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What to do about Failure?

Michael asks an important questions: Have been engrossed in Mental Muscle for several days (not finished) and am trying to set anchors. there is so much to remember!! Been listening to your tape on strength so my visualizations are of the three primary lifts in powerlifting. I have used visualization for used visualization for years, […]

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I blame Descartes

Based on the correspondence I get many people fall into three camps regarding hypnosis. 1) They think it’s BS 2) They think it’s a magical solution 3) They think it’s a useful tool Let’s discuss these in order. For those thinking all hypnosis is bunk, it’s often because they’ve seen a stage hypnosis show and […]

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Stoneland – Stone Lifting Documentary

If you’re interested in strength, this is well worth watching. Nothing is more ancient in the strength world then lifting stones. For all of time it happened anywhere were stones were, which is most places. Stoneland is a short documentary movie put together by the people at Rogue Fitness. Known for putting together quality strength […]

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Brian Shaw and Arthur Saxon Agree

In reading Ironmind magazine, I came across the following from Brian Shaw, in an article by Thomas Van Vleck. If you’re not familiar with Brian Shaw, he’s been dominating the World’s Strongest Man competition in recent years, with four wins. He’s also twice won the Arnold Strongman Classic. So, yeah, he might be worth listening […]

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Saxon on Mental Training

In this article, we break down how the Iron Master, Arthur Saxon mentally approaches a heavy lift, specifically in this case the bent press. From what he has written about we not only know tips on physical technique, but his thoughts leading up to and during the lift. If you think this is any less […]

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All Downhill After 30

Ricky asks, I read someone say hypertrophy is very difficult after the age of 30. I was wondering what your experience with this is, and also is strength being built even if you don’t experience it…? Do you believe everything you read? First of all, no, I don’t believe that. Is there some magical switch […]

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How to Do Squats with Proper Technique

The following is a guest article from Paul Vandyken. Squats are a multi-joint exercise that engages most of the large muscles of our lower body. They hit our glutes, hips, hamstrings and thighs. Squats done properly are also perfect for our cardiovascular system. And if you’re looking for great butt exercises, then this is for […]

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Amazing Flips

This is one of the coolest videos I’ve seen in awhile. (Thanks to my friend Damon for sending it to me.) The athlete seen here is Eirik Thingstad Lundstein. I’ve done a few weighted back flips before, but this is a-whole-nother level. And I’ve often dreamed of flipping to and from a pistol squat. I […]

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Autosuggestion and Hypnosis according to Napoleon Hill

Lately, I’ve been reviewing the work of Napoleon Hill. If you’re not familiar with him, he is the author of Think and Grow Rich, probably the most popular book on building wealth ever. It was written back in the 30’s after Andrew Carnegie tasked him with discovering the philosophy of success. Of course, that was […]

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