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How to Avoid getting Broken from a Program

This is a really important concept that I hope you ‘grok’. What I see is so many people never achieve the strength or fitness they desire, because injury gets in the way. Jeff, a new Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle Member, wrote in saying: “For me, right now, that is about pain relief (arthritis […]

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3 Most Common Injuries…

I was reading the latest issue of Milo from Ironmind this past week. One sentence from and article by Mike Waller, Ph.D., C.S.C.S, NSCA-CPT caught my eye: “Reviewing articles that cover the most common injury sites for a given sport is recommended, so that the top three areas of concern can be determined.” This was […]

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Fast vs. Slow Exercise

Ricky asked me a lot of questions. A lot of them are great questions, so I chose to share them with the greater public too: “A couple of questions linger in my mind in regards to your Deceptive Strength (in particular) approach and philosophy… “You seem to think that faster reps are better for this […]

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25 Pounds of Muscle in 30 Days

It may sound unbelievable, but let me tell you a story… Almost two years back I ran an experimental group with a few Inner Circle members. All of them self-proclaimed “Hard Gainers”. The aim was packing on size over a 30-day period. (Okay, it’s not 100% muscle, but a good portion of it is. When […]

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How I’m Healing My Shoulder

The other week I told you about how I injured my shoulder in a Thanksgiving football game (actually playing it, not just watching TV). Based on what’s happening there is likely some tendon and/or ligament damage. If it was just the muscles it would be fine by now, but its not. I say likely because […]

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Why I Don’t Agree with Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body

A couple weeks ago I wrote The Legendary Strength Philosophy. As I was in my writing flow state the idea to use your body as an ally instead of an enemy came up. This is in contrast to what so much of training is about today. Have you ever heard the quote? I’m sure you […]

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Building an Indestructible Body

The idea behind the Indestructible Body is about building your body to the point of being injury proof. Not only will these exercises and drills help you to prevent future injuries, but the same methods are used to rehab old and often times chronic injuries. What derails more people from working out than any other […]

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Wilbur Miller

Wilbur Miller, the “Cimarron Kid”, is a strongman and bodybuilder born in 1932 in Kansas and he didn’t show any interest in weightlifting until the age of 24. Before that, Miller was quite successful in running the mile and once he even managed to finish 3rd in the state finals. At the age of 23, […]

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Hanging Core Exercises

Do you ever get fed up with doing isolating core exercises while lying on the ground? If you’re someone like me you most definitely do. A great alternative to lying on the ground would be to instead do hanging core exercises. The following video displays a couple of hanging core exercises. Before we get talking […]

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How To Do Kettlebell Swings

In the age of technology, we tend to be a very sedentary population as a whole. No one can really deny that. That’s the way it is and it is how our society has developed. Some people work a nine-to-five job that requires them to be sedentary, and yet, others choose to be sedentary as […]

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