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What are Assistance Exercises for?

Yesterday, I talked about how many people do assistance exercises wrong. And that was to do them without rhyme or reason, simply because you think or heard they were a good idea. Because this idea of assistance exercises often gets attached to the idea of isolation exercises (like those hamstring curls or thigh extensions), many […]

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How to Train Your Legs WRONG

I remember way back when I worked out at a 24 Hour Nautilus (this was before they were bought out and changed their name to 24 Hour Fitness). Here’s what my leg workout looked like: 4 sets of barbell squats 4 sets of leg press 3 sets of hamstring curls 3 sets of leg extensions […]

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How to Combine Isometric Training with more…

A great question came in recently. And it’s a common question about how to combine different forms of training, if it can be done well at all. Robert asks: First of all: congratulations on your fantastic website!! I’m lovin’ it! Well, I train seriously since two years now, one year of it only calisthenics, based […]

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Pressing Isometrics in Doorway

In the previous video, I discussed how to do pressing isometrics if you have a barbell and power rack available. In my opinion, this is the best option. But not everyone has that same equipment. If you missed that video, click here. So, in this video I give you an alternative option that anybody that […]

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Pressing Isometrics in Power Rack

If you have a barbell and a power rack you can easily work with a number of pressing isometrics that will translate over to pressing any object. All you have to do is move the pins around so that you can work any position you want. See it in action in the video below. Find […]

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Tendon Strength through Isometrics

The cult of muscle. That is the strength and fitness world that we live in. Few people give any recognition to other bodily tissues that play a role, such as the tendons. Yet, these other tissues are KEY, if you want to be strong. In January’s Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle newsletter, which goes […]

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Getting Woo-Woo…

Have you heard this term, woo-woo, before? Wiktionary defines it as: Describing a person readily accepting supernatural, paranormal, occult, or pseudoscientific phenomena, or emotion-based beliefs and explanations. (What does this have to do with strength? Be patient, I’ll get there…) Generally, this term is used derogatorily. It’s used as a put-down by skeptics for anything […]

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Death by All Causes

Are you familiar with the term “death from all causes,” sometimes also called “all-cause mortality?” In longitudinal research, that is studies where the same data is collected from the same people over long periods of time, this is something that can often be found. For example, one group of people does X, while a second […]

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How Long does Mobility take?

Paul asked the following question inside the private group for Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle members: “My naive question would be how to get good mobility work done in the shortest time possible. I was doing Pavel Tsatsouline’s routine from Super Joints (the easy one!) and it was taking 20-30 minutes. I don’t have […]

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That Kinesthetic Feeling…

It’s amazing… Amazing how OUT of touch people are with their bodies. I know we place all the value on our brains in our culture, but damn. From the neck down many people have next to zero bodily awareness. Even among trainers and athletes…it can be very bad. Sure, you have enough proprioception to touch […]

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