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Strongman vs. Smoking (Death)

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Scott asks: I enjoy the emails you send me about the old time strongmen and other topics. Every Sunday the folks at smokingpipes.com sends me a newsletter which often features a story about a well known pipe smoker.This is entirely anecdotal but it seems to me the pipe smokers outlive the strongmen …

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Increasing Your Mental Baseline

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Yesterday I discussed how you’re always mental training, whether you think you are or not. This is because, if you’re thinking at all, that is mental training that guides your actions. This doesn’t mean you’re doing EFFECTIVE mental training. Far from it. Most people are likely to be hurting their …

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You’re ALWAYS Mental Training

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I was interviewed on a podcast recently in which most of the discussion was around mental training. (Of course, I’ll share that with you once it is live.) But we happened on a concept I hadn’t quite thought about before. The fact is… You are ALWAYS mental training…whether you think …

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Saxon’s Training Plan?

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Per from Sweden asks… “I hope this e-mail finds you in good health. Recently, I bought your old strength course of the Saxon´s brothers. It´s a great course and I´m very grateful that you have recording the videos of the lifts they did. Since I have no one to ask …

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The Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press

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The bottoms up press is a unique exercise that can only be done with kettlebells. It works the grip significantly and requires some balance as well. It can be done with some variations, but typically it is done with just one arm at a time and in a strict military …

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On Inflammation and Recovery

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Got a great topic for today that there seems to be some debate around. Ville asks: I’ve read some of your work on deceptive strength, testosterone and muscle control but mainly I’ve read your articles and emails. It’s good stuff. I’d like your opinions on some things that been floating …

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Where to start at 70 years old?

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James asks: “I am 70 years old and have done very little exercise (mostly walking) since I retired a few years ago. I am thinking about getting one of two courses that you have to start. Would you recommend I get the flexibility course or the stand up course to …

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The Future of Healing…

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The other week I posted a message with my case against personal trainers. (If you missed that you can read it here.)  That contrarian perspective yielded a lot of response, but people agreeing and disagreeing. Today I specifically want to share a message from Tyler I’m a personal trainer and …

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Physical Activity vs COVID

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Cast your minds back to a bit over a year ago… The pandemic had just begun in the USA and the lockdowns were still early. Sure, there was a lot more uncertainty at that time but some things were known. I’m talking about principles of health, i.e. those timeless things …

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The “Non-Workout” Workout

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My training as of late has been different than most. Besides the occasional hill sprints, it is all of the form that Pavel Tsatsouline popularized as “Greasing the Groove”. This involves doing sets of an exercise throughout the day rather than in a dedicated workout time period. The goal is …

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Try this Mental Training Drill…

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A long-time customer wrote in with his intensive mental drill that is working wonders for him. I thought this was worth sharing with everyone. As the title says, it is INTENSIVE. There’s a lot going on. While I would encourage you to give the whole thing a go…it might be …

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Tips on Training Frequency

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Bob asks: “I am currently focused on getting my weight back under control and improving my card deck tearing. Currently I am working on completing as many military style burpees as possible in 15 minutes, jogging (more for the mental health aspect) and working on card tearing every 3 days …

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How to Fix Chronic Pain?

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Travis asks… “You mentioned emotional/mental blocks to healing. This is the great question: what to do to prevent or redirect chronic pain? I’ve watched so many folks go through knee/hip replacement surgery in my life and also celebrities and aging athletes. The great question is what causes and sustains pain. …