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Warren Lincoln Travis Back Lift

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 is not often seen these […]

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Quartering a Deck of Cards

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 plenty of decks before, but […]

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Flow in Workouts

I’ve been reading through Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi’s Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. This book has been gracing my bookshelf for years now, yet I hadn’t read it. I was dissuaded as I heard it is a tough read, something like a textbook.   Well, some textbooks are worth reading… The flow state has received lots […]

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How to Properly Use a Wrist Roller

If you’re looking to build wrist strength, then there is one way to properly use a wrist roller. The common way of using a wrist roller involves holding it up with your arms outstretched. The problem with this is that your shoulder strength is going to be the limiting factor, by a big degree. Thus, […]

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Wrestlers Bridge

The Case for Neck Strength

Youtube comments often make me laugh. In this case, it came on the Amazing Feats of Strength Video, which you can watch here. The comment was referring to the weighted wrestler’s bridge concrete break that begins the video, with strongman Bud Jeffries swinging the sledgehammer. To that, Dan V said… “f*** me that guy at […]

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Dying Art of Phonebook Ripping

As phonebooks slowly become extinct, you have to be a bit more creative in how you tear them in half. After tearing them for a crowd, I often make a joke, “It’s harder to find a phonebook these days than to rip it in half.” Sadly, this is a dying art, a feat of strength […]

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How to Boost Performance 300%

I have mentioned the flow state and how the science has investigated this further.  Specifically, studies have found that people in the “flow state” release a number of different neurotransmitters and hormones. These include: Norepinephrine & Dopamine: Tightens focus and keeps us in the NOW. Speeds up muscle reaction time, improves pattern recognition. Anandamide: pain reliever, […]

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Intuition Bends Wrenches

The other day I had some time to kill. I had already gone through all my email so I did something I don’t often do…I looked at Instagram. And I’m happy that I did as I saw the following picture and post from Chris Rider. If you don’t know Chris Rider he’s one of the […]

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Don’t be a Robot!

Bodybuilders get a lot of crap, especially from us in the “functional training” world. But that’s not to say there aren’t some smart and strong guys out there in that world. Recently came across this quote from Tom Platz, a professional bodybuilder voted to have the ‘Best Quads and Hamstrings of All Time’. After being […]

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How does someone even dream this up?

That was a question I received on my 1003 lb. wrestler’s bridge support. I’m not sure if that was meant in a good way, or bad, but it made me pause to think. If you haven’t seen this video, one of the feats I’ve done that I’m most proud of, check it out below. So how did […]

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