There are obviously several different ways to achieve this elusive status. But quite possibly my favorite way to become a badass is to perform tons of clean and jerks, and all the variations. If you don't have a barbell, flip a tire. No tire? Find a big rock or log, pick it up and throw it. This will not require nearly as much technique, but you will get dirty points, and that counts for something. I got away from all heavy lifting for a little while, but I am making a comeback. Here is my first attempt at moving any weight in over a month. My form is sloppy, try to find my faults. Its like a Where's Waldo? poster with 88 Waldo's! Nonetheless, I felt great with some weight in my hands, lots of recovery work to follow. My favorite recovery methods are the proper use of kettlebell and bodyweight mobility drills. These things keep me healthy and able to perform at a high level of performance.
On another note, there have been a few spots already taken for the TSS Kettlebell & Bodyweight Workshop on 11/06/10, which is exciting! There are still a few spots left at the discounted rate. Don't wait, take action now. We will be covering kettlebell basics for beginners and progress to the level of attendees in addition to a ton of bodyweight drills and mobility work. It is going to be a lot of fun and very exciting, I can't wait to hit the mats with some of you guys. Email me for info on the workshop.