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Turning Back the Clock

by: Josh Bryant  Imagine a pleasant evening in Waikiki, three sake bombs deep, the Don Ho cover band sounds celestial, then boom! All of sudden, the Big Kahuna and wrecking crew come in and want to do the toe-to-toe mambo.Who would you want by your side?Odd Haugen is somebody that immediately comes to mind.  Odd was my training…

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The Science of Training: Lats

By Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato Line up two guys side by side with the same amount of muscle mass and body fat percentage, the guy with superior v-taper looks bigger and leaner. Big backs cement bodybuilding legacies, look no further than Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, and Ronnie Coleman — a “wide-latted” shortlist of Mr.…

4-4-12(Staff Photo by Sean Hiller)- Food blogger Chris Cognac works out with personal trainer Jerry Gamallo, owner of Elite Fitness in Torrance, to try to get in shape in 30 days.

Dynamic Correspondence or Transfer of Training to Sports Performance

No matter how fun or novel something looks…… A good guide on transference is the following factors identified by the late legendary, Soviet Sports Scientist, Yuri Verkhoshansky, are what is called dynamic correspondence or transfer of training to sports performance.  ✔️Accentuated Regions of Force Production (where in the range of motion are the greatest forces…

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The Science of Training: Deltoids

by Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato The metaphorical armor of a great physique is capped with a pair of cannonball delts. Beyond aesthetics, strong, well-developed shoulders are an insurance policy for contact and combat sport athletes while offering both performance and injury-prevention benefits in sports ranging from Kushti to cricket to powerlifting!  Initially, incremental progressive…

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Deadlift More- TODAY!

30 years ago, Spandex was the preferred gym attire, Tony Little held the answer to a six pack and static stretching, from big leagues down to the bush leagues, was the promised messiah to performance enhancement and injury prevention. But, in the 1990s, the once-faithful static stretching choir started making heretical accusations questioning the deification…

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Picture < Words

As a kid, in a basketball game, as I was approaching the free-throw line to score two crucial points, a timeout was called and I remember a well-intentioned team member said to me, “Whatever you do, don’t miss.” At this point, I was jumpier than a virgin at a prison rodeo! I pictured missing the…

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Julius Maddox’s World Record Bench Press

by: Josh Bryant At the end of August, Julius Maddox slapped the all-time world record bench press record to sleep; this past Saturday, he slapped it for sleeping with a world record 744-pound bench press, executed faster than the Tijuana Two Step. Everything is bigger in Texas, including bench presses, so no better place to…

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Training Mindset

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Seven things I re-learned in 2019

by Paul Leonard 1. Everybody Wants Some, the title of this quintessential 80s rock song from Van Halen brings back pleasant memories of driving too fast and the movie Better Off Dead, a great snapshot of teenage angst. The song also contains the line…”Yeah that’s it, a little more to the right…”. David Lee Roth…

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Tactical Training

Unfortunately, there is no life coach at the gas station at 3 AM. You do not know who is waiting for you and what the rules will be when you meet him. In the words of the political philosopher Thomas Hobbes, the encounter will be “nasty, brutish, and short.” Your training should be in preparation…