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Progression Keys – Intensity, Volume, Density, Quality, RPE

I’m going to be doing a series on progression in training. Why? Because this is the most important aspect, the principle, that you must understand in order to get results. And, sadly, most people do NOT really understand progression. I haven’t talked about progression all that much since writing The Master Keys to Strength and […]

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Afternoon vs. Morning Workouts

“Hey Logan, I notice you mentioned that best strength tends to occur in the afternoon. Is that just something you’ve noticed for yourself anecdotally or is that something you’re saying is true for generally everybody based on some research you’ve come across?” Vince I casually mentioned this benefit of afternoon workouts in a previous post, […]

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What are Assistance Exercises for?

Yesterday, I talked about how many people do assistance exercises wrong. And that was to do them without rhyme or reason, simply because you think or heard they were a good idea. Because this idea of assistance exercises often gets attached to the idea of isolation exercises (like those hamstring curls or thigh extensions), many […]

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Weighted Pistol Tips and Tricks

This weighted pistol tip can make a big difference in your ability to pull off the move, especially when going for a heavy weight. For those not familiar with it, the pistol is a one leg squat where the extra leg is held in front of you. It all depends on how much you’re able […]

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Quitting the Beast Snatch

Well, I don’t quite look at it that way. Instead, I am switching gears. For years, I’ve pursued the Beast Snatch Test, where I aimed to do 100 snatches in 10 minutes with a 48kg or 106 lb. kettlebell. I’m setting aside this goal…for now. I don’t see this as a failure, just something I […]

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How to Snatch Heavy Kettlebells

Are you trying to find out how to snatch heavy kettlebells? This video gives you several tips on how to do it. In this video, I snatch a 60kg, or 132lb, kettlebell, so I know what I’m talking about. Several of the points found here are: It is always good to work with heavier kettlebells […]

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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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Strict vs. Explosive One Arm Rows

In a recent post I talked about using strict form or not and the differences in each. One of the exercises that is a good description of this is the one arm row. And so, in the following video you’ll see a demonstration of a strict row as compared to an explosive, heave, or non-strict […]

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Strict Form vs. Not

A couple weeks ago I put up this popular article all about form, and how it’s really different than most think. And on that note, I wanted to address a similar area. Should you be super strict with your form? Or should you “cheat,” use a bit of “body English,” or, as some might put it, […]

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