Masculinity Forged in the Gym

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I had a hard time becoming a man. As virtually everyone in our culture, I was not initiated into manhood. We’ve forgotten how to do that. Thus, my growing up was in large part my attempts at self-initiation. A great book on what masculinity looks like, both the actualized and …

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Recovery goes down with Age…

In Mental Mastery by Logan ChristopherLeave a Comment

I’ve been hearing this a lot lately… “I just don’t recover like I used to.” “It takes me twice as long to recover from workouts as when I was in my 20’s” …and all kinds of similar sentiments. People sometimes say to me, “Just wait til you’re older…you’ll see” I …

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What is Your Motivation Source?

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There are two ways you can be motivated. You can be motivated internally from yourself. And you can be motivated externally by others. Both are discussed more in this video: Hey it’s Logan Christopher back from Legendary Strength to talk about some mental frames and specifically, motivation. If you missed …

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What is Your Motivation Direction?

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There are two ways you can be motivated. You can be motivated to move TOWARDS something. And you can be motivated to move AWAY FROM something. Both are discussed more in this video: Hey, it’s Logan Christopher from Legendary Strength and today I want to talk about mental frames. What …

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Full Deep Vacuum Box Breathing

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A new breathing combination routine I’ve been doing which involves box breathing and the abdominal vacuum, along with a few other finer points. Details can be found inside of the August’s Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle newsletter titled “My New Favorite Breathing Exercise…Full Deep Vacuum Box Breathing”. Become a …

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Research Benefits of Deep Breathing Exercises

In Bodyweight Mastery, Health-Mastery, Kettlebell Mastery, Mental Mastery, Strongman Mastery by Logan ChristopherLeave a Comment

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 …

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How to Be Breathed

In Bodyweight Mastery, Health-Mastery, Kettlebell Mastery, Mental Mastery, Strongman Mastery by Logan ChristopherLeave a Comment

“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 …

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Breathing Principle – Anatomic vs. Paradox

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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 …

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Why aim for Flow in Movement?

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When it comes to fitness, we tend to think about tangible things. Strength is pounds on the bar or kettlebell, or the progressive step of a bodyweight exercise. Endurance is the time in which you can complete an event or workout. Body transformation is largely about pounds on the scale …

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How to Boost Performance 300%

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Yesterday, I mentioned the flow state and how the science has investigated this further. Specifically, studies have found that people in the “flow state” release a number of different neurotransmitters and hormones. These include: Norepinephrine & Dopamine: Tightens focus and keeps us in the NOW. Speeds up muscle reaction time, …

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What is FLOW?

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Flow… It’s a big buzzword these days, but what does it really mean? Ask different people and you’ll get many different answers. Inside of Mental Muscle, I included a large section about how to access and strengthen your flow state for greater performance. Much of that work was modeled from …