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135 lb. Barbell Getup

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This is my personal best in the barbell getup. My goal was to get one wheel (45 lb. plate) on each side and I did it here. After doing this I was wondering what the record in this move was and came across this video. This is James Gardner doing …

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Form Follows Function

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There’s a design precept by the phrase of “Form Follows Function.” This was used in architectural design, meaning that the form of, say a building, what it looks like will in large part depend on its function or purpose. What’s true in architecture is also true of your body. Let …

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Working on Hanging Feat of Strength

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The other week I posted this on Instagram and Facebook. People got MAD! I’m sharing it here too even though I know the same thing will happen. 🙂 First a few words of warning. I am a professional strongman. Doing so involves some potentially dangerous feats of strength. For example, …

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Do Genetics Matter?

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I love the placebo effect. It’s a subject matter worth diving into. I first started really getting into it around the time that I wrote Mental Muscle. Facts like placebo surgeries often doing as well as real surgeries. Facts like placebos working…even when people are told they’re placebos. Facts like …

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Oldtime Strongman Build

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I’m a big fan of the oldtime strongmen for a number of reasons. 1) They accomplished amazing feats of strength, some of which still stand to this day.2) They did this in a time before pharmaceutical enhancement was available, so you absolutely know they’re clean.3) They tended to have more …

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Getup and Press

In Kettlebell Mastery, Strongman Mastery by Logan ChristopherLeave a Comment

Credit goes to my friend, Tyler Bramlett, for introducing the getup and press to me. Long ago he told me about how he used it to rehab client’s shoulders with it and I’ve used it off and on ever since. It takes the basic getup exercise (done with a kettlebell, …

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135 lb. Barbell Bent Press

In Strongman Mastery by Logan Christopher5 Comments

Happy to hit a new recent PR in 135 lbs. with the barbell bent press. I feel really good about lowering down under the weight completely and not pressing it out. But this did initiate some spin on the barbell that I had to go with and count myself as …

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120 lb Barbell Getup

In Strongman Mastery by Logan Christopher2 Comments

I’ve been working on the getup for the past couple months. And I’m happy to report that I’ve hit a new lifetime PR in the move. Watch it here: I believe I had previously hit 115 lbs. years ago when I was practicing this exercise daily thought I could be …

Masculinity Forged in the Gym

In Mental Mastery, Strongman Mastery by admin17 Comments

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 …