Who did The Rock turn to when he wanted to transform his body from a 280 pound football player to a ripped up movie star? Billy Beck that’s who, and here are some fitness tips from this world famous celebrity personal trainer for anyone serious about becoming the strongest man you can be.
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If you frequent any MMA forums looking for information about Brock Lesnar and his MMA career then you have no doubt seen this statement: Weights Don’t Hit Back. Many times this statement is made after someone refers to an athletes size or strength. This is often said to discount strength as a non issue when [...]
Bill Kazmaier wrestled during the 1980s for promotions such as Stampede Wrestling and Continental Championship Wrestling. His biggest national exposure came when he debuted for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1991 at Halloween Havoc. He received several shots at Lex Luger’s WCW World Heavyweight Championship but failed to win the title. He also briefly teamed with Rick Steiner, only to lose to The Enforcers in a tournament final for the WCW World Tag Team Championship.
The muscle-up is performed by pulling up, but rather than stopping with the chin or chest touching the bar, the arms are straightened, raising the body above the bar. Generally the initial pull-up uses an overhand grip to make the switch easier and is more explosive in order to use the momentum to make the exercise easier.
I came across this funny video and thought you all might enjoy it. The title of the video is Gym Guy and if you are like me you will probably find many similarities to yourself in this video.
In 1993, he stopped two US Air Force T-34 Aircraft (285 horsepower each) from taking off, earning him “The Association of Oldetime Barbell and Strongmen Highest Achievement Award.” In 1995, Dennis successfully prevented four Harley Davidson Motorcycles from moving at full throttle for 12 seconds. In 1998, he bent a ½ inch thick, 17.25 inch long steel bar around his neck into a “U” shape. In 2001, he bent an 8 inch adjustable wrench into the shape of an “S” – another incredible feat that he performed on multiple occasions. He has broken official police handcuffs, easily tears thick phonebooks vertically using only two fingers and can drive a nail with one blow of his fist through a frying griddle and 2” thick board- at the same time. And these are just a handful of his incredible feats of strength. Lest we forget his one arm curl of 98 pounds x 10 reps performed at a bodyweight of 148 pounds!
It seems lately that I have been on a roll with MMA style workouts. Maybe it is the fact that these men train for what could be the ultimate test of strength man vs. man in a no holds bar battle where you win by knockout or submission and nobody likes the fight to go to a judges decision. At the end we have a victor and at least for that moment he was the strongest man.