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Clay, Aluminum and Alzheimer’s

A couple weeks ago I sent out an email about the benefits of eating various types of clays, which was one of the tips inside of 101 Advanced Steps to Radiant Health. I got a response from a man named Dan, which began a thread, that I figured you might also be interested in: In […]

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Strength is a Skill (What does this mean?)

What does it mean when you hear strength is a skill? This quote, originally from Pavel Tsatsouline, changed how I viewed strength. I read through his book, The Naked Warrior, applied some of the techniques and was instantly stronger. That had never happened before, and it instantly opened my eyes to a new way of […]

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Fixing Osteoarthritis

Charles asked about fixing osteoarthritis: “What about osteoarthritis of the knee? Your healthy your whole life, then all of a sudden this comes upon you and knocks you for a loop! The lovely thing about it is you don’t even know your developing it until it’s at an advanced stage and difficult to treat. What […]

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Getting Woo-Woo…

Have you heard this term, woo-woo, before? Wiktionary defines it as: Describing a person readily accepting supernatural, paranormal, occult, or pseudoscientific phenomena, or emotion-based beliefs and explanations. (What does this have to do with strength? Be patient, I’ll get there…) Generally, this term is used derogatorily. It’s used as a put-down by skeptics for anything […]

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Arch in Handstand Pushups

When it comes to handstand pushups, how little or how much you arch your back can make a big impact on the exercise. First of all, arching is not necessarily going to hurt you like some people claim. As long as you don’t do it excessively, which depends on what your body is able to […]

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An Evolved Bob Hoffman

I’ve been called many things over the years. An evolved Bob Hoffmann is a new one to me! Ed writes in regarding Deceptive Strength: I love this book because it confirmed and reinforced many concepts I either knew or had an “innate” understanding, especially what I know best: Olympic Weightlifting and its support exercises. Also, […]

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Hand Position in Handstand Pushups

Your hand position in handstand pushups is not often addressed, even by those that teach the benefits of this exercise. Yet this small piece of positioning makes a BIG impact. In short, by having your hands out a bit wider, it changes the length of the range of motion, thus making handstand pushups easier. By […]

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The Recovery Mat

This is something I have personally been using for quite some time, but haven’t let anyone know about, until now. That is laying on top of an acupressure mat after working out. After hearing about these mats I started doing this. Then, I read in Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans about circus professionals and athletes […]

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Rafter Rows

One thing I never really had an opportunity to work on is rafter pullups. If you’re not familiar with this exercise, it is where you pinch a rafter, fingers on one side, thumbs on the other, and holding up yourself just like this, you do pullups. In my new place were some rafters I could […]

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How to Snatch Heavy Kettlebells

Are you trying to find out how to snatch heavy kettlebells? This video gives you several tips on how to do it. In this video, I snatch a 60kg, or 132lb, kettlebell, so I know what I’m talking about. Several of the points found here are: It is always good to work with heavier kettlebells […]

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