Becoming More Resilient-
Tactical Conditioning 

by: Josh Bryant Elite tactical athletes move like gazelles, can keep on going like the energizer bunny, pack the power to kickdown doors and the strength to break what’s on the other side. Tactical athletes (military, law enforcement, firefighters) are unique because they must possess the tactical skills, physical ability, speed, conditioning and strength to…

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Deload to Reload

by: Josh Bryant NFL teams are not doing full contact scrimmages the day before a game.  Champions in West “By God” Virginia beer pong ain’t getting three sheets to the wind the night before demonstrating their power drinking prowess at local kick n’ stab bar. You can’t go all out all the time and expect…

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Six Highly-Effective Chest Movements

by: Josh Bryant A thick, muscular chest strikes admiration in the hearts of men and garners prolonged, feminine stares at the local community pool.  The bottom line is, a well-developed chest is the cornerstone to a powerful and rugged physique. A decent set of arms at the corporate chrome palace fitness center is about as…

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Small Stuff for Big Gains

A man lifting a weight over his head while lying on his stomach

By Josh Bryant Thirty years ago, striped spandex and shiny chrome machines were the “expert” preferred path to physique sculpting and performance enhancement. But, in reality, that advice ain’t even close enough for government work and is as welcome as a porcupine at a nudist colony. Thankfully, over the past 15 years, with the popularity of…

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Tactical Grip Training Book

Tactical Grip Training poster

The modern dreariness of sedentary screen time results in you staring down at a midsection growing faster than the national debt. Well, it’s time to look up from that navel gazing and out toward a sincere symbol of unapologetic vigor, vitality, and virility. Across time, grip strength endures as the initial indicator of physical and…

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Destroy Sticking Points!

A bald man working out

by: Josh Bryant Fancier is better in today’s fitness world! Instead of following the crowd with the newest “Cirque du Soleil” workout fad, let’s look at a bare-bone basic method that will develop the ability to destroy sticking points.  All you need is a power rack, a barbell and a desire to get better. What are…

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5 Reasons Your Deadlift Sucks

(Avoid these five common deadlift pitfalls to maximize strength and minimize the risk of injury) By Josh Bryant 800-pound deadlifts helped Ronnie Coleman, the greatest bodybuilder to ever walk the face of the earth, build the best back of all-time and, in the process, win the crown of Mr. Olympia eight times. Bill Kazmaier, the…

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Scramble Strong

Call-to-action image to take your Jiu-Jitsu skills to the next level

The old Jiu-Jitsu adage is that technique conquers all. But let’s be real, strength matters. Strength will help you apply technique more effectively. Strength will help to keep you injury free and on the mat. Strength will take your Jiu-Jitsu to the next level. Build strength through using the proven Jailhouse Strong methodology… And tailored…

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Squat Depth for Athletes

by: Josh Bryant Fifteen years ago, a majority of commercial squats were higher than a Bolivian stilt walker with an overactive pituitary gland. Now days, a common mistake is athletes squatting lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut. Not everyone needs to squat ass to grass, regardless of what some gurus claim. In…

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Why Ruck?

by: Josh Bryant You aren’t training for war or even a career as a tactical athlete, so should you ruck? And what are the benefits? Cardio for Cardio Haters Maybe it was Sergeant Ignacio Coral, the toughest Mexican this side of Pancho Villa, who screamed at you as you jogged while he reeked of 90…

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