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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. …

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Are Pistol Squats Bad for You?

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A subscriber sent me this article by Dr. Joel Seedman, Ph.D. talking about how pistol squats are bad for you, and asked my thoughts on it. It’s fairly long, but if you want to read it for yourself you can find it here. If you don’t want to read it, …

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Back Bridge Progressions

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The back bridge, also known as gymnast bridge or hand bridge, is an amazing bodyweight exercise that can’t be replicated in any other way. When it comes to spine and shoulder strength and flexibility combined it just can’t be beat. In this article, I’ll be laying out some of the …

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How to do Hanging Leg Raises

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There are multiple methods on how to do hanging leg raises. That’s HLR for short. To do an HLR you’ll need a bar you can hang from. Ideally, it is something you can fully hang from without your feet hitting the ground. While you can do these with something shorter, …

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Wrestler’s Bridge Basics

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Recently a customer asked about bridging and after searching I realized I didn’t have a good article simply covering the basics. This one covers the wrestler’s bridge and a future article will go into the gymnast or hand bridge. The wrestler’s bridge is by no means a new exercise. It …

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The Double Shrimp Squat

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The following is what I like to call the double shrimp squat, sometimes also called the advanced shrimp squat. I first picked up this move from Al Kavadlo. The single shrimp squat, that is with just one hand behind you holding onto the foot is an easier version and a …

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Full Deep Vacuum Box Breathing

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A new breathing combination routine I’ve been doing which involves box breathing and the abdominal vacuum, along with a few other finer points. Details can be found inside of the August’s Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle newsletter titled “My New Favorite Breathing Exercise…Full Deep Vacuum Box Breathing”. Become a …

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Research Benefits of Deep Breathing Exercises

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What Deep Breathing Does for You Recently I came across some new papers on the benefits of deep breathing exercises. Like this paper titled, “Physiology of long pranayamic breathing: neural respiratory elements may provide a mechanism that explains how slow deep breathing shifts the autonomic nervous system.” (Yep, they pretty …