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Workouts that Build Your Brain

I love science…but it’s not without it’s problems. One of which is that we often have theories that are just plan wrong. Remember the idea that the brain didn’t grow new neurons as an adult, and wasn’t capable of change? Couldn’t be more wrong. Jim wrote in response to the recent post on diversity of […]

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Death by All Causes

Are you familiar with the term “death from all causes,” sometimes also called “all-cause mortality?” In longitudinal research, that is studies where the same data is collected from the same people over long periods of time, this is something that can often be found. For example, one group of people does X, while a second […]

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How to Plan for a Big Training Goal

I’m settled into my new house, and things are mostly back to normal. However, much that I want to go off in a new training direction, I still have a big goal I need to hit before I can do that. The Beast Snatch Test. I was closing in on it, but let me tell […]

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Diversity of Fitness

Jim sent this in (along with a question for another day): “BTW, a really impressive thing about you and your web site. It is amazing how many different things you have studied. Handstands, heavy partials, old time stuff, bending steel, etc. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else with such a diverse experience. Great stuff!” […]

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How Long does Mobility take?

Paul asked the following question inside the private group for Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle members: “My naive question would be how to get good mobility work done in the shortest time possible. I was doing Pavel Tsatsouline’s routine from Super Joints (the easy one!) and it was taking 20-30 minutes. I don’t have […]

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70+ Year Old Martial Artists

A little while back Andrew sent me the following video, of a 75 year old martial artists doing a demonstration, breaking boards and blocks and much else. And, in a similar vein, on this page, I detail how I found a 70+ year old martial artist that became my mentor. The common idea that pervades […]

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How to Heal Injuries Mentally

We will be addressing using some of this stuff around injuries. Basically, the way I look at injuries, most treating of injuries is done on the physical level.  I feel that it is important to get all of the different levels, including the mental and the emotional side of things which are generally not addressed. […]

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Myths about “Good” Form

In a recent message, I discuss that fast vs. slow training, wasn’t really important. Sure, there are some specific instances where one may be better than another, but the fact is you can make progress either way. Thus, it is not one of the very important aspects of training, compared to something like progressive training, […]

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Fast vs. Slow Exercise

Ricky asked me a lot of questions. A lot of them are great questions, so I chose to share them with the greater public too: “A couple of questions linger in my mind in regards to your Deceptive Strength (in particular) approach and philosophy… “You seem to think that faster reps are better for this […]

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Sit to Stand = DEATH

Wowza! I just came across this study. The name pretty much says it all: “Ability to sit and rise from the floor is a predictor of all-cause mortality.” That means the better you can get up off of the ground, the less likely you are to die! Here are the specifics: They used something called […]

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