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Full range vs Partial range

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Should you be doing full range lifts exclusively? Or are partials useful? Rick sent in this response to a recent email on pullups… “I ,too , have had much experience with pullups. I found adding weight and getting super strong was the single best way to increase reps. Also, contrary …

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Strongman vs. Smoking (Death)

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Scott asks: I enjoy the emails you send me about the old time strongmen and other topics. Every Sunday the folks at smokingpipes.com sends me a newsletter which often features a story about a well known pipe smoker.This is entirely anecdotal but it seems to me the pipe smokers outlive the strongmen …

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Saxon’s Training Plan?

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Per from Sweden asks… “I hope this e-mail finds you in good health. Recently, I bought your old strength course of the Saxon´s brothers. It´s a great course and I´m very grateful that you have recording the videos of the lifts they did. Since I have no one to ask …

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Physical Activity vs COVID

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Cast your minds back to a bit over a year ago… The pandemic had just begun in the USA and the lockdowns were still early. Sure, there was a lot more uncertainty at that time but some things were known. I’m talking about principles of health, i.e. those timeless things …

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The “Non-Workout” Workout

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My training as of late has been different than most. Besides the occasional hill sprints, it is all of the form that Pavel Tsatsouline popularized as “Greasing the Groove”. This involves doing sets of an exercise throughout the day rather than in a dedicated workout time period. The goal is …

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Tips on Training Frequency

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Bob asks: “I am currently focused on getting my weight back under control and improving my card deck tearing. Currently I am working on completing as many military style burpees as possible in 15 minutes, jogging (more for the mental health aspect) and working on card tearing every 3 days …

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Is Arm Wrestling Key to Super Strength?

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The following is a long question. It really only pertains to people that want to be very strong…although the principle could apply to those that just want to be decently strong too. PJ asks: As trusted to you before I’m interested in all things from the Golden Era (Sandow,Sass,Atom, Jowett, …

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Exercise Selection for Tabata Protocol

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Andy asks: “Could you recommend an exercise with the goal of reaching max heart rate in the shortest time (for a 4 min Tabata)? For ex, would light hang snatches work? Would isometrics work? Any info would be much appreciated.” Snatches would work, depends on how light you go. So …

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Epstein Lift 20 Seconds

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I call this the Epstein lift because Epstein didn’t kill himself by hanging, and I didn’t either. I practice this in line with the oldtime strongmen, particular Farmer Burns, who did this as a test of neck strength. Please do not try this at home. This is obviously extremely dangerous. …

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Fixing Broken Bones

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Logan- I have a suggestion for an article. I’ve been following you for quite a while and dabbled in many of your suggestions to build functional strength as I get older . Especially like the old time strong men articles. I now face a bigger challenge and would appreciate any …

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Muscle Control vs. Isometrics

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Andy writes in a lengthy email on the topics of muscle control and isometrics with a few different questions. Read it below and then my response to follow… I’ve enjoyed reading your books and recently purchased the Muscle Control Course. I’m trying to figure out how muscle control can be …