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Soft vs. Hard Muscles

“What is this?? Are you saying a person can build soft muscles rather than hard ones??” -Ricky Two weeks ago, I wrote an email about muscle control to which I received this reply. Now, I’m not exactly sure what he meant by this. But here is what I mean by it. Should a muscle be […]

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How to Breakthrough a Chin-up Plateau

I remember the Presidential Physical Fitness Test back in 8th grade. Well, part of it anyway… For those not familiar with the test it involved doing reps on pushups, situps and pullups. And it was the pullups that stand out in my mind. I jumped up onto the bar and hung there. I couldn’t budge […]

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22 Chin-ups

It’s interesting. Chin-ups, that is with the palms facing the body, tend to be easier than pullups, with the palms facing away. But for some reason, when doing a high rep set I tend to max out around the same number. Just this past weekend I pulled off 22 chin-ups, which is an all-time record […]

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Why You Should Avoid Buying Kettlebells in Stores

Kettlebells are fun to use, so it’s no wonder the kettlebells found in stores are often taken for a test swing by curious shoppers. Unfortunately, most of these shoppers don’t know the difference in quality between what they’re swinging and what a high-quality kettlebell retailer can provide. A high-quality kettlebell is just as important to […]

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How to Build Muscular Shoulders with Bodyweight Exercise

Earlier I covered the subject of building the chest and triceps with a few pushup variations. You can find those at the following links: How to Build a Muscular Chest with Bodyweight Exercise How to Build Muscular Triceps with Bodyweight Exercise Of course, all of these exercises target all of these muscles, just to a […]

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Progression Keys – Intensity, Volume, Density, Quality, RPE

I’m going to be doing a series on progression in training. Why? Because this is the most important aspect, the principle, that you must understand in order to get results. And, sadly, most people do NOT really understand progression. I haven’t talked about progression all that much since writing The Master Keys to Strength and […]

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How to Build Muscular Triceps with Bodyweight Exercise

Last week, I put out an article of some pushup variations that could help build a muscular chest. If you missed it, you can find it here. Today, we switch gears and focus on the arms, specifically the triceps. First, let me state, that all pushups use both the pecs and the triceps. You can’t […]

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Afternoon vs. Morning Workouts

“Hey Logan, I notice you mentioned that best strength tends to occur in the afternoon. Is that just something you’ve noticed for yourself anecdotally or is that something you’re saying is true for generally everybody based on some research you’ve come across?” Vince I casually mentioned this benefit of afternoon workouts in a previous post, […]

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Monkey Bar and Rope Climb Combo

Part of your training should absolutely include some fun challenges. One example of this is the following monkey bar and rope climb combo. My friend has a great monkey bar setup. Over the past couple months, I’ve been training there once per week. Every time we do some sort of monkey bar work. This has […]

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How to Build a Muscular Chest with Bodyweight Exercise

While the bench press is king when it comes to developing a strong muscular chest, it may not be the only thing you want to use for a variety of reasons. You’re on the road and can’t get to a gym. Most hotel gyms suck and don’t offer much to a serious lifter. Perhaps you’ve […]

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