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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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Knee Shearing in Squats

Do you absolutely want to always avoid the knees going over the toes? Is it as bad as “they” say? (They being trainers, that are empty echo chambers of other trainers…without understanding WHY trainers say this in the first place.) With weighted squats, you generally do want to squat more back than down, not allowing […]

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Progressive Stand Up Challenges – Rollback Squats

This video is the second in a series of progressive stand up challenges, where I cover regressions and progressions to be able to do various bodyweight movements. If you missed the first video covering the cross leg sit to stand go here. This covers the rollback squat. The rollback squat involves doing a regular full […]

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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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The Once per Week Workout Plan

Glenn writes in regarding one of my more popular books, Deceptive Strength: “It’s easy to read as it doesn’t go into minute detail like so many books these days do. So easy to understand and lots of good ideas to help expand on what I’m doing, although I’m still trying to focus on health as […]

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Rock Bottom vs. Parallel

Ricky asks about squat depth: Logan, I read you saying somewhere you remember when you were younger every time you added weight to the bar on the squat you’d always start noticing yourself go a little less low to the floor! I laughed when I read this, because it sounds all too familiar! But you […]

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Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Squats and Pistols

Limit to Bodyweight Leg Training?

Zoubair asks, “I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to build the muscles, the connective tissue (tendons and ligaments) and the bones of the lower body to a very high level, with only bodyweight? I mean, after mastering pistol squats, in order to strengthen those tissues much further, is there no other choice but using at […]

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Getting Started in Modern and Oldtime Strongman

Christopher (no relation) asks: What are some good resources for a person who’s never done strongman training to get started? There’s alot of info out there and it can get a little overwhelming. Any help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks for your time! First of all it’s important to distinguish “strongman” further and this is […]

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PCC Century Test

Next weekend I’m going to be one of the assistant instructors at the Progressive Calisthenics Certification in Mountain View, CA. I look forward to teaching others tips and progressions of bodyweight exercises. (Plus I always pick up a few insights myself at these events.) Anyway, I want to share a “workout” with you. In order to […]

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How to Get Freaky Strong and Cut Fat

A lot of people are wondering how to cut fat and get freaky strong at the same time. Lets talk about basics first. For cutting fat, before anything else you’ll want to focus on your diet. You’ll need to eat less, so your body can burn fat instead of relying solely on the food you […]

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