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Clay, Aluminum and Alzheimer’s

A couple weeks ago I sent out an email about the benefits of eating various types of clays, which was one of the tips inside of 101 Advanced Steps to Radiant Health. I got a response from a man named Dan, which began a thread, that I figured you might also be interested in: In […]

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Strength is a Skill (What does this mean?)

What does it mean when you hear strength is a skill? This quote, originally from Pavel Tsatsouline, changed how I viewed strength. I read through his book, The Naked Warrior, applied some of the techniques and was instantly stronger. That had never happened before, and it instantly opened my eyes to a new way of […]

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Fixing Osteoarthritis

Charles asked about fixing osteoarthritis: “What about osteoarthritis of the knee? Your healthy your whole life, then all of a sudden this comes upon you and knocks you for a loop! The lovely thing about it is you don’t even know your developing it until it’s at an advanced stage and difficult to treat. What […]

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Getting Woo-Woo…

Have you heard this term, woo-woo, before? Wiktionary defines it as: Describing a person readily accepting supernatural, paranormal, occult, or pseudoscientific phenomena, or emotion-based beliefs and explanations. (What does this have to do with strength? Be patient, I’ll get there…) Generally, this term is used derogatorily. It’s used as a put-down by skeptics for anything […]

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The Recovery Mat

This is something I have personally been using for quite some time, but haven’t let anyone know about, until now. That is laying on top of an acupressure mat after working out. After hearing about these mats I started doing this. Then, I read in Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans about circus professionals and athletes […]

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5 Minute Intuitive Mobility Routine

I figured it might be helpful to share an example of me doing an “intuitive mobility” routine. By intuitive, I mean that I’m not just doing the 3 circles per joint, then move onto the next. I start with a movement, feel into my body, and let that guide what I do next. In doing […]

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Twisting Cross Leg Squat

I was flowing around with some of the stand up exercises, and stumbled across this one that I particularly liked. First is a cross leg squat until sitting. If you’re not familiar with this move, it is also the method used in the sitting-raising test. This is then done in a twisting motion from one […]

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Upgrade Your Testosterone

Total vs Free T (and the Role of SHBG)

On the topic of the recent testosterone articles, Ken asks: “I had blood work done two months ago, and my free testosterone wasn’t bad: 794 ng/dl. But my free testosterone, which I understand is what really counts, was quite low – 9.5 pg/ml. They suggested that might be because of high sex-hormone binding globulin. In […]

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Box Breathing

Box breathing is a specific form of cadenced breath. It is called box breathing because each leg of the breath, inhale, hold, exhale, hold, is the same length. Thus, if you drew it out in the number of seconds for each one turning 90 degrees for each transition, it would look like a box. Box […]

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Hanging Body Whip Drill

shoulderIt is great to move your body in many different ways. As such, I often play with movements. And so it was that I found myself going from some hanging drills into the following: The Hanging Body Whip   Hang from a bar where you can keep your feet on the ground. Then rotate your […]

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