Saturday, March 29, 2014

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet - Straddle Press to Handstand Tutorial



Many people who are decent at handstands may never even have tried the straddle press to handstand. Most people (myself included) just kick up into one, but Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was a traditionally trained gymnast before making the transition into Crossfit. Here she offers her advice in not only how to learn the straddle press to handstand, but also into how to improve all of your handstand movements in the process.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Equinox - Acro Yoga



Briohny Smyth is definitely not new to making beautiful yoga videos, but this one features her husband Dice Iida-Klein as well. Acroyoga merges yoga, acrobatics and hand-to-hand balancing to create a tranquil but powerful workout that requires immense balance in addition to a thorough knowledge of yoga practices in a traditional sense.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Planche Push-up Tutorial



This is the best planche tutorial of any kind I've seen yet. Quang Bang, a b-boy with incredible upper body strength from 2nd Nature and Business Time, shows us a terrific progression to achieve the elusive planche push-up. Many breakdancers have been known to have otherwordly upper body strength, so the fact that they would naturally breed so many people capable of performing this feat is not surprising. Quang claims in the video that a friend of his was able to master the technique in only a month, which bodes well for anyone attempting to do this move, but were discouraged by the gargantuan amount of time it would take to learn. That's not to say that it won't be extremely hard work.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Joseph Greenstein AKA The Mighty Atom - Nail Driving



The Mighty Atom is a legend among strongman circles, and this video shows why. A few of his otherworldly skills are on display here; driving a 20 penny nail through a thick wooden board with his bare hands and then proceeding to bite the head off of one. He also offers a rare glimpse of insight into some of the beliefs and principles he followed during his long life; a life that reads like a fictional superhero. After being born three months premature, fighting nazis and even surviving being shot in the head, it's not surprising to learn that he actually inspired one.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The 10 Hottest CrossFit Girls 2013

In an effort to encourage more women to pick up the weights by abolishing the myths surrounding lifting, Only the Mighty presents the 2013 edition of the 10 Hottest CrossFit Girls. These women continue to prove that being fit and strong is, and always will be beautiful.

Heather Welsh
10. Heather Welsh

Friday, May 11, 2012

SlimKicker



There's a brand new fitness app out there that does it in a way you've never seen before. SlimKicker turns tracking your nutrition, logging your workouts and monitoring good eating habits into a game, complete with an addictive points and rewards system. It also gives you a virtual coach tailored to your personal goals, and offers a plethora of fitness challenges to keep you entertained while making progress. The best part about it is that it's free. Get it right here on iTunes. You'll thank me later.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Three Man Hand-to-Hand Balancing


This is an old photo of three acrobats doing insane hand-to-hand balancing on the edge of a building.  While each of the movements on there own are not particularly difficult, all of them put together with the added pressure of falling from that height make this unbelievable.

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