Diesel Classic – Lifting the Blob by the Face
The video below shows the first time I ever lifted the Blob by the Face.
The Blob Face Lift Grip Position
Lifting the Blob by the Face, or a Face Lift, involves turning the Blob over so that you must spread the fingers out and hook over the edge in order to lift it (as shown above).
This feat, for me, was something that I had to work long and hard on. Aside from specifically training on the Blob, in order to train my hand to be strong out in that position, I also taped a 25-lb plate to the bottom of an old rusty brake rotor. Once that got too easy, I put duct tape around the gripping edge of the rotor in order to make it tougher.
Still, even with a consistent training approach, it took me a very long time to be able to do this feat, so when it came up, I was pretty excited.
If this is the first time you’ve seen this crazy PR video, let me explain what is going on.
I am a HUGE wrestling fan and love watching old wrestling from the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s. I have a sizeable collection of Classic Wrestling Videos, and I am always trying to expand it.
One of my favorites from this era was the Ultimate Warrior, and he was FAMOUS for cutting insane promos.
Here is an example of some of his promos. As you watch, check out the 0:44 to 1:04 section, as this will be fairly similar to what I say in my video clip.
I was watching a LOT of Ultimate Warrior stuff during the time this video was shot, which I’d estimate to be January 2005, because my hair is short and I am wearing the beard that Triple H eventually stole from me.
Obviously, I didn’t spout the promo as a word for word match to what the Ultimate Warrior said, but I don’t think Ultimate Warrior even used to get the right word-for-word himself.
As you can tell, I had tons of support from my buddy, Brad Martin, whom you can hear slaying the cheers. It’s hard NOT to perform well in that kind of an environment. Boy, do I miss those days…
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year, all!
All the best in your training,