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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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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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Physical and Mental Toughness with Charlie Engle

Want physical toughness? Want mental toughness? Then listen to the audio below or read the transcript and you’ll learn how to get more of it from Charlie Engle. Download the MP3 Logan:   Hey, it’s Logan Christopher from Legendary Strength. I’m very happy to be on this call. I haven’t recorded an interview in a while, […]

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Knee Shearing in Squats

Do you absolutely want to always avoid the knees going over the toes? Is it as bad as “they” say? (They being trainers, that are empty echo chambers of other trainers…without understanding WHY trainers say this in the first place.) With weighted squats, you generally do want to squat more back than down, not allowing […]

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Chest to Bar Pullups

A question comes in from Laid regarding chest to bar pullups: I have a question about body weight exercise. In fact, about pull-ups. I’ve tried many different approaches but I’m pretty bad in them. I can do 10 chin-ups without problem even more, but with pull-ups I can do 3-4 pull-ups and none of them […]

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Progressive Stand Up Challenges – Rollback Squats

This video is the second in a series of progressive stand up challenges, where I cover regressions and progressions to be able to do various bodyweight movements. If you missed the first video covering the cross leg sit to stand go here. This covers the rollback squat. The rollback squat involves doing a regular full […]

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Progressive Stand Up Challenges – Cross Leg Sit to Stand

This video is the first in a series of progressive stand up challenges where I cover regressions and progressions to be able to do various bodyweight movements. Our first one covers the cross leg sit to stand. This was the method used in the sitting-rising test as covered in Brito et al’s research, that showed […]

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Easy Bodyweight Grip Hanging Progressions

The other day, an endurance athlete who was involved in Spartan Races asked me for some grip training advice. Without diving into complex equipment, I laid out these ideas for easy bodyweight grip hanging progressions. This is a low-equipment way anyone can use to develop strong hands and fingers. The basics are a: Two-handed bar […]

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Training for Balance

Balancing is a movement quality that is sometimes thought of, but not always. On that note, what is involved in training for balance? Gail asks: “I was thinking about what is involved with balance. What I have come up with so far: Strength in certain specific muscles ie- core for cycling & probably most other […]

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A Basic Bodyweight Workout Plan

Shane asks about a basic bodyweight workout plan: “What is a good place to start a body weight workout? I cannot do strict military pull ups, but have always wanted to. I’ve tried negatives etc with no success.” You start with where you are at. The main thing to do with bodyweight, or otherwise, is […]

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