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115 lb. Barbell Getup

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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

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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 …

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Warren Lincoln Travis Back Lift

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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 …

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How to Avoid Getting Knocked Out

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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 …

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Swinging Clubbells

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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 …

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Quartering a Deck of Cards

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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 …

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Full Deep Vacuum Box Breathing

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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 …

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Research Benefits of Deep Breathing Exercises

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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 …