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“You Broke that Jaw…”

Posted in Guerrilla Lifting on December 28, 2010 by oldcountrystrong

Keeping with Beast Week this Guerrilla Lifting picture submission comes from our very own Tim “BeastMode” Preston. Tim is a veteran of our strength program and he didn’t let the fact that he went back to college in Carolina stop him from training.

This was the picture message I received from Tim:

“No rings. So strung up these chains in the gym for dips.”

Guerrilla Lifting…

Speaking of  Beast week, week 4 recap of  our current Caliber Cycle is up and I’m proud of the Stable of Mutants we’re inbreeding here (does that sound bad?). CC Fourth Edition can be found on the OCS Training Log. Wendler Bulgarian splits squats anyones???

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“Our only Souvenirs are Bloody Knuckles and Broken Bones…”

Posted in Guerrilla Lifting on December 21, 2010 by oldcountrystrong


This picture submission actually came to me last Christmas.

The story went as such:


Christmas day…


Hey Mom, we still have the rack set up in the garage?”
“The rack?”
“Yeah the squat rack.”
“Yes, we still have those weights in the garage.”
“Cool, I gotta go SQUAT…”
“You have to what? It’s Christm…”
“Yeah Ma, but I gotta go squat…”
This was the story of Roo’s first Christmas while on a Linear Progession, Guerrilla Lifting…

Roo is actually the one behind all of our Old Country Barbell videos. Check out what we’re up to on the OCS Training Log, or just watch this video recap (by Roo) on week 3 of our fourth Caliber Cycle.

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“You’ve never heard of Chaos theory???”

Posted in Guerrilla Lifting on December 14, 2010 by oldcountrystrong

“Fight Club was the beginning, now it’s moved out of the basement, it’s called Project Mayhem…”

It’s that simple. It all has to start somewhere. It’s like the idea that a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Hong Kong and it causes a Tornado in Kansas. Where did it all start for you?

For me it’s easy to pinpoint. Tire flips in the drill yard, after that bicep curls were dead to me. My friend Sky once said something similar with his beginning, “I wonder if I can push my van up this alley…”

Where did your path in all of this start?

Was it in a basement power cleaning metal? Are you still in that basement? Have you ever tried to make a kettlebell out of rebar and a bowling ball (true story)? Maybe you’re just the only one in your gym that cares more about squats than muscleups. Here at Old Country we like to think of keeping strength training grass roots. Basements, fields, tracks, gyms  in warehouses with no heaters: it’s all what we like to consider Guerrilla Lifting.

Views on here are up 5 times from where they were a couple months ago and we wanna know where you guys (yes, you) are from. How do you train? Where do you train? Do you travel a lot? Do you have to bootleg workouts at strange gyms or have you ever done tabata rock slams ’cause it was all you had? Show us.

We’re starting a new category here on Old Country. We will be accepting picture submissions from readers from both in and out of the gym to put up on the site. Show us how you do your Guerrilla Lifting. It doesn’t have to be in a garage, it could be anywhere you get your swoll on. We’ll take some artistic liberties with it and post it along with a link to your gym, website, training log, or just give you a shout out.

Here is a teaser in case you were wonder what your picture could end up looking like:

E-mail your photos to

Remember to include your name, location, a link to your gym/blog if you want it to appear with your photo. Feel free to send stories with your photo.

We’ll be regulary posting Guerrilla Lifting pictures of our athletes. This one was taken at our home gym during our third Caliber Cycle.


We’re currently in the third week of our fourth edition. Here is the recap of CC Fourth Edition week 2.
To see our program visit the OCS Training Log.

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