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Stoneland – Stone Lifting Documentary

If you’re interested in strength, this is well worth watching. Nothing is more ancient in the strength world then lifting stones. For all of time it happened anywhere were stones were, which is most places. Stoneland is a short documentary movie put together by the people at Rogue Fitness. Known for putting together quality strength […]

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Brian Shaw and Arthur Saxon Agree

In reading Ironmind magazine, I came across the following from Brian Shaw, in an article by Thomas Van Vleck. If you’re not familiar with Brian Shaw, he’s been dominating the World’s Strongest Man competition in recent years, with four wins. He’s also twice won the Arnold Strongman Classic. So, yeah, he might be worth listening […]

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Saxon on Mental Training

In this article, we break down how the Iron Master, Arthur Saxon mentally approaches a heavy lift, specifically in this case the bent press. From what he has written about we not only know tips on physical technique, but his thoughts leading up to and during the lift. If you think this is any less […]

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All Downhill After 30

Ricky asks, I read someone say hypertrophy is very difficult after the age of 30. I was wondering what your experience with this is, and also is strength being built even if you don’t experience it…? Do you believe everything you read? First of all, no, I don’t believe that. Is there some magical switch […]

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How to Do Squats with Proper Technique

The following is a guest article from Paul Vandyken. Squats are a multi-joint exercise that engages most of the large muscles of our lower body. They hit our glutes, hips, hamstrings and thighs. Squats done properly are also perfect for our cardiovascular system. And if you’re looking for great butt exercises, then this is for […]

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Meeting Wim Hof

This past weekend I was at the Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim. One of the speakers was the Ice Man, Wim Hof. In case you’re not familiar with him he’s the holder of 26 world records including the longest ice bath, climbing Mt. Everest in shorts, completing a marathon in the Arctic circle in shorts, […]

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Principles of Progression Part 1

I often mention the principles of progression and the fact that if you understand these principles making progress in any exercise is, at the very least, simple to understand. However, just recently when I was asked about these I realize that I didn’t have them posted anywhere online. (The best place to find them previously […]

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Intensity vs. Severity

The terms we use when it comes to training, guide our thinking about training. As such I feel this is one of the most important terms to “grok” if you want to become stronger. The following comes adapted from The Master Keys to Strength and Fitness where I originally wrote about it. After the typical […]

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