Increase the Deadlift Without Deadlifting

Heavy deadlifting.

Why do you deadlift?

For greater strength? Larger muscles? Improved athleticism? Better health? Or because you love the deadlift?

The deadlift, without a doubt, can be a benefit in the pursuit of these goals.

But for certain folks, deadlifting sessions leave them beat up and worn out, even when approached carefully.

If you truly care about the deadlift but cannot … Continue reading

The Dead Hang Challenge: Part 1

dead hang

Our existence is not still.

Hardly anything on the face of this is stays stationary. Even mountains, which appear immovable and fixed, are susceptible to alterations in the long-run.

The human body is a dynamic, ever-changing entity. It is in a state of constant interaction with the environment and subsequent adaptation.

Like water – deformable, fluid, and free-flowing.

This attribute … Continue reading

Practical Programming for Strength Training – My Review

practical programming for strength training

If You Aren’t Getting Stronger, then What the Hell Are You Doing?

Of all the attributes of fitness that people can train, strength has to be the single most useful attribute of them all. Its positive effects on lean muscle mass, bone density, connective tissue strength, body awareness, and one’s ability to produce powerful movement is second-to-none. It’s as simple … Continue reading

(Anecdotal) Cause of Exertion Headaches

Cause of exertion headache.

Warning: If you’ve experienced severe headaches from exercise, please go see a doctor, or else face the risk of death. Seriously. People don’t drop like flies from strength training, but dying is dying. Don’t risk it. The following article is simply a summary of what I’ve learned about exertion headaches after experiencing them myself. Once again, see a doctor if … Continue reading