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Martial Arts Hypnosis

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The following video from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast showcases some details about mixed martial arts and hypnosis with guest, UFC fighter Khalil Rountree Jr. Mindset is exceptionally important in martial arts, as well as elsewhere. But few people give it the attention it deserves. Hypnosis is one tool, and …

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What Hypnosis in Training Looks Like

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This is what hypnosis in training looks like from the outside. Of course, the most important part of using hypnosis is what is going on inside your mind-body, but that I can’t “show” you. Most often, when I use hypnosis in training it is self-hypnosis where I am guiding myself …

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135 lb. Barbell Getup

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This is my personal best in the barbell getup. My goal was to get one wheel (45 lb. plate) on each side and I did it here. After doing this I was wondering what the record in this move was and came across this video. This is James Gardner doing …

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Form Follows Function

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There’s a design precept by the phrase of “Form Follows Function.” This was used in architectural design, meaning that the form of, say a building, what it looks like will in large part depend on its function or purpose. What’s true in architecture is also true of your body. Let …

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5 Minute Breathing Study

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Could working out five minutes a day, without lifting a single weight or jogging a single step, reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance? Preliminary results from a clinical trial of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), presented this week at the Experimental …

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Working on Hanging Feat of Strength

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The other week I posted this on Instagram and Facebook. People got MAD! I’m sharing it here too even though I know the same thing will happen. 🙂 First a few words of warning. I am a professional strongman. Doing so involves some potentially dangerous feats of strength. For example, …

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Do Genetics Matter?

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I love the placebo effect. It’s a subject matter worth diving into. I first started really getting into it around the time that I wrote Mental Muscle. Facts like placebo surgeries often doing as well as real surgeries. Facts like placebos working…even when people are told they’re placebos. Facts like …

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100 Squat Thrusts with Pushups

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Something I came up with a while ago was the 100 Burpee Challenge, that is to do one hundred reps in a single unbroken set. In doing this I used variations of the burpee, including the squat thrust, both with and without pushups. In the following video, I hit 100 …

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Oldtime Strongman Build

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I’m a big fan of the oldtime strongmen for a number of reasons. 1) They accomplished amazing feats of strength, some of which still stand to this day.2) They did this in a time before pharmaceutical enhancement was available, so you absolutely know they’re clean.3) They tended to have more …

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Parallel or Full Squats?

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Should you be squatting to a parallel depth, that is your thighs parallel to the floor? Or should you squat all the way to rock bottom depth? Like many things, the answer is…it depends. Let’s start with what is healthier? Simple answer. A rock bottom squat means that you have …