How to Fix Chronic Pain?

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Travis asks… “You mentioned emotional/mental blocks to healing. This is the great question: what to do to prevent or redirect chronic pain? I’ve watched so many folks go through knee/hip replacement surgery in my life and also celebrities and aging athletes. The great question is what causes and sustains pain. …

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More to Movement than Meets the EYES

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Paul, a subscriber send me this video the other day. It’s worth the watch. It’s about how your eyes and how they change up your posture and movement. Summed up in the statement, “Eye exercises are a quick and efficient way to instantly align our posture and decrease our pain.” …

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Kill Your Neck

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Recently I was asked, “What’s your opinion on the wrestler’s bridge and neck problems?” This person also pointed me to a video by someone named Jeff Cavaliere saying that bridging will “kill your neck”. Neck Exercises that KILL Your Neck (DO THESE INSTEAD!!) My reply… Ha! I am very much pro-bridging. …

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My Favorite “Shoes”

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Going barefoot is great for your health. Over-engineered shoes can’t compete with the natural architecture of the foot. Secondly, you can get the benefits of earthing or grounding when touching the bare earth. (In case you missed it, that’s covered in my Grounding Report here.) But we do use shoes …

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Is Arm Wrestling Key to Super Strength?

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The following is a long question. It really only pertains to people that want to be very strong…although the principle could apply to those that just want to be decently strong too. PJ asks: As trusted to you before I’m interested in all things from the Golden Era (Sandow,Sass,Atom, Jowett, …

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Exercise Selection for Tabata Protocol

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Andy asks: “Could you recommend an exercise with the goal of reaching max heart rate in the shortest time (for a 4 min Tabata)? For ex, would light hang snatches work? Would isometrics work? Any info would be much appreciated.” Snatches would work, depends on how light you go. So …

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Is Flow Worth It?

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Here’s a fun and interesting question from Zoubair: “My questions concern the flow state (funnily enough, you mentioned it in one of your recent newsletters). I get that human beings, when in this state, can see a dramatic increase in performance, but if it’s only an acute result, gone as …

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Keto Diet and Testosterone

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“Do you think keto is healthy diet and good for testosterone if done properly through someone who is having the knowledge and who is calculating his macros making sure the carbs is less than 30 grams.”Nassar A keto diet can be extremely helpful for a number of reasons. In fact, …

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Deteriorating Discs?!?

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Our third question in a series about 60-year-olds training but having more trouble than they used to, Chuck asks: “Here’s a question I have and maybe some of your other readers can relate to: so, I keep running into lower back pain when I attempt exercises like dead lifts. The …

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Doing chin-ups past 60?

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Davy asks: “My question is about age. It is not something you ever refer to but I have read by older retired bodybuilders, etc. that after 60 y/o, you should never do chin ups or movements that put so much strain on the joints. I’m in my 60’s and can …

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14 Reasons to Do Pullups

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In my mind, pullups are one of the best groups of exercises you can do. Let me list the reasons why… They strengthen the arms particularly the biceps which, beyond just being a beach muscle are very helpful for lifting things, including your body. The strengthen the back, notably the …

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Golfer’s Elbow Stopping Pullups

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Norman asks: “I always love reading your messages. I would like to hear your thoughts about golfers elbow, the reason why I cant manage to do a single pullup.Tried everything: rest, stretching, strengthening even changing diet choices as to inflammation. Nothing works. As a strongman you sure know this condition. …

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Greasing the Groove with Pullups

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Yesterday I shared that I got a doorway pullup bar so I could begin training this exercise again. With this I had a good opportunity to train my pullups differently than I had in a long time. Greasing the groove. This phrase and method was popularized by Pavel Tsatsouline. It …