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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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5 Minute Intuitive Mobility Routine

I figured it might be helpful to share an example of me doing an “intuitive mobility” routine. By intuitive, I mean that I’m not just doing the 3 circles per joint, then move onto the next. I start with a movement, feel into my body, and let that guide what I do next. In doing […]

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Myths about “Good” Form

In a recent message, I discuss that fast vs. slow training, wasn’t really important. Sure, there are some specific instances where one may be better than another, but the fact is you can make progress either way. Thus, it is not one of the very important aspects of training, compared to something like progressive training, […]

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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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Strength Training Injury Free

In one form or another this is one of the most common questions I receive regarding staying injury free from training. Thanks for the free gifts Logan!! What do I want to achieve through my training? Well real quickly, a little backdrop on myself. I am 42 yrs old, and in reality I have not […]

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Back One Step to Move Forward Two

Sometimes you gotta push the limits. But, unfortunately, sometimes when you do that, you realize what your limits are. At this point trying to push further can just lead to a stalemate…or even worse, backsliding. I’m a big proponent of listening to my body for training. In doing this your body will “guide” you forward […]

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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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