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Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Squats and Pistols

Limit to Bodyweight Leg Training?

Zoubair asks, “I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to build the muscles, the connective tissue (tendons and ligaments) and the bones of the lower body to a very high level, with only bodyweight? I mean, after mastering pistol squats, in order to strengthen those tissues much further, is there no other choice but using at […]

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Sneak Peak of Mental Training Live

You may have heard me tell these stories before. There’s nothing quite like instantly enhancing someone’s strength live through mental methods. Below are clips from three different workshops or conferences where I did just that. You too can have this done to you…and learn how to do it to others. Signup for the upcoming Mental […]

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Looking for Motivation is WRONG

Darryl asks: “Being an OTR trucker, my biggest issues are prob sitting hours a day, getting decent nutrition. and some days more than others, findings the motivation to get out in the cold or whatever and condition.” I guess it’s not technically a question, but this triggered me wanting to discuss motivation. Motivation is defined […]

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How Sig Klein Saved My Ass!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that my primary goal is the beast snatch test (100 reps with the 106lb/48kg kettlebell in 10 minutes). While I initially thought, this would be a pleasant side goal that I could knock out with a little work, it has turned out to be anything […]

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Heavy Kettlebell Swings for Ab Work

Late last year I purchased a 60kg kettlebell. That’s 132 lbs., so it’s a big one. Part of this was to see what I could do with it. But mostly, it was so that using it for a few exercises it would make the 48kg seem lighter.  The beast would no longer be the “heavy […]

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Single Snatch Set of PRs

When you have a goal, you generally cannot pursue it in a straight line. If it’s a big goal, it’ll need to be aimed at through several paths. This is true in training as well as much else. One of the ways that I’m pursuing my beast snatch test goal, is through different versions of […]

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Beast Snatch Progress

As you likely know if you’ve been paying attention, my main training goal right now is snatching the 48kg or 106 lb. kettlebell 100 times in ten minutes. When I initially conceived of this goal, I thought I’d be able to make short work of it. I proved to be mistaken. Very mistaken. This has […]

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Logan’s Recovery Ability

I went and saw the movie, Logan, this past weekend. With a name like that, how could I not? Besides, superheroes, specifically the X-men, were one of the things that pointed me in the direction of unlocking my own super powers when I was young.  By sharing a name with Wolverine, he was always one […]

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Which Oldtime Strongman are You?

The Mighty Atom Eugene Sandow George Hackenschmidt They’re all great oldtime strongmen…but you’ll notice they have different builds. Which one are you like? While everyone spouts that they have the best training system, is it true for you? The lack of understanding about constitutional types is one of the biggest problems with the training industry […]

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