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Extended HSPU or Freestanding?

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Yesterday, I shared Emil’s story of the long time it took him to achieve handstand pushups (HSPU). I echoed that my journey to my first ever HSPU took about the same amount of time. Emil also asked this question: “Do you think I should try to build to extended ROM …

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Consistency for 6 Months

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I wanted to share this from Emil as it describes the persistence, commitment to progress, and consistency to achieve real strength. I meant to reply to your fantastic email covering our communication on that Murder workout I once did I believe it would be about 1.5 years sincd then if …

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Kill Your Neck

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Recently I was asked, “What’s your opinion on the wrestler’s bridge and neck problems?” This person also pointed me to a video by someone named Jeff Cavaliere saying that bridging will “kill your neck”. Neck Exercises that KILL Your Neck (DO THESE INSTEAD!!) My reply… Ha! I am very much pro-bridging. …

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Doing chin-ups past 60?

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Davy asks: “My question is about age. It is not something you ever refer to but I have read by older retired bodybuilders, etc. that after 60 y/o, you should never do chin ups or movements that put so much strain on the joints. I’m in my 60’s and can …

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14 Reasons to Do Pullups

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In my mind, pullups are one of the best groups of exercises you can do. Let me list the reasons why… They strengthen the arms particularly the biceps which, beyond just being a beach muscle are very helpful for lifting things, including your body. The strengthen the back, notably the …

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Golfer’s Elbow Stopping Pullups

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Norman asks: “I always love reading your messages. I would like to hear your thoughts about golfers elbow, the reason why I cant manage to do a single pullup.Tried everything: rest, stretching, strengthening even changing diet choices as to inflammation. Nothing works. As a strongman you sure know this condition. …

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Greasing the Groove with Pullups

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Yesterday I shared that I got a doorway pullup bar so I could begin training this exercise again. With this I had a good opportunity to train my pullups differently than I had in a long time. Greasing the groove. This phrase and method was popularized by Pavel Tsatsouline. It …

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Doorway Pullup Bar

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That may have been the longest time I’ve gone without doing any pullups or chin-ups since I began seriously training! I’m talking about the months since my gym burned down and until I bought the following… Ultimate Body Press XL Doorway Pull Up Bar with Elevated Bar & Adjustable Width …

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25 Bodyweight Pullups

In Bodyweight Mastery by Logan Christopher1 Comment

My previous personal record was 23 reps. Recently I hit a new record of 25 reps at the end of December. Sorry for the crappy video, but this is my current setup as far as training this exercise since my gym is gone. I’ve been training in a “Grease the …

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Stretching is Anti-Cancerous?

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While writing the product description page for 7 Minute Flexibility I went over to PubMed to see how much (how little actually) research there was on the benefits of flexibility.  Unfortunately, stretching being a free thing that anyone can do, there’s not money to be made from researching and promoting …

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Downward Dog Dynamic Stretching

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Downward dog is a great stretch of the hamstrings along with the upper back and shoulder region. And with dynamic positions we can bring in a wide variety of other areas too. This list is comprehensive but does not cover every single possibility. • Dip the head down between the …