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Strength Training as Self Development

Lifting weights, bodyweight or whatever method of exercise, is like a crucible where you forge your body, mind and spirit. I have always looked at is as such and always will. Not only that, but it is one of the best areas in which to practice the various skill sets that can then be applied […]

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How Thinking & State Alters Your Strength

This picture here is very important. So there is a lot of information going on in this image. The thing I want to focus on right now over on the left hand side of the page. Over here. Where it says, “Internal Representation, State, Physiology.” This is very important because you see these arrows are […]

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I HATED Myself

When most people see me tear a deck of cards in half, or snatch a 106 lb. kettlebell over and over and over again, they’ll ask me odd questions like: “When did you learn you could do that?” As if this was an innate talent I discovered that I had one day. As if years […]

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How to Boost Performance 300%

I have 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, improves pattern recognition. Anandamide: pain reliever, […]

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60kg Kettlebell Snatch

The following video shows a few reps on each arm with the 60kg kettlebell snatch. I ordered a 60kg kettlebell from Dragondoor for the purpose of making it my heavy kettlebell. By means of doing this “The Beast,” aka the 48kg bell, would no longer be the heaviest one I had. This is for both […]

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Pain

In the past I’ve talked about how strongmanism is in large part about pain tolerance. For example, one tip from there is “In learning to bend nails, once you get to the point where its starts to hurt and you want to quit, that’s where you need to double your efforts and crush it. That’s […]

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How to Heal Injuries

Weeks back when I asked for your questions, they were all over the place. But there was one theme that came up over and over again. Dealing with injuries… Here’s just a few of those questions: If a person has suffered chronic back injuries (due to a double whip lash car accident) making his Thyroid […]

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Sneak Peak of Mental Training Live

You may have heard me tell these stories before. There’s nothing quite like instantly enhancing someone’s strength live through mental methods. Below are clips from three different workshops or conferences where I did just that. You too can have this done to you…and learn how to do it to others. Signup for the upcoming Mental […]

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Looking for Motivation is WRONG

Darryl asks: “Being an OTR trucker, my biggest issues are prob sitting hours a day, getting decent nutrition. and some days more than others, findings the motivation to get out in the cold or whatever and condition.” I guess it’s not technically a question, but this triggered me wanting to discuss motivation. Motivation is defined […]

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How Sig Klein Saved My Ass!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that my primary goal is the beast snatch test (100 reps with the 106lb/48kg kettlebell in 10 minutes). While I initially thought, this would be a pleasant side goal that I could knock out with a little work, it has turned out to be anything […]

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