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What are Assistance Exercises for?

Yesterday, I talked about how many people do assistance exercises wrong. And that was to do them without rhyme or reason, simply because you think or heard they were a good idea. Because this idea of assistance exercises often gets attached to the idea of isolation exercises (like those hamstring curls or thigh extensions), many […]

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How to Train Your Legs WRONG

I remember way back when I worked out at a 24 Hour Nautilus (this was before they were bought out and changed their name to 24 Hour Fitness). Here’s what my leg workout looked like: 4 sets of barbell squats 4 sets of leg press 3 sets of hamstring curls 3 sets of leg extensions […]

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60kg Chin-up Top Hold and Negative

What follows is an assistance exercise for chin-ups. It involves overloading the body by doing a top hold and a negative. Attached is a 60 kg kettlebell (132 lbs.). The weak point in pullups and chin-ups tends to be the top range of motion in many. This is because the arms and lats have a […]

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When Getting Injured is a Good Thing

This is kind of funny… And it’s happened more than once in a similar fashion too. So, I’m filming the Intuitive Mobility course. Module six, or the bonus module, is about using the Intuitive Mobility practice in order to fix pain and injuries. I’ve touched on elements of this here and there, such as what is inside […]

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Movement Feedback Systems

Isn’t it funny where the ‘AHA’ moments strike? A couple months back, I was at a marketing seminar. The speaker was talking about feedback systems, specifically his hobby of creating audio speakers, and how this related to marketing. Well, just the previous day I had been filming Module 5 of Intuitive Mobility. In that module, I […]

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What is Mobility?

Mobility. Undoubtedly, you’ve heard this word before. The definition is: “the ability to move or be moved freely and easily.” That’s a pretty good definition…though maybe not defined as clearly as could be useful. One of my favorite things I learned from Frankie Faires: how he talked about athletic qualities. They were all based in […]

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How to Properly Use a Wrist Roller

If you’re looking to build wrist strength, then there is one way to properly use a wrist roller. The common way of using a wrist roller involves holding it up with your arms outstretched. The problem with this is that your shoulder strength is going to be the limiting factor, by a big degree. Thus, […]

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Progressive Stand Up Challenges – Burpees

This video is the third in a series of progressive stand up challenges, where I cover regressions and progressions to be able to do various bodyweight movements. This video covers some possibilities with the basic burpee. Prerequisite: None Standard: Burpee. Squat down, jump the legs back to bottom of a pushup position. Then jump legs […]

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Why aim for Flow in Movement?

When it comes to fitness, we tend to think about tangible things. Strength is pounds on the bar or kettlebell, or the progressive step of a bodyweight exercise. Endurance is the time in which you can complete an event or workout. Body transformation is largely about pounds on the scale (as well as body fat […]

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Weighted Pistol Tips and Tricks

This weighted pistol tip can make a big difference in your ability to pull off the move, especially when going for a heavy weight. For those not familiar with it, the pistol is a one leg squat where the extra leg is held in front of you. It all depends on how much you’re able […]

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