I'm always impressed with forearm development in pictures I see of old strongmen. It makes it obvious how important grip strength was.
I have a book by George F Jowett called "The Key to MIGHT and MUSCLE". It was originally published in 1926, I got a reprint from Mr Bill Hinbern's site. It's got some fantastic pictures of old strongmen, & I was surprised by the musculature of their arms & shoulders in general. It shows the importance of picking up heavy things of various sizes with their hands.
Last few days practice:
- just easy clean & military presses, GTG otherwise rest.
MCL tear in my right knee. Don't ask (the answer is "stupidity").
That looks to have carry over to picking up heavy things. Tight - loose - tight - move under tension - tight.OK, example of the Hard Qigong set I do every single morning - it is called "Internal Art of Iron Thread Set" (Noi Gung Tit Sin Kyun). This is just 1 section of 8. I takes cca. 25-40 minutes to do one set.