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How to Fix Niggling Pains

As I started up back in doing handstand pushups the other day, I noticed something. My right shoulder was not feeling 100%. The truth is I wouldn’t even call it “pain”. That’s too strong of a word. But “niggling” is about right. It means: “cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety.” Or the noun-form, […]

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How to Avoid getting Broken from a Program

This is a really important concept that I hope you ‘grok’. What I see is so many people never achieve the strength or fitness they desire, because injury gets in the way. Jeff, a new Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle Member, wrote in saying: “For me, right now, that is about pain relief (arthritis […]

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My Favorite Mobility Drills

In this video, I walk you through some of my favorite mobility drills: When it comes to something being a favorite, there are several ways you could label it that. It may be something you’re good at. It may be something you like doing. Or it may be something you aren’t good at, but has […]

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The Case for Neck Strength

Youtube comments often make me laugh. In this case, it came on the Amazing Feats of Strength Video, which you can watch here. The comment was referring to the weighted wrestler’s bridge concrete break that begins the video, with strongman Bud Jeffries swinging the sledgehammer. To that, Dan V said… “f*** me that guy at […]

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Basics of Closing Grippers

Whether it’s an Ironmind gripper, or another brand, if you step up to the heavy grippers, instead of the easy things found in most sporting goods stores, you’ll need to know a few basics to be able to close the thing. These basics include: Which way to face the gripper, looking at the turn in […]

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Knee Shearing in Squats

Do you absolutely want to always avoid the knees going over the toes? Is it as bad as “they” say? (They being trainers, that are empty echo chambers of other trainers…without understanding WHY trainers say this in the first place.) With weighted squats, you generally do want to squat more back than down, not allowing […]

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Chest to Bar Pullups

A question comes in from Laid regarding chest to bar pullups: I have a question about body weight exercise. In fact, about pull-ups. I’ve tried many different approaches but I’m pretty bad in them. I can do 10 chin-ups without problem even more, but with pull-ups I can do 3-4 pull-ups and none of them […]

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Progressive Stand Up Challenges – Rollback Squats

This video is the second in a series of progressive stand up challenges, where I cover regressions and progressions to be able to do various bodyweight movements. If you missed the first video covering the cross leg sit to stand go here. This covers the rollback squat. The rollback squat involves doing a regular full […]

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