Friday, December 31, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Most bodyslams begin with you and your opponent chest to chest, but they don't always have to be like that. When I'm wrestling around with a buddy, I find I can easily lift him from behind for a slam. My opponent never sees it coming. I had some success with this move on the mats in high school, too. You just reach in between his legs from behind, take a good crotch hold, and lift. Sometimes you can grab his arm a la ball in chain or pump handle fashion. Either way, it's a fun way to lift another dude and show him whose boss in the process.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Here are a few pictures of blond mega-musclestud Mike Pope in action. He truly has one of the best physiques I've seen among Internet video wrestlers. He often used a half nelson on a guy as he lifted him up for a slam. While such a technique is not unique to Mike Pope, I suspect he did it so his hapless victim could get a good view of his rock hard abs before being bodyslammed. Hey, I'd be willing to be slammed by him just so I could get up close and personal with those abs. Unfortunately, the only pictures I've seen of Mike Pope in action are lower quality video stills, which makes me think he wrestled back in the mid-90s or so (I think for Can-am). I don't think he is wrestling these days, which is too bad, because I would love to see one of his bodyslams in HD. If anyone knows what Mike Pope is up to these days, please share.
Friday, December 3, 2010
I'm not sure I'd recommend the technique that this Slovak muscleboy is using on his buddy. Perhaps he's just going to slam him down onto the floor, or he's setting the dude up for a backbreaker over his knee, or maybe he's just showing off by carrying him around for a bit. But specific techniques aside, just make sure you pick your guy up, hoist him high, then bring him down hard. After a good bodyslam, your opponent won't have the nerve (or breath) to criticize your technique.