Sunday, July 13, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Better Movement by Todd Hargrove

Below is a link to my review I wrote at Amazon for Todd Hargrove's NEW book, A Guide to Better Movement. Be sure and check out my review and what others have to say about this amazing book on human movement and pain! Thanks for your time!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Here's a few pics of Dennis Roger's NEW Training Tool for card tearer's! The kit comes with 2 Mini Ugly Rubbers, instruction booklet and a nice burlap bag with draw strings to carry all the contents in. I can honestly say that consistent training with these Ugly Rubbers has not only increased my card tearing strength but has really strengthened and toughened my hands and fingers as well! I can only speak from my own experience here but it seems training with these rubbers has a nice carry over to my other forms of grip strength training such as hand grippers and block weights!

If you want to increase your hand and finger strength and get stronger at tearing cards be sure and check out Dennis Roger's Mini Ugly Rubbers here:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Custom Made 2" Axles FOR SALE!!!

Pictured below is 2" diameter custom made Axles made by me and my son Cody!

These Axles are 7' overall length with 15" of loading area on each end. Each Axle weighs a little over 22 lbs and are made from high strength steel pipe hand selected from a local steel yard.

These Axles have been drop tested from 5' loaded to 500 lbs and then the weights removed and tested for any bend whatsoever and each Axle passed! 

There are ONLY 6 of these BEASTS available currently and each one is painted with a full can of Krylon, Flat Black paint.

PRICE = $165.00 SHIPPED in US ONLY!!!

Payment can be made through PayPal. 

Contact me by e-mail at for payment and shipping details.

THANKS for your interest!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bob Sundin Lifts the #172 Inch Replica DB!!!

Below is a quote and picture directly from Bob Sundin on this monumental lift!!!

Finally lifted the ~172 lb. Thomas Inch Dumbbell in a steady rain. My Moby Dick finally is dead; had to lift both the dumbbell and the mental block created by literally over 1000 failed attempts. Weighed in at less than 174 lbs. this morning (posted previously)Many people I need to thank, but for now will start w/ Roger Steffens, who very kindly gave me the Inch. my friends and training partners James Retarides, Jason Otto and Robert Miller who were integral to my improvement . Counting from my very first attempt it was 2387 days from the start date to the end date, end date included or 6 years, 6 months, 13 days including the end date. Much more and many more to thank later, we have a social engagement and no more time to write now, my apologies!

HUGE Congrats to Bob on this achievement of which he worked so hard and diligently at accomplishing!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


This is a detailed book review of James Retarides NEW book, Strong Arm Tactics, Training and Technique in Competitive Arm Wrestling! Before getting into my review of this amazing book let me assure you that this book is not written by some amateur or newbie to the sport. James has been involved in competitive arm wrestling for over 2 decades and he's been fortunate enough to see and experience the evolution and transitions between old school era and the current new school era of competitive arm wrestling. In those years of experience there has been a large evolution in techniques and training and James is a master of both! James is a National Champion is 3 different weight classes and has won over 70 professional titles in this ever growing and fast paced sport! Now with that out of the way let's get into meat of this review!

First, the looks and quality of the book are first class! The book is paperback (also sold as an e-book) and it's binding is very well constructed. The pages are thick and obviously made to be used and followed as a reference while one is learning or training for the sport of arm wrestling.

Next, the book is composed of 153 pages filled with helpful tips, explanations and high quality photos to demonstrate what he explains very well in his writing. Just reading the "Table of Contents" tempts one to jump around and learn new things before actually reading the book from front to back. You can do this but I strongly encourage you to first read the book in its entirety and then go back to the sections that interest you or a section that may address your weakness in strength or in technique and then progress in that manner.

The book has something to offer to any level of arm wrestler you may be rather it's beginner, amateur or pro level puller! The techniques described in this book are very detailed and thoroughly explained throughout. My favorite parts of the book have to be the training ideas, tips and strategies that James offers that really excited me the most! As an expert in Grip and grip training I can honestly say that very few exercises get past my radar that I haven't seen or experienced but James had a few surprises up his sleeve when it comes to training exercises to strengthen one's fingers, hands, wrists, forearms and other major body parts involved in arm wrestling! For example, want to develop some serious knuckles up pressure on your set up? Then BUY this book and turn to page 94 and check out these exercise gems! Impressive!

In closing I would to say that there seems to be no stone left uncovered in this book! James covers ALL aspects of training, technique and even the psychological side of the sport! The book starts with the basics and logically progresses to more advanced methods and strategies as one progresses through the book and in their training. For the price of this book and it's contents I honestly don't see how one could possibly go wrong with this purchase! Even if you decided not to give competitive arm wrestling a try you would have gained some valuable insight into how to seriously strengthen your upper body, specially the fingers, hands and wrist areas!

Grab your copy here today:

THANKS for your time in reading my review and a Big Thank You to James Retarides for allowing me the opportunity to review this amazingly informative book on the sport of com
petitive arm wrestling!!!