Archive for June 2019

Deload to Reload

By: Josh Bryant Rob Hall and Steve Johnson both have benefited from reloads. The hardest hits in football are on the first day of practice in pads  and alumni games! Why? Because the players are fresh, both physically and neurologically, it leads to enthusiasm, which results in collisions that border on felonious assaults!  Going all-out all…

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Venice Beach, California

by: Paul Leonard I would assume that anyone who reads this site has seen the documentary Pumping Iron, which details that training of top bodybuilders at Golds Gym in Venice Beach in the mid 1970s, which today is referred to nostalgically as the Golden Age. This documentary was mandatory viewing for those of us who…

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Motel to Mansion Mindset—4 Mindset Strategies for Success

by: Josh Bryant Fred Hatfield, the master of mindset. The most worn-out cliché in sport is that 90 percent of performance is mental. The reality is over 90 percent of coaches and athletes spend 100 percent of their time working on sport fundamentals and physical aspects.    Neglecting the mental aspect can be the difference, in…

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Art Labare, a Powerlifting legend you need to know

by: Paul Leonard In life you will meet many people, some you like, a few you love, those you hate- especially as you get older, and the rest are all just passing through, pedestrian in their importance to your life. Us strength athletes are unique in that we have other individuals in our lives who…

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#GASSTATIONREADY Hill Sprints

Josh Bryant hill sprinting. “Hill sprints bring out something that you can’t really get in the weight room, something that you really can’t get on the track. All the guys that I know that worked out on a hill, they were a cut above the other competition around the league and they had long careers.”…

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Dumbbell Pullovers, a foundational movement for mass

by: Paul Leonard Pullover! Now who wants to hear that when they are driving? Not me, but that one time when my wife called it out during our honeymoon in Maui so we could hop in a deserted waterfall that was alright with me. In today’s modern strength training athlete’s toolbox it appears the traditional…

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1994 – My Introduction to Westside Conjugate Training

by: Paul Leonard A quarter of a century ago, I was living in Southern California, without a decent gym or a serious training crew to seek greater strength gains. My then girlfriend had bought me the Westside Barbell tapes for Christmas 1993. As Louie Simmons has said many times, in the beginning all I had…

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Sean Culnan Interview

interview by Paul Leonard Please tell the readers your age, location, and occupation.  Age – 51Live in West Sand Lake, NYOwner of Culnan Insurance Agency, LLC  How long have you been lifting weights?  Graduated from Colonie Central High School in 1985. Joined Colonie Athletic Club in fall of 1985. Colonie Athletic Club was a great…

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