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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 …

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First Hint of New Isometric Results

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Yesterday I shared an article about a distinction I use daily in my training. Am I practicing a movement? Am I training a movement? Am I testing a movement?  While there is certainly overlap, deciding ahead of time what I am doing helps to get better results. As you likely …

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Weak Links in Injuries

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Charlie commented on my article about training weak links last week. (If you missed that you can see both parts here and here.  He asks, “How did you ever think of these? I had a right shoulder problem a few years back and did all the standard PT stretches and …