Masculinity Forged in the Gym

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I had a hard time becoming a man. As virtually everyone in our culture, I was not initiated into manhood. We’ve forgotten how to do that. Thus, my growing up was in large part my attempts at self-initiation. A great book on what masculinity looks like, both the actualized and …

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Working Out after 1 Week Fast

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Bernarr MacFadden, known as the Father of Physical Culture, was a big proponent of fasting. I remember reading about him testing his strength after a long fast. So this time around, after doing a week-long fast, I decided to do the same. This video shows a couple clips from that …

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Movement vs. Fitness

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My new book Powered By Nature is not really a fitness book, though it does touch on the subject. As I cover most of the foundational areas of health in it, movement is in there. But movement and fitness are not the same things. I think the best way to …

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Parenting and Fitness

In Health-Mastery by Logan Christopher1 Comment

If you’re a parent or plan to be someday, then this message is for you. Jason, a Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle member, asks: “I was also curious about how you have managed your overall dedication to health and fitness as a new father? I ask because my son …

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115 lb. Barbell Getup

In Strongman Mastery by Logan Christopher4 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. …