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Chest to Bar Pullups

A question comes in from Laid regarding chest to bar pullups: I have a question about body weight exercise. In fact, about pull-ups. I’ve tried many different approaches but I’m pretty bad in them. I can do 10 chin-ups without problem even more, but with pull-ups I can do 3-4 pull-ups and none of them […]

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Hand Position in Handstand Pushups

Your hand position in handstand pushups is not often addressed, even by those that teach the benefits of this exercise. Yet this small piece of positioning makes a BIG impact. In short, by having your hands out a bit wider, it changes the length of the range of motion, thus making handstand pushups easier. By […]

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Intensity vs. Severity

The terms we use when it comes to training, guide our thinking about training. As such I feel this is one of the most important terms to “grok” if you want to become stronger. The following comes adapted from The Master Keys to Strength and Fitness where I originally wrote about it. After the typical […]

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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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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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Improving Shoulder Flexibility and Mobility

If you’re looking to improve your shoulder flexibility and mobility check out these two videos from Gold Medal Bodies. The first one is focused on building the flexibility in the shoulders especially for handstands. Handstands can be one of the most difficult positions for the shoulders, especially a straight style handstand, so working on this […]

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Isometrics or Full Range Lifts

Is it better to train using full range lifts or isometrics? First of all, you can use isometrics in two main different ways. You can get incredibly strong and activate your entire body with just isometrics training, like Steve Justa for example. There is a great book called “Functional Isometric Contraction” by Bob Hoffman which […]

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Tyler Bramlett

Your Strength Is Limited By These 3 Things…

Guest Article by Tyler Bramlett Co-Creator Of Bodyweight Flow As you already know, building strength is much more then just adding size to your body. Strength can be built through several different ways including but not limited to; maximizing your nervous system, disinhibiting your sensory receptors, increasing tendon and ligament density and much more. Today […]

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One Small Change = One Big Difference

I remember one day in 2005 when I was working out in my garage in San Luis Obispo, California. I was doing a circuit combining chinnups and handstand pushups (an awesome combo, by the way). I had hit my goal number of reps and sets in the handstand pushups so I thought I was ready […]

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Will Wall Handstands Help Balance? How Often to Train HSPU’s?

I have some cool things in the work for this month. One of them is nearing completion. More on that subject later. In the meantime let’s tackle a few more questions that have been sent in. First off from Carol. “If I keep practicing kicking up to a handstand against the wall, and holding it […]

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