Leverage Bar Training

Posted on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 by John Wood
Leverage bar training, demonstrated here by John Grimek, will make an excellent addition to any program, especially if the goal is knotty forearms. You can use a sledge hammer, a broom, or, as shown here, a dumbbell handle loaded at one end. Supination and pronation, ulnar and radial deviation and pretty much any movement will build tremendous strength is the small muscles of the forearms that don’t always get enough attention…
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Leverage Bar Training

Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by John Wood

Edward Aston Leverage Bar Training

The Leverage Bar is one of the truly underrated methods of training. It’s convenient and you don’t need much weight, as the great Edward Aston demonstrates above. There’s maybe ten pounds on the bar but with the leverage–or lack thereof–it probably feels like at least ten times that much, if not more. Plus the keeping the bar level gives an entirely different feel than “normal” weightlifting. Aston referred to this device as the “Un-Barbell” and he did NOT swing it like a mace. Hermann Goerner also did some interesting things with different leverages in his training.
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Stanless Steel

Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 by John Wood
Stanley “Stanless Steel” Pleskun from South Brunswick, New Jersey has been quietly performing some pretty amazing feats of strength for many years. He can lift over 600 pounds with one finger, break chains, drive nails, lever sledge hammers and, incredibly, bend a penny with his bare hands. Stanless attributes his great strength to the ability to harness the power of his own mind.