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The Bouncer diaries: Guy who does pullups with added 80kg starts a fight...

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Post by Guitar_maniac on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:38 pm

I was at one small town bar, working as a bouncer at their Halloween parties, there were two of us since we knew a lot of people were coming. There was this huge fight going on at the dancefloor, me and my partner really didn't know what was happening, just about 20 - 25 people at each others throats, punching and kicking to every direction, we broke it up, pushed people to different directions and yelled :D Then there comes this one guy, unbelievable strong, small guy, but a real powerhouse. It took the two of us, and a couple joint locks to get him under control. Later i heard that guy in question was a power pullupper, weighs about 70 himself, but his last proven max pullups is with added 80kg from two years ago.

This is the guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBYGMnkNhVA


After we had cleared the situation, i heard from the bartenders that this guy was boasting with his muscles, drunk and mouthing off to one other hothead, when they started to fight, their friends joined. I've done this line of work for 5 years, and this was the hardest that i have encountered so far :D And actually was worried for a while what might happen if we can't get him under control. Since he was just, mad.

Really gave a kick to my own motivation in training.
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Post by Journeyman on Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:06 pm

Cool video--that's timo in the front giving the thumbs-up.
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Post by Guitar_maniac on Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:09 pm

I haven't followed this sport much, i vaguely know that he is some sort of celebrity in those circles?
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Post by Journeyman on Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:51 pm

It's not really a sport--he does gripsport though, and pullup competitions. I interviewed him a while back:

http://affectinggravity.blogspot.com/2014/05/finnish-power-interview-with-timo.html
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Post by Journeyman on Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:53 pm



Capital -s- Strong dude. Pound for pound, as strong as I am on pullups (maybe a percent or so stronger actually, my best is 5lb away from a legit +bodyweight chinup) and he is almost 50% heavier than me! Which is crazy.
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Post by Guitar_maniac on Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:53 am

That was interesting interview! I've tried bouldering few times myself, there's a cave nearby where i live. Amazing guys those ones with their grip/finger strength, if i had extra time, would like to start it as a hobby.
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Post by Dave on Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:24 pm

I used to do it in a place called Rock & Rope; they had foam floors. It was a blast!
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