Here is some more concrete lifting. Notice how you can put yourself in some “awkward” positions to strengthen your body in new ways.
This clip features Steve Justa moving around some heavy concrete. Very similar to stone or rock lifting, although with concrete you’ll have more man-made shapes to play with.
Justa lifting a tractor.
This old clip features Steve lifting a heavy metal sewing machine, followed by an old refrigerator.
Steve went from doing lots of lifts like these to concentrated a lot more on Isometric Exercises.
Steve says in this video “Who needs a weight set?”
There’s tons of stuff around that you can lift if you look for it. Steve may have more available then most but you might be surprised what you could find if you spend some time looking.
Digging through the archives Steve Justa had some lifting feats on old VHS tapes. We figured it was worth converting these to DVD’s then posting clips online for your viewing pleasure to see more of what Steve does and how he trains (which is like a mad man of course!) This is the first of many heavy lifting clips we’ll be sharing. This is a series of short range lifts, some of Steve’s favorites for total strength.
The first is picking a barbell weighing 610 off the rack in front of the body with two hands. He says he used to be able to do 900 lbs. for ten reps.
The second is picking the 900 lb. barbell off the rack on a single shoulder. His best ever was 1100.
The third lift is a 250 lb. dumbbell off of the ground. Then he moves onto 292 lb.
Steve Justa shows you one method that he used to build his super strength by moving and lifting huge chunks of concrete. You won’t see them lifted so much as moved around here which is basically a form of isometric training or odd object training. If you don’t have a chunk of concrete you can use rocks or stones of all shapes and sizes.
You’ll also see Bud Jeffries trying his hand at some of these lifts. You’ll never see these done in any commercial gym but you won’t find this level of strength there either.
Sorry for the dark shot. So you can actually see what’s in this video check out these photos.
This is a welded tire with attachments for leverage lifting and is the creation of Justa himself. You could easily make a similar object yourself.
Check out this series of new videos on barrel lifting with Steve Justa and Bud Jeffries.
In case you don’t know barrel lifts are one of the main forms of odd object training along with other things like stones and logs.
This video shows Steve breaking a 640 lb. concrete filled barrel off of the ground a few times. It’s a very short range lift but with an odd object that is incredibly heavy and awkward.
If you look at this and say that’s nothing, then you have no idea what it would take to move something like even a little bit off the ground.
This video shows 1100 lb. barrel lifting. This barrel is filled with concrete and has a handle attachment welded onto it to provide different forms of exercises.
You’ll see various forms of odd object training here with lifts, twists, squats and various other movements using this heavy object.
Finally, this video shows a lighter barrel than the other two with only 315 lbs.
But with this lighter size you’ll see both Steve and Bud do a variety of lifts including walking around with it. Lots of odd object training exercises found here.
This is a rare interview between Bud Jeffries and Steve Justa.
It’s only a short clip of the entire thing which you can get as a bonus by becoming a member of Super Human Training, or with the upcoming release of Justa’s new book, High Plains, Heavy Metal, Iron Master, Super Strength Bible!