Quest for the Mark Henry Dumbbell

My friend Mike has been on a mission to be the first human to lift the Mark Henry dumbbell out of its box:

Here is a video of some of his training and philosophy:

Vegan Gym Rat is a blog about health, fitness, and pushing your limits on a plant based diet. You can get in touch with me via email ironcladben at mailbolt dot com or on twitter @IronCladBen

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Visit to Bonebreaker Barbell Episode 4

Here’s a few clips from workouts this past summer at Bonebreaker Barbell

Vegan Gym Rat is a blog about health, fitness, and pushing your limits on a plant based diet. You can get in touch with me via email ironcladben at mailbolt dot com or on twitter @IronCladBen

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Bonebreaker Barbell Ep. 3: Jeff’s First Deadlifts

More from the chronicles of Bonebreaker Barbell:

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Big Bald Mike Interview

Here is an interview I did with Big Bald Mike several months ago and never uploaded until now.

In here he talks about his 20-year history with strength training, his downfall with drugs and alcohol in 2008 and his comeback on a vegetarian and later vegan diet. For more info about Mike check out:

    http://www.facebook.com/bonebreaker.barbell
    http://www.bigbaldmike.com/
    http://www.bbbarbell.com/
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Woodstock Fruit Festival Bench Press

Last month I attended the Woodstock Fruit Festival in upstate New York. It was an amazing time. I got to eat unlimited delicious fruits and vegetables each day, see some very informative talks, meet hundreds of amazing people and spend some great time out in nature. I also took some great fitness classes and had some fun workouts. One here was a bench press session with Mike Vlasaty of Fruit & Strength:



Vegan Gym Rat is a blog about health, fitness, and pushing your limits on a plant based diet. You can get in touch with me via email ironcladben at mailbolt dot com or on twitter @IronCladBen

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19 One-Arm Pushups

Been a long time since I posted, here’s a quick one for ya.  19 one-arm pushups.  VEGAN POWER!! YEAH BUDDY!!!!!



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Shout Out To Fruit and Strength

One guy that’s really been inspiring me lately is Mike Vlasaty.  He has been following the 80/10/10 diet for over 4 years and training weights seriously about that long as well.  He is 137lbs and can put me and most people to shame on any strength exercise.  What will blow people’s minds is that the guy only eats fruits and vegetables.  Check out these impressive feats of strength and do Mike a favor by subscribing to his YouTube channel

100 one-handed pushups:

240lbs benchpress for reps:

350lb deadlifts:

What Mike eats in a typical day (I eat a lot more than this):

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