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Joint Strength

Too much attention is put on the muscles, and not enough on the other tissues of the body. In this article, we’re diving deep into the topic of joint strength, a little talked about subject. Now a joint may be considered the synovial cavity, and synovial fluid that fills the inside. But a joint is also […]

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Kettlebell Overhead Squats

I’ve been doing some work on various overhead squats lately. That includes kettlebell overhead squats. With just a single kettlebell, it takes a bit less flexibility, as you can slightly lean to one side and back. Still I’m quite pleased with this recent PR, doing a few reps on both sides with the 48kg or […]

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4 Way One Leg Squat

The 4 Way One Leg Squat is the name for this challenging combination of four different types of one leg squats. The name is because the free leg goes in four different directions, in front, behind, to the side, and to the other side behind. This includes: Advanced Shrimp Squat (that is both hands on […]

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60kg Kettlebell Snatch

The following video shows a few reps on each arm with the 60kg kettlebell snatch. I ordered a 60kg kettlebell from Dragondoor for the purpose of making it my heavy kettlebell. By means of doing this “The Beast,” aka the 48kg bell, would no longer be the heaviest one I had. This is for both […]

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Advanced Vacuum Exercises

What is shown here is an example of what I do with breathing vacuum exercises as part of my morning routine. Unfortunately, this is not the spot that I typically do this in, but it is a spot I do go to occassionally. I wanted a better back drop for this video than my home, […]

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Pain

In the past I’ve talked about how strongmanism is in large part about pain tolerance. For example, one tip from there is “In learning to bend nails, once you get to the point where its starts to hurt and you want to quit, that’s where you need to double your efforts and crush it. That’s […]

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The Fasted Hike

Over this past New Year I did the longest fast I’d ever done. 5 days with no solid food. Just some green juices and teas. My previous best, from many years back, was 3 days. Here my specific aim was to get to the point where hunger ceased. This typically happens around the fourth day […]

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The Phantom and the Atom

A few nights ago when I was at a Maverick business event, one of the guest speakers was Sandra Joseph, who played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. As she told her story, she talked about as a child she went to see the play Annie. She felt this immense connection and […]

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Knocked the Snot Out of Me

The progress on the beast snatch challenge continues… Just finished a workout where I did 120 snatches in ten minutes with the 40kg. or 88lb. kettlebell. That one was tough! And I’ve noticed something interesting that happens with a tough workout, whether it’s snatches or otherwise. I temporarily have allergies. My eyes itch. I sneeze […]

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Which Set and Rep Scheme is Best?

Got a couple of questions around the same topic: “I would be interested in suggested set/rep strategies for different goals using body weight exercises. I am currently working my way to a 100 push-up set. I’ve been adjusting sets, reps, and rest. I’m reading about conflicting strategies. i.e. 3-9 sets throughout the day, everyday, in […]

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