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Chiropractic vs. Mobility

I have a friend that has had an on-again, off-again spine issue for…well, years now. Sometimes, it’s not bad at all. But other times it’s horrible. Sometimes it makes it so that her leg falls asleep when she’s trying to sleep, which stops her from being able to sleep. Kinda ironic, isn’t it? Lately, it’s […]

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Swinging Clubbells

I haven’t shown off swinging clubbells all that much, but I’ve been playing with them lately. This video features a 25 lb. club did in what I call a full and reverse swing style. I haven’t talked a lot about clubbells, but they’re a fun and useful tool. They make a mention inside of Deceptive […]

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Beast Pistol Squat

I’ve done beast pistols before but this is the first time in a while. I was happy to be able to get a rep the first time I tried without it being too much of a struggle. Now, I’ll be working up to a few reps in this shortly. I’m not a strict bodyweight guy […]

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What is the Best Music for Working Out?

Today I want to talk about music in working out. Now with music, like with so many things, there is no one right way of doing it. Not one general, right way for everyone to do it. Instead, there are benefits and drawbacks to different forms of music to use or not use in your […]

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Research Benefits of Deep Breathing Exercises

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 much all have long convoluted […]

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How to Be Breathed

“Be Breathed” is a concept I learned many years ago from Scott Sonnon. It is the idea of the movement breathing you, rather than you breathing…even unconsciously. If you missed the previous video and post, that covers the difference between anatomic (or natural) breathing and paradoxical breathing. You must understand that concept first. Then come […]

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Breathing Principle – Anatomic vs. Paradox

Understanding the breathing principle of anatomic (or natural) vs. paradox is very important when breathing is combined with any sort of movement. This is as opposed to just sitting there doing breathing exercises. This video breaks this down in simple to understand terms using squats as an example of how you want to use each […]

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To Press a Lot You Must Press a Lot

“To press a lot you must press a lot.” This saying comes from Russian weightlifting circles. Kinda like a Zen koan, there is some enfolded meaning within it. One of the simple ways of looking at it is like this: “To press a lot of weight, you must press frequently and with volume.” That means […]

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Flow in Workouts

I’ve been reading through Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi’s Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. This book has been gracing my bookshelf for years now, yet I hadn’t read it. I was dissuaded as I heard it is a tough read, something like a textbook.   Well, some textbooks are worth reading… The flow state has received lots […]

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Yardstick Conditioning

This is a concept I first learned from Bud Jeffries. I believe he outlined it inside of Twisted Conditioning 2, though I could have that mixed up. Bud was the first guy I saw that was really doing it all. While many people were bodyweight only guys, or kettlebell guys, or clubbell people, here was […]

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