Mark Bell shows you how to use bands with deadlifts if you don’t have a deadlift platform with band attachments. Sumo and conventional.
Stumbled across this slopy grip training toy. Tickle me GripMo. Looks like fun, but it comes at a hefty $140. So much for that. I like the idea of using odd objects to challenge your grip. But I would probably settle for the Elite FTS Grenades or the good ol’ DIY baseball pull up grips. So the moral of the […]
Here is a the homemade alternative to tools like these self massage stick rollers. The good ol’ Rolling Pin a.k.a Dough Roller. via Elite FTS
Jon Gilson from Again Faster and EC Syncowski explain how to maximize efficiency on the Concept 2 rower. Concept 2 also has a couple of technique videos on their site. Setting up and common mistakes. Leg drive, body swing, pull return stroke should take about twice as long as the out stroke Another quick technique instruction with Olympian Erin Cafaro. […]
If you have the right tools and skills you can build yourself a kick ass power rack. You have seen the wooden Power Racks. But this awesome piece of craftsmanship is the best diy power rack I have seen so far. Costs: around $400 US Read this post for a complete explanation. Plan: Finished Product:
Hardest Push Ups? I don’t know about that. Certainly looks hard on your wrists. More like a bodyweight triceps extension. Giuliano Stroe does Romanian Stick Push Ups (RSP, that’s their official name). Edit: Just tried it using some dumbbell handles (couldn’t find my custom made Romanian sticks) and it definitely feels as awkward as it looks.
John Meadows does some bent over barbell rows with a cambered bar. Looks like a great piece of equipment. He says: I’m not a big fan of tradtional barbell rows unless done in a Smith machine or with a cambered bar. The cambered bar allows you to get your elbows back/up further if you drive the […]
On his blog Ross Enamait pointed to an diy reaction trainer.Edit: Ross added a quick explanation on how to make your own.You need: hat tennis ball elastic cord is one fighter who often trained with a similar device. You can see an example at the link below: Here are some pros using it. Vasyl Lomachenko (at […]
Mikko Salo and Dan Bailey talk about what ideas went into designing the Rogue Fitness HQ Gym in Columbus, Ohio. The basic difference to most CrossFit gyms is having the racks in the middle of the gym. Most CF gyms (from what i have seen) put them on the sides. This makes enough room for running, sled pulls etc […]