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Get Fit…Be Happy, Make More Money

Had to share this study I came across last week… In a survey of two thousand people, one thousand of which exercised regularly and one thousand who didn’t, they found a few interesting correlations. Those that exercised: * Made on average $25,000 more per year. * Had more sex! * And were happier overall. Even […]

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To Press a Lot You Must Press a Lot

“To press a lot you must press a lot.” This saying comes from Russian weightlifting circles. Kinda like a Zen koan, there is some enfolded meaning within it. One of the simple ways of looking at it is like this: “To press a lot of weight, you must press frequently and with volume.” That means […]

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Flow in Workouts

I’ve been reading through Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi’s Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. This book has been gracing my bookshelf for years now, yet I hadn’t read it. I was dissuaded as I heard it is a tough read, something like a textbook.   Well, some textbooks are worth reading… The flow state has received lots […]

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Yardstick Conditioning

This is a concept I first learned from Bud Jeffries. I believe he outlined it inside of Twisted Conditioning 2, though I could have that mixed up. Bud was the first guy I saw that was really doing it all. While many people were bodyweight only guys, or kettlebell guys, or clubbell people, here was […]

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Progression Keys – Intensity, Volume, Density, Quality, RPE

I’m going to be doing a series on progression in training. Why? Because this is the most important aspect, the principle, that you must understand in order to get results. And, sadly, most people do NOT really understand progression. I haven’t talked about progression all that much since writing The Master Keys to Strength and […]

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How to Build Muscular Triceps with Bodyweight Exercise

Last week, I put out an article of some pushup variations that could help build a muscular chest. If you missed it, you can find it here. Today, we switch gears and focus on the arms, specifically the triceps. First, let me state, that all pushups use both the pecs and the triceps. You can’t […]

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Afternoon vs. Morning Workouts

“Hey Logan, I notice you mentioned that best strength tends to occur in the afternoon. Is that just something you’ve noticed for yourself anecdotally or is that something you’re saying is true for generally everybody based on some research you’ve come across?” Vince I casually mentioned this benefit of afternoon workouts in a previous post, […]

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Monkey Bar and Rope Climb Combo

Part of your training should absolutely include some fun challenges. One example of this is the following monkey bar and rope climb combo. My friend has a great monkey bar setup. Over the past couple months, I’ve been training there once per week. Every time we do some sort of monkey bar work. This has […]

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How to Build a Muscular Chest with Bodyweight Exercise

While the bench press is king when it comes to developing a strong muscular chest, it may not be the only thing you want to use for a variety of reasons. You’re on the road and can’t get to a gym. Most hotel gyms suck and don’t offer much to a serious lifter. Perhaps you’ve […]

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What are Assistance Exercises for?

Yesterday, I talked about how many people do assistance exercises wrong. And that was to do them without rhyme or reason, simply because you think or heard they were a good idea. Because this idea of assistance exercises often gets attached to the idea of isolation exercises (like those hamstring curls or thigh extensions), many […]

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