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Workouts that Build Your Brain

I love science…but it’s not without it’s problems. One of which is that we often have theories that are just plan wrong. Remember the idea that the brain didn’t grow new neurons as an adult, and wasn’t capable of change? Couldn’t be more wrong. Jim wrote in response to the recent post on diversity of […]

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Forearm Workout at Home With Dumbbells

How do you do a forearm workout at home with dumbbells? Also this could apply to working out at any gym. For some of the exercises I recommend you’ll need plate loaded dumbbells. Most commercial dummbells have a thin handle which automatically reduces the involvement of forearms in any workout. The most popular forearm exercises […]

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George Barker Windship

George Barker Windship was a physical culturist born in 1834 in Massachusetts who invented many exercises machines and the first adjustable dumbbell. Like his father and grandfather, George entered Harvard and that’s where he started working out. George was only sixteen when he started training in a gymnasium and with revenge as a motive. Since […]

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Louis Attila and Eugen Sandow

Louis Attila

Ludwig Durlacher, better known as Louis Attila was a German strongman born in 1844 and one of the greatest men in the history of physical culture. Professor Attila wasn’t just a strongman, but an accomplished pianist who spoke five languages fluently. He was very well educated and didn’t really trained with weights until he saw […]

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Ronald Walker

Ronald Walker was a lifter born in 1909 in England with an incredible all around capacity. Ronald never really cared much for showing off with awkward feats of strength, but instead focused on forty two strength tests set by British Weightlifting Association. At his prime from 1931 to 1937, Ron Walker dominated British Heavyweight Championship, […]

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Reg Park

Reg Park was a strongman, bodybuilder and an actor from England, born in 1928. He was very active as a kid and he specialized in football, until he met David Cohen in 1944. David was a muscular guy who trained at his friend’s house, so Reg wanted to see what’s that all about and joined […]

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Weightlifting Straps

When you reach a certain point of progress and start moving some serious weight, the first part of the body which will often give out is your hands. The muscle in the back and legs are much larger and even with strong hands, you’ll still benefit from using straps to keep up with the progress. […]

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Charles Atlas

Charles Atlas was born in Italy in 1892 as Angelo Siciliano. He moved to the USA with his parents when he was 13 years old in search for a better life, which turned out to be the right decision later on. Angelo started training after visiting the Brooklyn Art Gallery where he was inspired by […]

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Rise Above Strongman Competition

I may not have been writing recently but I sure have been training. And about a month ago I went to my friend Doug’s gym Rise Above Performance Training. I was a trainer for Doug when he went through the RKC and we stayed in touch after that. He was holding an anniversary party and […]

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Various Training Tools

There are bodyweight guys. There are kettlebell guys. There are clubbell guys. There are barbell guys. Some of its marketing but I think the biggest reason behind this sticking to one system is exactly what happened me. I use to go to a commercial gym like most people seeking to get fit. And I never […]

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