by Thom Van Vleck
Coda Baugher, circa 1930's, part of the first generation of the JWC
The JWC traces it’s roots back to 1928. This is not to say it’s been a continuously run organization during that time. There have been good times, and bad. There was a time in the mid 60’s where there were over […]
by Al Myers
Garcia Wins 2011 Deanna Meet
Group picture from the 2011 Deanna Springs Meet. (left to right): Al Springs, Joe Garcia, Mike Murdock, Al Myers, Rudy Bletscher, Thom Van Vleck, and Dean Ross.
Last weekend at Clark’s Gym at the Deanna Meet a couple of things happened that NEVER HAPPENS. First, Bill was not there to […]
BY DAVE GLASGOW
DAVE GLASGOW IN FRONT OF THE FORGE THAT WAS USED TO HEAT THE DRILL BITS. DAVE IS USING THE 16 POUND SLEDGE HAMMER THAT WAS MENTIONED IN THIS STORY. THIS PICTURE IS FROM 1978.
FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER, SERIOUSLY, TRAINED GRIP, I THINK I HAVE A FAIR GRIP. I AM CERTAIN […]
by John McKean
Rob McKean showing total body work (and enjoyment!) from squeezing the life out of dear old Dad!
My neighbor once shouldered a 604 pound wrestler and body-slammed him. A gym full of iron game devotees also witnessed him doing a strict bench press of 330 pounds for 38 consecutive reps – no wraps, no […]
by Ben Edwards
Ben Edwards demonstrates the Ring and Pinky Fingers Thick Bar Deadlift and Farmer's Drag.
The ring and pinky fingers are the weak link when training with thick bars. This article introduces the reader to specialized training designed to improve the support grip strength of the ring and pinky fingers. I call this combo […]