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Joint Strength

Too much attention is put on the muscles, and not enough on the other tissues of the body. In this article, we’re diving deep into the topic of joint strength, a little talked about subject. Now a joint may be considered the synovial cavity, and synovial fluid that fills the inside. But a joint is also […]

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4 Way One Leg Squat

The 4 Way One Leg Squat is the name for this challenging combination of four different types of one leg squats. The name is because the free leg goes in four different directions, in front, behind, to the side, and to the other side behind. This includes: Advanced Shrimp Squat (that is both hands on […]

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Advanced Vacuum Exercises

What is shown here is an example of what I do with breathing vacuum exercises as part of my morning routine. Unfortunately, this is not the spot that I typically do this in, but it is a spot I do go to occassionally. I wanted a better back drop for this video than my home, […]

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Which Set and Rep Scheme is Best?

Got a couple of questions around the same topic: “I would be interested in suggested set/rep strategies for different goals using body weight exercises. I am currently working my way to a 100 push-up set. I’ve been adjusting sets, reps, and rest. I’m reading about conflicting strategies. i.e. 3-9 sets throughout the day, everyday, in […]

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Who Wins? Strength vs. Endurance

Kevin asks: “I would say the number one thing I am seeking is understanding how strength helps individuals with endurance events. Example, I did the Leadville Silver Rush 50 mile foot race and trained for a year. I am not a runner just hard headed. Well, then I could only squat about 175lbs. the 7900ft […]

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Rock Bottom vs. Parallel

Ricky asks about squat depth: Logan, I read you saying somewhere you remember when you were younger every time you added weight to the bar on the squat you’d always start noticing yourself go a little less low to the floor! I laughed when I read this, because it sounds all too familiar! But you […]

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Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Squats and Pistols

Limit to Bodyweight Leg Training?

Zoubair asks, “I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to build the muscles, the connective tissue (tendons and ligaments) and the bones of the lower body to a very high level, with only bodyweight? I mean, after mastering pistol squats, in order to strengthen those tissues much further, is there no other choice but using at […]

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Constitutional Types and Training

This is a largely unspoken principle, yet it affects every person in different ways. If we understand it, we can better put the principle into right action. We all know that we are individuals. What works well for one person doesn’t work well for another. Still, we’re all human, therefore there are certain commonalities. Bridging […]

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Handstand Pushup against the Wall

Quick Bodyweight Workout when Traveling

As mentioned previously, I was traveling in Guatemala for a week. On my shorter travels I typically don’t workout — just getting a solid workout in before I go, and then getting right back into it upon my return. I use the travel time to recoup, kind of like a short deload period. But a […]

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Adding Variety and Complexity

Think about great powerlifters for a moment. Recently, I heard an interview with one of the best out there, who shall remain nameless, saying that if he raised his arm above his head it basically would pinch a nerve and he’d pass out. I don’t know about you, but that’s not something that I want. […]

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