Awesome Fitness Videos For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 82

Hope you’re having a great week so far. It’s about to get a little better because I’ve great compilation of awesome training videos for you from around the fitness world.

It’s pretty lengthy so I’ll just the chit-chat and get right to it.


Martin Rooney’s nine-year-old daughter cranks out 11 chinups! This is probably the coolest video I’ve seen in a long time. Not only is she strong, but she’s darn funny too!

Jim Bathurst practices one arm handstands. All I can say is, wow. This is just nutty. I love watching Jim’s videos and when I do, it always inspires me to try new things. I’ve actually never even given regular handstands a shot so I may have to do that.

Max Shank does a pinch grip pull-up from a hanging 2×4. Max is one of the strongest people I know, and this is just another example of the nutty stuff he does.

Dave Dellanave deadlifts 603 pounds at a bodyweight of 193. That’s a serious pull. Great stuff.

John Meadows shows the horizontal shoulder press. This one looks brutal. I bet it’s really hard even without weights actually. I saw this video a couple days and meant to try it but I forgot, so I’m going to try it out next time I go to the gym (i.e. in about 20 minutes).

Smitty Diesel shows “grappler pullups.” Just when I thought I’d see and tried just about every pull-up variation known to man, I see this. This one looks brutal for the grip. I look forward to trying it out.

Michael Keck squats 500 lbs for 3 reps. While this is crazy strong, what’s most impressive to me is just how easy it looks for him. You know you’re a beast when you can make 500 look like 225.

Marianne Kane crushes a hard workout of reverse lunges, front squats, bridges, RDLs, chin-ups and bench presses. I got tired just writing that workout out and even more tired watching the video. And I’m spent!

Julia Ladewski does some weighted chin-ups and foam presses. It’s cool to see Julia training so hard, but I also like how she gets help from her kids and uses the workout as a chance to spend time with them.

Dean Somerset shows a planch row done between two benches. I really like plank rows and this looks cool because it allows for a greater range of motion.

Graham Carpio crushes an upper body bodyweight workout. Lots of strong work here.

Frankie Addelia shows the kettlebell “blow torch.” I’d have a hard time remembering all the different steps of this exercise, let alone actually doing it. This looks brutal for the shoulders and core.

John Meadows shows “over and back” shoulder rotations. I do these every day either with a band or a PVC pipe.

Elsbeth Vaino shows a hip flexor activation combined with a glute stretch. This combines two common drills into one to save time. I’m not sure I have the flexibility to do this but I’ll try it out.

As usual I didn’t include any of my own videos in the mix, but if you’d like to see what I’m up to you can head over to my You Tube page and check it out.

Also, I wanted to thank all of you that gave me feedback on my computer question on Monday in my Random Thoughts posts. I’m going to stick with the Mac I got.

And with that, I’m off to the gym…