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Hand Strength Training

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David asked a follow up question regarding his Convict Conditioning routine. “Two questions: I forgot to ask, how would you add grip, neck, & calf work in there too; and can you give a more in depth outline of circuit training – how you would plan it?” In today’s post …

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Clubs and Cables

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It looks like a lot of people enjoyed my last post listing my top 5 training tools of 2009. There were many comments and questions so I’m going to try to respond to them today. Many people had some variety of leverage tool in their top five. Clubbells, maces and …

Workout Training Journal

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When the new year comes around most people make a resolution or two and abandon them within a week. That’s not me and I hope not you either. I find the new year is always a time for reflection as well as forward planning. And I spend significant time doing …

Teleseminar with Bud Jeffries

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Don’t know if you heard about it. I’m doing a special teleseminar with Bud Jeffries tomorrow night, where we’re going deep into the topic of twisted conditioning. What it is, how to apply it and much more. In addition you can ask your own questions on any training topic. This …

Volume Bending

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Sometimes you have to push the limits. I didn’t plan this workout ahead of time. I just started bending and kept going. In the end I had bent 50 60D nails in just under 30 minutes. This video shows the aftermath. Now I know I’m a bit crazy for doing …

Strongerman.com

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Almost a year ago I was talking to professional strongman Dennis Rogers and he presented me with an opportunity. His friend and one of the world’s strongest men, Bud Jeffries was looking for someone to take over his business. If you’ve been in the iron game for awhile its likely …

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Advanced Rope Climbing

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Last night I joined my friend Jeremy at his rock climbing gym, Planet Granite last night. I don’t have much experience with that kind of training but I always like to get out and try new things. Plus it’s a lot of fun. Before we began bouldering I showed him …

Progressive Conditioning

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An important part of a complete training program is to do some sort of conditioning work. Of course, this can come in many shapes and sizes. Sprints, kettlebell swings and snatches, skipping rope, and high rep bodyweight exercises are a few of my favorites. And just like in any other …

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Strong Hair Pull

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Over two years ago my friend and I first pulled a truck by our hair. It was a feat of strength designed to pay homage to one of my favorite oldtime strongmen, The Mighty Atom. For several reasons its been that long since we revisited our feat. That was until …

Life Likes To Get In The Way

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Life likes to get in the way. For the past couple weeks I’ve had family visiting. While I’ve enjoyed hanging out with them, spending all that time is taking away from other things. Add to that everything else that’s going on and training had to take a backseat…almost. Because I’ve …

What Trampoline should I use?

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With the release of the Trampoline Handbook I’ve received a few questions on what type and size of trampoline I recommend. To do the tricks in the book you’ll need to be able fully layout on the trampoline. For this reason I recommend a trampoline that is at least 10 …