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The Best is Yet to Come!

The Best is Yet to Come!

By: Josh Bryant A therapist asks, “What seems to be your problem?” The client answers, “My problem is ______.”STOP!Why the hell would someone seeing a therapist want to keep a problem and take ownership over it? That is exactly what the client is doing by saying “my” problem. When you say my, you are saying…

Bill “Peanuts” West and Old School Physical Culture

Bill “Peanuts” West and Old School Physical Culture

                                                    By: Adam benShea, PhD Born in 1937 as William Weiss in Pennsylvania, but better known as Bill “Peanuts” West, Peanuts is responsible for bringing together one of the most important gatherings of lifters and training knowledge in physical cultural history.  Like an old Charles Atlas sales pitch, West was a weak and skinny kid until he…

Jumping Your Way to Fat Loss

Jumping Your Way to Fat Loss

By: Josh Bryant For centuries, prize fighters have reaped the benefits of jumping rope, helping them become more mobile, agile and hostile in the game of fisticuffs.  With exception of a few heavy-weight outliers, fighters are lean. Think about it, if you are required to fight within a weight class, any excess body fat is…

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Enter the Lightning Deadlift

by: Josh Bryant  The late Bob Peoples, of Tennessee, was the first man to deadlift over 700 pounds. In training, 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; with this technique, Bob could lift more weight with…

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Touch-and-Go Deadlift Reps

by: Josh Bryant Like King Solomon said thousands of years ago, there is a time and place for everything under the sun, be it drinkin’ some ‘shine in a kick ‘n stab bar in West “By God” Virginia or even touch-and-go deadlifts.  First, let’s differentiate between bounced reps, which deadlift 101 covered, and touch-and-go reps.  Bounced…

Dead Stop Deadlift Reps

Dead Stop Deadlift Reps

By: Josh Bryant Hey Josh, I have just start powerlifting and am new to deadlifting.  I did 315 pounds for eight reps using the “bounce” style off the floor.  An older powerlifter at the gym told me to stop each rep and now I can only do three reps. Which style should I use in preparation for my…

Gettin’ Yoked By Josh Bryant

Gettin’ Yoked By Josh Bryant

Josh speaking from experience.  The yoke walk is the ultimate test of limit strength, strength endurance, core stability and explosive power.  To add icing on the cake, the yoke will simultaneously work virtually every muscle in the body.   In the last 15 years, the yoke has become popular in strongman contests ranging from the iconoclastic World’s…

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Eccentric Moves for Building Muscle

Zen and the Art of Keg Lifting

Zen and the Art of Keg Lifting

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER