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Humans—Habitual Creatures

by: Josh Bryant Jack Nicklaus is to golf as Popcorn Sutton is to Moonshine; both are the undisputed best of all time!Nicklaus, the “Golden Bear”, was the best because he did not just dominate for a few years; he was consistent in winning the most majors a whopping 18 times and finished runner-up 19 times.“We…

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FREE Kettlebell EBook

by: Josh Bryant In 18th century Russia, kettlebells were used as a counterweight on market scales. But, as the vodka perilously flowed in the kabaks (taverns), this tool became a way for belligerent farmers to air out grievances and challenge each other through “feats of strength”  by seeing who could lift the heaviest kettlebell. By 1885,…

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Posing to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy

By: Josh Bryant In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, a group of people live their whole lives chained up in a cave facing a wall, so reality to them is nothing more than the moving images on the wall. In all actuality, the images on the wall are the projection of shadows produced by objects and…

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Six Steps for Successful Squatting

By: Josh Bryant  If chicken legs were an STD, squats would be penicillin!  A strong squat-to-bodyweight ratio is correlated with sprint speed, jumping ability and agility. And hell, it’s one of the three contested lifts in powerlifting.  Over the course of bodybuilding history, those with the freakiest leg development hold a fundamentalist allegiance to this…

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6 Common Strength-Training Blunders

By: Josh Bryant Legend has it that 3,000 years ago, Greek Wrestling Champion Milo of Crotona lifted a baby calf every day from the time it was born to the time it became a fully mature bull.   600 years before Milo, Samson wrestled down a stone temple and, in the process, slayed 3,000 Philistines, his sworn…

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Bringing Up Lagging Body Parts and Imbalances

by: Josh Bryant You are big, ripped and raking in the dead presidents on the Chippendales stage, but now you want to transition to the bodybuilding stage and need balance and symmetry. Maybe one arm is smaller than the other, or a muscle group is lagging…… Let’s look at some strategies that combat these issues…

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FREE Tactical Strength and Conditioning Ebook

The most physically well-prepared tactical athletes have the conditioning levels and movement capacity of someone 50 pounds lighter, while possessing the strength of someone 50 pounds heavier. Tactical Strength and Conditioning is the application of strength and conditioning principles in a strategic training environment. It’s a multidisciplinary approach to the performance, maintenance and recovery of…

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Sprinting: The Top 10 Benefits

Author, Josh Bryant, Sprinting Whether you are looking to up your right-swipe ratio on Tinder, outrun the 5-0s, dominate the company flag football game or improve your health—sprinting can help you! Sprinting is the most versatile form of exercise because sprinting  is utilized to build power and speed, increase muscle hypertrophy, shred body fat, and increase…

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Coming Through in the Clutch

by: Josh Bryant The process of pressure creates diamonds and duds. Think about the “clutch player” in sports, in business, or any activity. A clutch player is the person that comes through when the game or deal is on the line; the one who executes their best in a challenging situation. “Big Game James” Worthy…

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Don’t Neglect the Neck!

By: Josh Bryant When I was a junior in high school, my best friend, Adam benShea, and I really wanted to go to a bar after watching the movie Roadhouse for the umpteenth time.   Being in Southern California, we decided to head down to the “Nard” to this little Mexican kick n’ stab bar right…