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Ido Portal – Just Move

Recently, this documentary was release. It is titled Just Move and is about Ido Portal and his teachers regarding movement. For anyone interested in movement (and hint: everyone should be considering you move throughout your life) this is worth watching. You can find more of the movie, as well as bonus Q&A’s and more at […]

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How Stretching makes You Weaker

The research pretty much agrees. Static stretching before exercise makes you weaker. In 2013, Luka Simic et al did a review of all the studies on the topic, as written in “Does pre-exercise static stretching inhibit maximal muscular performance? A meta-analytical review.” They found a total of 104 studies. These studies looked at strength, power […]

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How Long does Mobility take?

Paul asked the following question inside the private group for Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle members: “My naive question would be how to get good mobility work done in the shortest time possible. I was doing Pavel Tsatsouline’s routine from Super Joints (the easy one!) and it was taking 20-30 minutes. I don’t have […]

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Strict vs. Explosive One Arm Rows

In a recent post I talked about using strict form or not and the differences in each. One of the exercises that is a good description of this is the one arm row. And so, in the following video you’ll see a demonstration of a strict row as compared to an explosive, heave, or non-strict […]

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Mental Toughness in Workouts…You’re Doing It Wrong!

Susan: “It’s getting there.  It’s getting there.  No pain.  That is a big thing. Natan:  “Didn’t Logan say ‘No pain, no gain?’” (Everyone laughs) Logan: You just gotta try harder — that’s it!  If you’re not getting results, you’re not trying hard enough! Some people believe that honestly!  It’s kind of sad.  There is a […]

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Practicing, Training, Testing

Number 5, this is kind of an idea I’ve developed and found very useful.  Understanding the difference between practicing something, training, and testing. So with testing, this is where you’re in a competition or you’re really going all out, see what you can do — this is where you break out the mental toughness.  You […]

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