It takes mass to move mass. How many times have I heard this? A big misconception is that you need to get big in order to lift big. It definitely helps and I am not saying there is no truth in getting stronger from gaining mass. Aside: You can ask Tyler Cone about his plan to get really fat for one year so he can lift a ton of weight super easily. You can also ask his new wife Andrea Cone why he is not allowed to do this.
Lifting an insane amount of weight is really cool. But, at least in my opinion, it’s more impressive if you look at strength to bodyweight ratio. Yeah that big guy does “Grace” in less than 2 minutes but what about the smaller guy doing 30 nearly bodyweight clean and jerks? That’s pretty awesome. Gymnastics represents a good measure of true strength to bodyweight but I also like workouts like the one we are doing today. So big or small, tall or short, see how you stack up against Christine.
July 18, 2014
12 Deadlifts, bodyweight
21 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
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Hyball is Coming… August 8-10, Sean O’Connell is hosting his annual softball and camping weekend to benefit the Sean Collier Scholarship Fund. A$100 donation includes: 2 nights in the Camp Lyndon cabins, an American Apparel t-shirt with custom logo, new sunglasses, Dunkin’ breakfast and Chipotle lunch on Saturday, all of your keg beer for the weekend, and live graffiti work by Vert Series painter Merk Those. All remaining proceeds will be donated to Sean’s scholarship, and matched by Dell Inc. You can register at www.HyannisHyball.com, or by bringing a check to Sean at CFF in the evening. Morning regulars can coordinate by emailing Sean here.