Kipping pull-ups are a popular exercise among the CrossFit crowd, which involves swinging your body to complete a pull-up. This style of exercise is considered cheating among bodybuilders. Now I introduce, the kipping curl!
The Icelandic beast, famous for his role as The Mountain in the TV series based on author George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series, is more than just a pretty face. He was just crowned Europe’s Strongest Man. A 6-foot-9, 400 pounds, Bjornsson appeared to have an in-your-face attitude, poking holes in his competition en route to winning the tournament. Upon completing the Atlas stones challenge, Bjornsson ripped his shirt and screamed into a microphone. “I am the future of strength! The King of the Stones!”
While GoPro’s were originally invented as a way for CEO Nick Woodman to film his lines in the Californian surf, they have of course been used in many situations far beyond the boundaries of the action sports hemisphere. This GoPro footage for example of a girl’s boobs bouncing around while working out at the gym may not be the best video you see all day, but it certainly won’t be the worst. Technology sure is amazing, isn’t it?
An inspirational weightlifter is beating all of her records despite losing an arm in a horrific car smash. Krystal Cantu, 25 can lift a 210lb bar clear above her head with only one arm and has increased her ferocity in the gym since the accident last August. Her boyfriend Daniel Cuate was driving outside of their hometown of San Antonio, Texas when a tyre blew and the car flipped – painfully crushing her arm. Daniel escaped unscathed but Krystal was told that her arm would need to be amputated after she was airlifted to hospital. Krystal – who trains in CrossFit, a discipline that combines weightlifting, gymnastics and cardio – still managed to find the courage to get back to the gym just three weeks later. Despite having a very successful career in IT, Krystal has her heart set on competing professionally in CrossFit.
While the initial reaction for most fans was likely one of disappointment when news broke that Alexander Gustafsson was out of his highly anticipated title rematch against Jon Jones, the long-time champion and injury replacement Daniel Cormier have certainly done their part to get fans pumped for UFC 178. While last year’s initial Jones-Gustafsson clash at UFC 165 may have been one of the best light heavyweight title fights of all time, Jones vs. Cormier has easily become the promotion’s most anticipated fight of the year. Lets stop for a moment and take a look at Daniel Cormier’s highlight reel for the year so far!