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
Cheat meals are a way of allowing ourselves to indulge a little bit and get a break from our strict diets.
When we have cheat meals, not only do we get a chance to consume more calories, but we also get to have delicious foods that we generally avoid on a daily basis (e.g., pizza, alcohol, fried foods, ice cream, … Continue reading
The dead hang saga continues…
It’s been over a month since starting out on the dead hang protocol.
I originally started out with the intent of altering my shoulder anatomy as a means to “fix” an old shoulder injury of mine. The promises behind the protocol seemed like voodoo, but its logic was promising.
The prospects of having an un-destroyed … Continue reading
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
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, … Continue reading
Here’s a question for you: if you could only choose one, would you rather be big, or be strong?
Honestly, that’s a dumb question.
Very few males would prefer one to the other. Some of you may be thinking otherwise, but here’s a scenario to think about. Which would you prefer being: strong enough to clean and jerk 800 lbs … Continue reading
Ain’t it a bitch when you’re excited for a workout one day, yet it goes horribly? The weights that you normally rep-out on any other day are pinning you down on this certain day. Nothing else quite smacks the ego like a poor workout does.
What explains an unprovoked drop in performance in the weight room? Well, if you’ve got … Continue reading
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
How the Spine Experiences Damage and Modifying Your Program to Prevent Injury (or to Adapt to Greater Stress)
In the first article titled “Is Butt Wink Inevitable?”, I discussed this oft-talked about movement pattern, how it is damaging to your spine, how it is inevitable for some folks, and why it may not even be a huge deal.
Butt wink … Continue reading
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