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6 Ways to Recruit More Fast-Twitch Muscle

By: Josh Bryant Fast-twitch muscle fibers have the most potential for growth, lift the heaviest weights, lead to Tinder right swipes, aid in explosive movements on the field of play, and deliver the knockout blow in the self-preservation scenario at the gas station at 3 am.  With all of the benefits—let’s take a look at…

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#QUARANTINEREADY Squat Thrust Workout

by: Adam benShea   You’re hanging out at home, a border town hotel, or an abandoned gun club on the Gulf coast.  This leaves you with some time for reflection.   Coffee in hand, you remember being a kid and hearing your grandpa reminisce about the old days.  One of the many things you noticed about him was the way…

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Transforming Your Environment to Achieve Goals

By: Josh Bryant The brain connects an environment with a specific situation.   Think back to Pavlov’s dogs; Russian researcher, Ivan Pavlov, presented a stimulus (e.g. the sound of a metronome) and then gave the dog food. After a few repetitions, the dogs started to salivate in response to the sound. Environment is Everything Imagine dealing with a drinking problem; you overcame the…

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Psyching Up for Strength Sports

By: Josh Bryant Doug Young, Master of Psyche A strength athlete cannot have his mind occupied with  balancing individual liberties and individual dignity in the whole dwarf tossing debate, or how to tell his parents about the exotic dancer he met on the side of the road near the snake farm, if he plans on putting…

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Quarantine Workout

We appreciate your support! All this workout requires is a desire to get better. It’s a pure bodyweight workout. Remember, anything outside your bodyweight is a luxury. Let’s have some fun with calisthenics. Enjoy this FREE workout!


Dominate Conditioning Tests!

By: Josh Bryant Linear periodization was the training methodology of nearly every top-level strength athlete until the mid-1990s. Even today, this proven, old-school approach has a faithful following of biblical proportions.  Linear Periodization Summarized, this type of periodization begins a training cycle with low intensity and high volume, and, progressively, intensity increases while subsequently volume decreases. As reps decrease, the…

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No Gym? No Problem!: Maximizing Bodyweight Training During the Quarantine

Josh talks about mindset and bodyweight training on the Art of Manliness Podcast HERE. Behind bars, everyone is always watching and waiting to figure out who are the predators and who are the prey. The average con is not looking for a challenge, but for easy pickings. He may be looking to take your life…


Thriving When the Stakes are High!

(Turning Crises into Opportunity) It’s 4th and goal, one yard to go and the game is on the line, you know the kind where you see nothing but elbows and assholes. A game-day fullback prays for the pig skin, knowing if he gets the ball he will score; no matter what’s in front of him,…

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Tactical Strongman

Tired of all the latest training “advancements” that leave you physically flaccid and mentally numb? For half the cost of a day pass to a trendy chrome palace gym, you can have access to the most comprehensive strongman system and book ever written. Powerlifting is limit strength, bodybuilding is all about muscle hypertrophy, and Olympic…


Bruce Greig Deadlift Routine

By Paul Leonard I am writing this article as a way to thank the legendary masters age powerlifter Bruce Greig. For those lifters who are unfamiliar with Bruce and his accomplishments, I will start by telling you that this former professional ice hockey enforcer turned powerlifter has officially deadlifted 800 lbs on 100 plus occasions…