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Build Explosive Power—Lightning Deadlifts

Build Explosive Power—Lightning Deadlifts

by: Josh Bryant The lightning deadlift was inspired by hillbilly deadlifting extraordinaire, Bob Peoples, of Tennessee, the first man to deadlift over 700 pounds.  Bob would lift a weight out of a jack at lockout height. He would then lower the weight to the floor and lift it back up, taking advantage of the stretch-shortening…

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Feel the Real- Muscle Intention

By: Josh Bryant Functional trainers sportin’ physiques that rival Richard Simmons like to stand on a soap box and preach “mind-muscle connection” is on par with membership in the flat earth society! They claim as long as an exercise is executed with proper technique, the same training effect will take place, regardless of intention. News…

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Tire Flips

Build functional power and tactical hypertrophy with free equipment. By: Josh Bryant Orlando Green With proper application, the tire flip can build limit strength, explosive power, slabs of muscle, flexibility and endurance to boot.   Contrast that to space-age machines at the local commercial gym purgatory where you sit down or lie down because comfort takes…

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Zen and the Art of Zone Powerlifting

By: Josh Bryant Have you ever been to a powerlifting meet and heard a lifter pitch himself a tent as he brags about massive training lifts?  Very frequently, this harden exterior becomes flaccid with stage fright and accompanying poor performance. These lifters on the platform are overrun with feelings of anxiety rather than operating in…

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Speed Strong- Hauling Ass and Getting Jacked

by: Josh Bryant and Adam benShea Heredity only deals the cards – your training plays the hand. We are laying our cards on the table and sharing with you our ace in the hole, Speed Strong. Whether your goal is to stay #GasStationReady, get Chippendales ready for the neighborhood pool party, or just slow down…

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Synergy- 6 Ways to Get Stronger

by: Josh Bryant Let’s take a look at four ways to get stronger outside of traditional strength training; these methods are backed in the lab and proven in the trenches. In the theatre of your mind, create mental movies daily for 15-20 minutes. Relax and envision yourself succeeding! Now, to go to the next level,…

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Sprint-Resisted Training

by: Josh Bryant Heredity only deals the cards but environment and training play the hand! In lieu of sounding as cocky as the king of spades, I am raising the ante, laying my cards on the table and sharing with you my ace in the hole!  Sprint-resisted training. Whether your goal is Gas Station Ready, Chippendales…

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Flow like a butterfly, sting like a Puerto Rican Okie

By: Josh Bryant  Chavez mastering flow destroyed Taylor’s career. The year was 1995, little did I know, the school of hard knocks was about to give me an honorary doctorate in the art of “flow” and my professor was Gilbert, a half Puerto Rican/ half Okie that spent half his time behind bars and the…

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Neck Training with Head Nods

(No equipment, no time, no problem- the quick fix to building a muscular neck)By: Josh Bryant The look respected in a potentially volatile situation is not that of the men’s physique competitor with huge biceps! If one looks to build a physique that screams alpha male physical prowess and drips with masculine virility, it all starts…

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Rest-Pause Training—Why It Works

by: Josh Bryant When it comes to size and strength building methodology—the rest-pause method is the presidential suite at the Ritz.  Time to check out of Motel 6. So, pour out that ripple, put out that swisher sweet, and  take a ride in a Big Ol’ Cadillac for a King of Denmark Cigar, washed down with…