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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 …

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Working Out after 1 Week Fast

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Bernarr MacFadden, known as the Father of Physical Culture, was a big proponent of fasting. I remember reading about him testing his strength after a long fast. So this time around, after doing a week-long fast, I decided to do the same. This video shows a couple clips from that …

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115 lb. Barbell Getup

In Strongman Mastery by Logan Christopher4 Comments

Getups with a barbell are great. They bring in a bit more of a balance challenge than kettlebells (though surprisingly enough, are not as difficult as a dumbbell.) Here is a recent PR handling 115 lbs in the barbell getup. My plan is to get up to 135 lbs. From …

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Chin-ups: Two Arm vs. One Arm vs. Weighted

In Strongman Mastery by Logan Christopher2 Comments

Been reading through The Super Athletes by David P. Willoughby. It’s quite an amazing book filled with the feats of strength and endurance done by all kinds of strongmen. As the one arm chin-up is a goal of mine, I found this section particularly interesting and thought it was worth …

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Behind the Back Deck of Cards Tear

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This may have been the first time I’ve ever attempted this feat of strength. That being said, the behind the back deck of cards tear went quite well. By changing the position of the hands, there is a bit less leverage than out in front. It’s a tougher angle from …

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Advanced Card Tearing

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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 …