focus.  In a mace or club swing the focus is on your base(legs) and core(torso).  Tightening and loosening of these areas is the key to controlling and manipulating the weight.  But, what about my arms and hands?  Those are what steers and guides the implements, not forcefully as in a tight, stiff way you do a barbell curl or bench press, but in a loose, steel cable way.  Picture your arms as loose steel cables and your hands as supple but strong.  When the weight is in motion your body responds and changes to the weights direction and feel.  The tension of the weight is felt most in the torso and legs, your arms will be moved by way of your lat muscles.  Picture doing a pullover, where you are pulling with your lats in a crunching motion.  An elbow strike is another good visual.  Upward or downward.  Elbow strikes are not done with just arm strength.  And neither is club and mace swinging.  This is the biggest thing to comprehend, the heavier the weight the more focus on the leg and torso strength. And the triceps get hit pretty hard as well the heavier the weight gets.  As your club and mace swinging journey evolves, you will start to feel what muscles are moving the weight and too also transfer more or less stress on the muscles you want to hit.  And your body is not rigid, it also will move and turn, sometimes slightly.  The movements are very fluid and be mindful that the initial weight movement is done with your body, not your arms.  StrongerGrip Maces are a great tool and allow plenty of room to grow. 
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sledge Training.

Hey strength seekers.
Hope you are having a blessed Sunday.  I wanted to answer a quick question I'm getting on half-tires.  How do I get the BIG half-tire?  They are available, but right now the Big ones are available by request.  The shipping is approx. $115.00  These are BIG.  They weight approx. 100 lbs and the UPS guy loves it when he pulls up and sees them!  The price for them is $145.00 + shipping.  I am honoring the sledge/Half-tire combo with these as well, so to get just the Big HT or the combo, email me with your request.  The Half-tires are getting a great response.  They just make sense.  The StrongerGrip sledges make sledge training safer and more productive as well.  Hitting the half-tires on the arc with standard hardware store sledgehammers is sooo different and tend to twist your wrists on impact. The big head of the SG sledges do not have that problem.  You get a solid hit and your wrists are spared the twist and possible injury.


Enjoy!  Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Plate loaded Mace Handle

Hey strength seekers.
Not sure why it took so long, but here is a Plate loaded Mace handle.  You use standard plates, and it's quickly changed.  Monday I will be sending out details on this, price and specs.  I plan on making a short run initially and if the demand is good, I'll make it a regular StrongerGrip product.  And yes, clubs with this same design will follow.  Actually look for them the following week.  These tools are very useful and offer another solution to the shot loaded or fixed weight ones.










Have a super weekend!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Friday, July 9, 2010

So easy a 9 year old can do it

Happy Friday strength seekers.
I hope you have a super weekend!  Club and mace swinging.  Is it that hard?  Can you do it?  No and yes!  The basic principles and beginner swings are pretty easy to learn and once you are comfortable with the movements, you are good to go.  My 9 year old has been having fun lately.  Yesterday he suggested we shoot a video with him and I swinging together.  I said what a great idea!  So check this out.  On top of that, last night as we were watching another Jet Li movie, he picks up my 6" Thick handled grip club and started doing some of the lightweight swings with two hands!  And they looked great!  I have some more instructional youtube vids on the way to help with the basic movements and feel of them.  Before the end of summer the plan is for a DVD product to be available! 







Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Thursday, July 8, 2010

We don't do grip?!!?

Hey strength seekers.

How important is grip?  Depends on what you do.  How often do you use your hands throughout the day?  Hand health and strength is THE most overlooked part of training that I can think of.  It's is basically happy ignorance.  Case in point, I'm at a local facility that trains athletes.  Slogan is something like this, Where serious athletes train like pros.  I tell him about the equipment I manufacture and about grip.  First thing said is we don't do grip.  Really??!  I smile and take his card.  I walk away and say to myself Really?!  Then wonder if the serious athletes training there use their hands for anything.  Maybe they all do mental gymnastics, and all they need is their mind power.  Great, more power to them.  But really, if you are a serious athlete, I would recommend thinking on your own and also questioning someone with some initials after their name.  The most serious athletes know their own bodies and are not afraid to question things and test if something works or doesn't.  It seems to me training is not rocket science but those who train people want you to think it is.  And unless they are having you test what they are having you do, and not the sweat test, sweating profusely and getting you huffing and puffing is not progress.  How would you like to know how to get results, what exercises work for you, and make progress everytime you train.  What if you didn't need someone to train you.  Anyone telling you how to train is just throwing the dice and taking your money. YOU are the only one who knows how to train you.  Go check this out if you are serious about training.  I stand behind it and will discuss any questions you have about it. 
And if your serious about training, your health, movement, and grip StrongerGrip has some super solutions for you. 

Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Business Success

Hey strength seekers.
How many of you run your own show?  You know, have your own business.  Question.  What does it take to make it happen?  Is there one main ingredient for success?  Or is there a recipe that is Top Secret?  I'd love to hear your responses.
I love reading about entreprenuers and their stories.  They excite and inspire me.  After reading a bunch of them there are common threads that all have experienced and makes your personal journey a bit easier to weather.  Just quickly here are a few of my favorites.
1) You HAVE to WANT it. 
2) You MUST sacrifice.
3) You HAVE to learn.
Wanting it.  There is no maybe, or I'll try, you gotta WANT it.  Sacrifice.  You will give up things that you thought were necessary, free time will be spent building your dream.  Learning.  Starting something new takes a massive amount of research and learning.  It's a ongoing process that you'll love, if you want to succeed.  THE biggest secret is knowing that YOU have to change.  You cannot remain the same and expect something different. 
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Club Training Discussion

Hey strength seekers.
Happy Tuesday!  Hope your holiday was as great as mine.  Are you familiar with Twitter?  Let me tell you, Twitter and Facebook and all things digital and cool scared the heck out of me.  Especially when you first try to figure them out. Well, I'm somewhat comfortable with them now.  Somewhat, I say.  Both are great tools for getting information and giving information.  I'm really impressed by the reach that both have.  So, if your not signed up with twitter or Facebook, I say give it a shot.  Tomorrwo on twitter, friend Scott Bird from Straight to the Bar is going to be holding a twitterchat on club training with little ole me.  Here is  a link for tomorrows chat. 
Hope to see you there.  I will be offering free steel media to those that participate, purchase a club or club set.  Just type in sttbtw in the comments part of checkout page and you'll get free steel media along with your club/s.




























If you have clubs, are in the market for clubs or just want some info on club training, join us tomorrow.  Clubs for flexibility, mobility or for silverback strength, StrongerGrip has em!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Monday, July 5, 2010

Kettlebell Sport & Fitness

Hey strength seekers.

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.  I wanted to let you know about Robert Kleins new magazine. Kettlebell Sport and Fitness.  A very nice magazine with super info on k-bell training and other health gems that will help you in your quest for strength.  It's gonna be a breath of fresh air in training with all the other bodybuilding and fitness mags that just don't do it for me. Look for this magazine to fill the HUGE voids in todays training information. 
Many, many kettlebellers are discovering how well mace and club training fits into their already great kettlebell routines.  They compliment each other extremely well and when you have something good and find something that makes it better, you gotta try it.  Kettlebell athletes and enthusiasts are a die hard group.  Mace & club swinging inbetween, before and or after kettlebell sessions helps with recovery and lessens the chance of injury.  After swinging and snatching some big bells, the clubs and maces just feel right!  Check out these choices in maces and clubs.  Lighter weight clubs are becoming more sought after as well with recent exposure.  And for what is available now the StrongerGrip clubs are the best bet for your money and versatility.  The 3 lb ones have been very popular with requests for lighter ones too.  The NEW 2 lb Indian Clubs are now available!
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan

Friday, July 2, 2010

Another piece of the puzzle

Hey Strength seekers.
Here is the video showing a few mace swinging tips.  It should make it a bit simpler to understand.  Getting comfortable with dynamic swinging tools is the biggest thing you'll need to come to grips with and then the benefits with be many!
Have a great 4th of July.  I'll be sending a newsletter with a special 4th of July discount code.  I love my freedom and am blessed to be able to share what I do with you.  Be looking!







Thursday, July 1, 2010

Some new toys

Hey strength seekers.
I'm on my Dell Inspiron with windows Vista.  It sucks!!  Any suggestions?  Thanks.
Yesterday I received my Sandbells.  Today I filled them up and honestly can not put them down.  They are a fantastic blend of sandbag, kettlebell, grip toy, and all around easy and fun to use.  The material is squishy and durable.  You can snatch them, press them, clean them, slam them, toss them, grip them..and on and on.  My favorite thing about them is the shape and how they stay nice and compact.  I'm very impressed.  I definitely recommend them.  I'm going to see if they will let me carry them on StrongerGrip.  They go hand in hand with the tools I have.  And both are loadable.  They have fantastic grip building for sure! 
Go check out hyperwear.  If you have any questions, get a hold of me and I'll give you my opinion on these as well as talk to you how they may fit into your training. 
Gods Peace & Strength
Ryan