Monday, May 24, 2010

Milo Of Kroton

Milo of Kroton: was "the most illustrious of athletes..." (Strabo, Geography, 6.1.12). Born over 2,000 years ago in an ancient Greek colony of southern Italy, he won the Olympic wrestling championship six times between 540 BCE and 516 BCE. So great was his strength that once, when a building collapsed, he supported the roof while his friends escaped unharmed.

The story of how Milo got his strength has been told for over 2,000 years. Briefly, his father gave him a bull calf for his son to raise. One day, his father asked him, 'How big is your bull today?' Milo ran outside, picked up the calf and carried him inside to show his father. Each day, his father asked him 'How big is your bull today?' and each day Milo ran outside, picked up the bull and carried him to his father. This went on for a number of years. As the bull grew, so did Milo’s strength."Milo's Story.

Read the rest of this fable here at

Improving posterior strength

Indian Club Practice

Weighted Pull Ups
3x5 3x3

Rest 5 minutes
5 Rounds for time
5 Deadlifts (Men use 275#/Women use 183#)
10 Ring Dips
Bear Crawls

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  1. 5X3 blue band 3x3 red band
    met con - 123# dead lift - blue band ring dips

  2. Pull Ups 45+2 pairs of chainsX5 and 47.5+2 pairs of chains. Focused on getting my chin high enough over the bar that my throat was able to touch the bar.

    5:23 as Rx'ed.