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Exercise Selection for Tabata Protocol

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Andy asks: “Could you recommend an exercise with the goal of reaching max heart rate in the shortest time (for a 4 min Tabata)? For ex, would light hang snatches work? Would isometrics work? Any info would be much appreciated.” Snatches would work, depends on how light you go. So …

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Is Flow Worth It?

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Here’s a fun and interesting question from Zoubair: “My questions concern the flow state (funnily enough, you mentioned it in one of your recent newsletters). I get that human beings, when in this state, can see a dramatic increase in performance, but if it’s only an acute result, gone as …

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Keto Diet and Testosterone

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“Do you think keto is healthy diet and good for testosterone if done properly through someone who is having the knowledge and who is calculating his macros making sure the carbs is less than 30 grams.”Nassar A keto diet can be extremely helpful for a number of reasons. In fact, …

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Deteriorating Discs?!?

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Our third question in a series about 60-year-olds training but having more trouble than they used to, Chuck asks: “Here’s a question I have and maybe some of your other readers can relate to: so, I keep running into lower back pain when I attempt exercises like dead lifts. The …

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Doing chin-ups past 60?

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Davy asks: “My question is about age. It is not something you ever refer to but I have read by older retired bodybuilders, etc. that after 60 y/o, you should never do chin ups or movements that put so much strain on the joints. I’m in my 60’s and can …

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14 Reasons to Do Pullups

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In my mind, pullups are one of the best groups of exercises you can do. Let me list the reasons why… They strengthen the arms particularly the biceps which, beyond just being a beach muscle are very helpful for lifting things, including your body. The strengthen the back, notably the …

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Golfer’s Elbow Stopping Pullups

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Norman asks: “I always love reading your messages. I would like to hear your thoughts about golfers elbow, the reason why I cant manage to do a single pullup.Tried everything: rest, stretching, strengthening even changing diet choices as to inflammation. Nothing works. As a strongman you sure know this condition. …

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Greasing the Groove with Pullups

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Yesterday I shared that I got a doorway pullup bar so I could begin training this exercise again. With this I had a good opportunity to train my pullups differently than I had in a long time. Greasing the groove. This phrase and method was popularized by Pavel Tsatsouline. It …

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Doorway Pullup Bar

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That may have been the longest time I’ve gone without doing any pullups or chin-ups since I began seriously training! I’m talking about the months since my gym burned down and until I bought the following… Ultimate Body Press XL Doorway Pull Up Bar with Elevated Bar & Adjustable Width …

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25 Bodyweight Pullups

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My previous personal record was 23 reps. Recently I hit a new record of 25 reps at the end of December. Sorry for the crappy video, but this is my current setup as far as training this exercise since my gym is gone. I’ve been training in a “Grease the …

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Epstein Lift 20 Seconds

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I call this the Epstein lift because Epstein didn’t kill himself by hanging, and I didn’t either. I practice this in line with the oldtime strongmen, particular Farmer Burns, who did this as a test of neck strength. Please do not try this at home. This is obviously extremely dangerous. …

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Fixing Broken Bones

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Logan- I have a suggestion for an article. I’ve been following you for quite a while and dabbled in many of your suggestions to build functional strength as I get older . Especially like the old time strong men articles. I now face a bigger challenge and would appreciate any …

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Dietary Setbacks and Binge Eating

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“How do you keep motivated and stick to a plan despite upsets?”– Pete It’s actually quite simple if you understand and do what I’m about to share. Really, really, really simple. You ready? Know in advance that you’re going to have upsets and plan for them accordingly. Here’s how most …