Efficiency and power are two prerequisites for an effective and massive overhead press. Add in the sheer bulkiness and girth of a log in strongman and it all becomes a new challenge. Mikey J breaks down the efficiency of technique, technique and strength and then technique, strength and brute size and power in the 9th edition of PSST!
Tom Emelander took the runner up spot with an 804.5lb deadlift at the Sultans of Squat 7 Hardcore Powerlifting event at the NPC Branch Warren Classic in Houston.
When the 20 year old Arizona State University strongman took the world by storm a few years back, people wondered, how far can this kid go? After a few injuries and battling some personal demons, it appears that the kevin we all knew was in there, is making his way back to the stage. At least by evidence of this video, I am M^#&@r F#&)@%G back!
Mike Johnstons brings us another installment of PSST! 8, Vector Squats. Balance, pitching forward and core stablization are the keys to a successful lordotic positioned squat attempt whether raw or equipped. Here Mike breaks down the training methodology that can bring you bigger numbers on game day!
When I was a kid, i would wear my clothes through spring, start wearing cooler clothing at the start of summer, and would return to my old sclothes as soon as the California fall began to creep in. But every year, something weird happened. My clothing just didn't fit any more. I had hit summer growth spurts that neccessitated my mother to take me shopping for new school clothes.
Mike J learned that lesson after competing at 242lbs at the Arnold XPC event and afterwards returned to his normal 252-255lbs of bodyweight. However, he did nto take into account that effect Ben & Jerrys daily consumption can have on the reality of the scale... and how his gear fit under the squat rack. Here, Mikey breaks down the trials and tribulations of Ice Cream overload.
Mike Johnston, PT CSCS and Vice President of the American Strongman Corporation knows a thing or two about analysis. In this weeks PSST! Mike looks at the Good, the Bad and the just plain down right Ugly of some of the America's Strongest Man Log Presses by soem of the very best in the U.S. Mike breaks down each component in real time and in slow motion. Thanks to Carl Foemmel, Tomas Rodriquez and Brad The Wolverine Dunn for their contributions.
Eric Spoto, who for some time now was clearly the aire apparent to the bench press all time world record, crushed not one but two attempts to establish and then re-establish a new world record. Scott Mendohlson long held the 715lb mark until this past weekend when Spoto hit a controversial 716lb blast. In the video, the handoff was fast, the Go command never really played a factor leaving many to scratch their heads at three white lights. His third attempt (he opened and made 660lbs) was a very clean 722lbs that sent the crowd into a frenzy.
Kristy Scott won the Sultans of Squat 3 event at the Emerald Cup Bodybuilding Championships with an amazing 465lb squat! Kristy also competes in bodybuilding, strongwoman and is the 2012 World Silver Medalist in the Highland Heavy Games!