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115 lb. Barbell Getup

In Strongman Mastery by Logan Christopher3 Comments

Getups with a barbell are great. They bring in a bit more of a balance challenge than kettlebells (though surprisingly enough, are not as difficult as a dumbbell.) Here is a recent PR handling 115 lbs in the barbell getup. My plan is to get up to 135 lbs. From …

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Chin-ups: Two Arm vs. One Arm vs. Weighted

In Strongman Mastery by Logan Christopher2 Comments

Been reading through The Super Athletes by David P. Willoughby. It’s quite an amazing book filled with the feats of strength and endurance done by all kinds of strongmen. As the one arm chin-up is a goal of mine, I found this section particularly interesting and thought it was worth …

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Behind the Back Deck of Cards Tear

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This may have been the first time I’ve ever attempted this feat of strength. That being said, the behind the back deck of cards tear went quite well. By changing the position of the hands, there is a bit less leverage than out in front. It’s a tougher angle from …

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Recovery goes down with Age…

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I’ve been hearing this a lot lately… “I just don’t recover like I used to.” “It takes me twice as long to recover from workouts as when I was in my 20’s” …and all kinds of similar sentiments. People sometimes say to me, “Just wait til you’re older…you’ll see” I …

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Pressing vs HSPU

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Ralph asks: “Hey Logan what up? Just wondering I’ve never done a handstand pushup and I’m wondering adding that to my Deceptive Strength workouts will it create a pushing imbalance like aggravate all the sitting/resting and stuff. Thanks your products are incredible and amazing for strength and all things related.” …

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20 Handstand Pushups

In Bodyweight Mastery by Logan Christopher1 Comment

Just hit a great milestone for me, doing a set of 20 handstand pushups without break. Here’s the video: Before the form police start commented, realize that I am doing these this way on purpose. These were done in what I like to call “Easy” form. Most notably the hand …

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The Utility of Rock Bottom Squats

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Fitness is often defined along the lines of “the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task.” So how fit do you need to be? To live a “civilized” or sedentary life…not very! You really don’t need ANY fitness to sit on your butt all day like …

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Creating the 4-Way Squat…

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For a long time, I thought of the pistol squat as pretty much the only one-legged squat. (There was the airborne lunge too…but back then, I looked at that as a lead-up move to the pistol squat.) But the Kavadlo brothers, Al and Danny, introduced me to some new moves. …

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Advanced Card Tearing

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I’m been working on my card tearing as my main feat of strength for a few months now. It’s the strongest it’s ever been and here I’ll share two new PR’s. First up is tearing a mini deck of cards in half. Tearing a mini deck of cards in half …

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Are Pistol Squats Bad for You?

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A subscriber sent me this article by Dr. Joel Seedman, Ph.D. talking about how pistol squats are bad for you, and asked my thoughts on it. It’s fairly long, but if you want to read it for yourself you can find it here. If you don’t want to read it, …