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JoshStrength.com: Increased Frequency Training



When sizing up a man’s physical prowess, people look at the “yoke” and the forearms.  Anyone that can judge true power knows large forearms mean power.

Big Forearms means you establish respect right off the bat.  Bullies know the difference between the pec and bi warrior and the cat that can pull out your pancreas through your nose.

Goals ranging from a tighter grip on belligerent patrons at a kick and stab juke joint between Ozona, Texas and the sunset…or just looking better...can be served by the outlined strategy.


The Original Girl Gone Strong: Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton



Abbye Eville, more commonly known around the world as Pudgy Stockton, was born August 11th, 1917 in Santa Monica, California.  During her childhood she acquired the nickname, “Pudgy” and it stuck with her; little did she know it was a name soon to be known all around the world.


After graduating high school, she started a sedentary job answering phones and became displeased with how the inactivity affected her body so she began lifting weights — a very humble beginning for the future, “Queen of Muscle Beach”.


Rumors Abound with a BIG Shake Up With Worlds Strongest Man



Last year when it was announced that CBS Sports would be taking over the television rights to Worlds Strongest Man, the industry wondered how it would affect the sport as a whole. Last year's event in Sanya, China, according to all of the athletes I spoke to was a near disaster; illness, heat, humidity, resort being unable to meet athletes needs, etc., things could only get better. CBS Sports I would imagine would have had nothing to do with the choice of venue, I think it is safe to say that was left to the sports producer, IMG Worldwide.


GAT Signs Giant Pro Strongman, Robert Oberst!




Record-breaking professional strongman Robert Oberst will serve as a spokesmodel for sports nutrition brand GAT.

Three damaged ribs – two broken and one dislocated- were not enough to stop six-foot-eight-inch, four-hundred-pound Robert Oberst from winning his pro card. In 2012, after barely a year of preparation, the bearded “mountain man” competed in the Europa American Strongman contest. During the car lift event, he damaged his ribs. He had four events to go. In severe pain and with duct tape wrapped around his torso to prevent further injury, he continued, ultimately winning his pro card and breaking the US log press record. Today, Robert signed with GAT, one of the fastest-growing sports nutrition brands in North America.


Branch Chain Amino Acid Supplementation - Review



I decided to do my own research on BCAAs—if you don’t care to read further—in a nut shell, if you train hard, take them. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) consist of leucine, isoleucine and valine, which comprise an overwhelming majority of the amino acids your body needs for recovery and hypertrophy.


American Robert Oberst Ninth Invitee for the Arnold Strongman Classic



The 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic had last week named the first eight invitees to this years show. Today, American Robert Oberst, the 6' 8" 400lb monster who burst onto the scene last year with an impressive showing at Giants Live in the UK and then made it to the finals at the 2013 Worlds Strongest Man was named the 9th invitee to the traditionally 10 man field.


When is Powerlifting, Too Young?



The arguement for the safety and health of children in any sport is as relevant today as any other time in our history. Girls in gymnastics with mulitple tendon ruptures and broken bones may out number the boys playing football with joint and head injuries. However, I do not know of any clinical data to support the idea that powerlifting is any more dangerous than either of the previously mentioned sports. This article is oen that provkes the :what the hell is the problem here" gene in me. It simply doesn't make sense to target this kid or the sport any mroe than "Friday Night Tykes" on the new Esquire Channel.


UK's Graham Hicks On 2014 WSM Run Up



A Morecambe strongman is confident he can have an excellent 2014 after taking on the world’s best strength athletes for a second time.

Channel 5 viewers saw Graham Hicks finish fifth in his World’s Strongest Man heat in Sanya, China on December 27 and miss out on a place in the final.


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