The Original Blob, it’s brother, Bro-Blob and the Blue Blob
You’re drooling, aren’t you?
So, I already told you about Part I and Part II of this series. If you missed them, scroll down or click the links below:
Sorinex Summer Strong 4 – RT Pull-ups and Double 45-Pinch
Sorinex Summer Strong 4 – < href="http://www.dieselcrew.com/sorinex-summer-strong-4a">Inch Dumbbell and Baby Inch Overhead Lifting
Now it is time to move on to the Blob.
I’ve written about Blob lifting many times before.
Let’s take a look at the first Blobs that ever walked the face of the earth.
You see, Richard Sorin coined the term “Blob” when he began training to lift a half 100-lb dumbbell that broke. There are several stories as to how this first 100-lb York Dumbbell got broken in order to bring about the Blob to existence…
The first story is that Richard, back in his days as Power Bodybuilder, was doing a Dynamic Curl Day and the speed at which he was curling is 100-lb dumbbells made one of the heads snap clean off. That is some serious torque and velocity.
Another story I have heard is that a plane crashed in his back yard and the Jet Fuel ignited, causing structural failure of the handle, right where it goes into the dumbbell head.
I also heard that either George Hackenschmidt or Thomas Inch (reports have brought up both names) came by with Thermite and blasted the heads off with remote detonations.
Whatever the true story is, back in the day Richard had the sense to train on this piece of Iron for Grip Strength and not just to throw it away.