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The Recovery Mat

This is something I have personally been using for quite some time, but haven’t let anyone know about, until now. That is laying on top of an acupressure mat after working out. After hearing about these mats I started doing this. Then, I read in Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans about circus professionals and athletes […]

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Usain Bolt on Recovery

The World’s Fastest Man says… “Sleep is extremely important to me — I need to rest and recover in order for the training I do to be absorbed by my body.” – Usain Bolt I came across this quote the other day and really liked it. Thinking about training being ABSORBED by your body, is […]

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Beast Snatch Progress

As you likely know if you’ve been paying attention, my main training goal right now is snatching the 48kg or 106 lb. kettlebell 100 times in ten minutes. When I initially conceived of this goal, I thought I’d be able to make short work of it. I proved to be mistaken. Very mistaken. This has […]

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Logan’s Recovery Ability

I went and saw the movie, Logan, this past weekend. With a name like that, how could I not? Besides, superheroes, specifically the X-men, were one of the things that pointed me in the direction of unlocking my own super powers when I was young.  By sharing a name with Wolverine, he was always one […]

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Sleep Infographic for Athletes

Recover While You Sleep

You have a training plan and a nutrition plan.  But do either include sleep? Studies show that sleep is as vital to an athlete as exercise and nutrition. We all hear that we should get 5-8 hours of sleep.  But did you know that the quality of your sleep is even more important? Don’t know how […]

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Arm Wrestling and Nail Bending

Although this question may be specific, it applies to many other areas and types of training too. The same principles apply… Wow thanks man. I took a new attitude to arm wrestling practice after reading your strongman manifesto. Best practice ever. I also focused on activating more muscle fibers and the result was unbelievable. Good […]

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Top 5 Strongwomen

Even though oldtime strongmen are the ones who are most recognized for their incredible power and ability to execute extraordinary feats of strength, many strongwomen have also performed in circus shows, music halls and carnivals on a regular basis throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, showcasing their strength. They did everything old strongmen did, so […]

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Galen Gough

Galen Gough was a strongman born in 1899 in Kentucky, at his grandparents’ home. Even as a child, Galen was bigger and taller than his coevals and most people believed that genes are to blame, since Galen’s father was quite large man as well. Early days Not many of us live up to our childhood […]

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