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How to Fix Niggling Pains

As I started up back in doing handstand pushups the other day, I noticed something. My right shoulder was not feeling 100%. The truth is I wouldn’t even call it “pain”. That’s too strong of a word. But “niggling” is about right. It means: “cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety.” Or the noun-form, […]

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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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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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Ralph Waldo Emerson on Strength Training

Well, it’s not actually about strength training per se, but it does have to do with it. This truth applies to just about anything, but certainly he could be talking about fitness. When many people first get into strength training they often ask what is the best? What is the best tool? Barbells, dumbbells, bodyweight, […]

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Learn to Listen to Your Body

My newest article over at Breaking Muscle was published yesterday . In it you’ll find out why listening to your body is essential in preventing injuries and greater progress. Listen to Your Body for Fewer Injuries and Greater Progress You should always be making progress in your workouts, yet one of the biggest things that […]

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