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Tag Archives | Strength Training

An Evolved Bob Hoffman

I’ve been called many things over the years. An evolved Bob Hoffmann is a new one to me! Ed writes in regarding Deceptive Strength: I love this book because it confirmed and reinforced many concepts I either knew or had an “innate” understanding, especially what I know best: Olympic Weightlifting and its support exercises. Also, […]

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Strength Training as Self Development

Lifting weights, bodyweight or whatever method of exercise, is like a crucible where you forge your body, mind and spirit. I have always looked at is as such and always will. Not only that, but it is one of the best areas in which to practice the various skill sets that can then be applied […]

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My Opinion on TRT

Hormone replacement therapies. What is my opinion? That’s what Jon asked below… What is your stance on pharmaceutical grade TRT and HGH and why? I am 28 and have no intention of taking TRT until early to mid 40s but I imagine I will take small daily or weekly doses of TRT and get montly […]

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Ralph Waldo Emerson on Strength Training

Well, it’s not actually about strength training per se, but it does have to do with it. This truth applies to just about anything, but certainly he could be talking about fitness. When many people first get into strength training they often ask what is the best? What is the best tool? Barbells, dumbbells, bodyweight, […]

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Isometrics or Full Range Lifts

Is it better to train using full range lifts or isometrics? First of all, you can use isometrics in two main different ways. You can get incredibly strong and activate your entire body with just isometrics training, like Steve Justa for example. There is a great book called “Functional Isometric Contraction” by Bob Hoffman which […]

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Full Body Kettlebell Workout

When it comes to functional movement, which one is better: isolation of a certain group of muscles or the whole body moving in a synergistic fashion? It is relatively obvious that when you train the body to synergistically move as one solid and functional unit you would be creating a foundation for it to move as functionally and optimally as possible. We could actually […]

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Monte Saldo

Monte Saldo

Monte Saldo was a bodybuilder, stage performer and an author born in 1879 in London. Saldo showed interests in bodybuilding and strength training as a teenager. With a help of his uncle, who was a well-known and respected police inspector, Saldo became an apprentice to Eugene Sandow in 1897, at the famous gym Sandow founded. […]

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Revolutionary Health Non-Technology

Recently I told you that in addition to strength training and feats of strength I’d start to talk more on the subject of health. Health is important. It seems to me that the majority of trainees these days don’t pay enough attention to it. If you workout then scarf down a couple Big Macs you’re […]

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Hand Strength Training

David asked a follow up question regarding his Convict Conditioning routine. “Two questions: I forgot to ask, how would you add grip, neck, & calf work in there too; and can you give a more in depth outline of circuit training – how you would plan it?” In today’s post I’ll cover hand strength training. […]

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Strongerman.com

Almost a year ago I was talking to professional strongman Dennis Rogers and he presented me with an opportunity. His friend and one of the world’s strongest men, Bud Jeffries was looking for someone to take over his business. If you’ve been in the iron game for awhile its likely you’ve heard of Bud and […]

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