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How Did I Get So Strong?

“How did you ever get to where you are at anyway?? Where did you find the time and the resources to make it actually happen?” -Ricky This is a great question. For those that have ears to listen this should be quite instructive… I consider my strength training journey to really begin when I was […]

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Advanced Card Tearing

I’m been working on my card tearing as my main feat of strength for a few months now. It’s the strongest it’s ever been and here I’ll share two new PR’s. First up is tearing a mini deck of cards in half. Tearing a mini deck of cards in half is tougher than a normal […]

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Sledgehammer Leverage with 16 lb. Hammer

How to Swing a Hammer (aka The Importance of Technique)

This past weekend I went to the NorCal Renaissance Faire with my family and friends. Always a fun time! And one event stands out as something worth sharing regarding strength. They have a bunch of games there such as throwing javelins and shooting crossbows. There is also the classic swing a hammer carnival game to […]

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Warren Lincoln Travis Back Lift

Warren Lincoln Travis was one of the “World’s Strongest Men” back at the turn of the previous century. For years he was an attraction at Coney Island where you could see him perform a wide range of feats of strength, such as the back lift here. https://youtu.be/_RXhrr26c4Q The back lift is not often seen these […]

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How to Avoid Getting Knocked Out

Do you want to know how to avoid getting knocked out? Read on for Matt’s question… “I recall overhearing a conversation years ago about a guy who was a novice to working out saying he wondered how he could maximize muscle density and have rock hard muscles as a form of defense so that if […]

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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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Should I Be Symmetrical in Strength?

I copy a conversation thread with a customer below as I figure some other people will find it interesting and useful. It covers how to target weak spots as well, body symmetry, and whether or not to aim for this. Enjoy! Laid writes: “If you remember I recently wrote you about my inability to do […]

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Quartering a Deck of Cards

Halving or tearing a deck of cards is when you tear it in two. Then you can tear one of these halves in two, which means quartering a deck of cards. I’ve been working on my card tearing again lately and this video marks a PR for me. I’ve quartered plenty of decks before, but […]

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Full Deep Vacuum Box Breathing

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 member here.

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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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