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12 Jul Lessons From One of the Best Seminars I’ve Ever Attended

It was the summer of 2013.  I attended an exceptional weightlifting seminar back in July, 2013 that was taught by renowned Weightlifting Coach Glenn Pendlay. First, thank you Glenn for a great seminar. Thank you for providing one of the most valuable learning experiences I've attended in the last decade. While I've attended many great seminars and workshops in the last 10 years, this was certainly one that stands out. I can still remember sitting in the back of the hot gym down here in South Florida and taking notes while he was presenting the lecture portion of the seminar. 
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10 Jul The 3 Essential Kettlebell Workouts

Here is what I would consider to be 3 essential kettlebell workouts First, I much prefer the term “training session” when referring to a workout, so I’ll use that moving forward.  But, the word “workout” seems to resonate with people, I understand. These are simple, valuable and effective kettlebell training sessions that virtually anyone can do (provided they have the requisite skills). These sessions are also not too much volume
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08 Jul A No-Nonsense Plan To Keep Your Back Healthy And Strong

Developing a strong, healthy back is an important training goal. Not only is it important, but it's a requirement for long-term health, performance, high function and happiness. Yes, happiness. Because when you're in pain, your life is miserable. Believe me, I know. I've been there, done that. I want to tell you how you can forge a back of steel. A back so strong, it's like iron. Durable, strong, resilient.
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03 Jun Arnold’s 6 Rules For Success

Somehow I ended up on a YouTube video where Arnold you-know-who was discussing his "6 rules for success." Have you heard about these 6 rules? They are powerful. And they apply to just about everything in life. If you know anything about Arnold Schwarzenegger, then you know he has achieved an unbelievable amount of success in life. We can learn a lot from his "success blueprint" - so here it is. 6 simple rules.
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24 May How To Build Momentum (In Strength And Life)

Author Steven Pressfield writes about the destroyer of all things.

He calls it a nearly unstoppable force that prevents you from achieving what you want.

It is the enemy.

He calls this internal force “resistance” and says it will kill you, if you let it.

You want to start eating better, but you don’t.

You want to train more consistently, but you aren't.

You want to start that training program, but you haven’t.

Believe me, I’ve been guilty of this myself.

I want to write and publish more helpful articles, but I haven’t.

Why?

One reason is that damn internal force Steven Pressfield writes about, resistance.

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23 May Why I Started Training With Kettlebells (And Maybe You Should Too)

I’ve had some interesting conversations with friends and athletes recently about the importance of strength training. The conversations have basically been like this.

Hey Scott, I want to work on strength, what do I need to do? Tell me what really works?”

For example, I was just talking with my friend Adam. Adam is a Jujitsu athlete and he was looking for a strength solution to compliment his jujitsu training. He wanted to address the “strength gap” that he said he wasn’t getting with his current training and was feeling a little lost about what to do. I couldn’t help but think... No matter who you are or what your goals are, strength will make you better. Of course, there are many variables and factors that will depend on the type and level of strength you need. We’ll have to turf that conversation for later though. While most people are beginning to understand the importance of strength in optimizing health and maximizing performance, there are still many who haven’t quite figured out or discovered the importance of foundational strength or what that means. What is foundational strength?
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10 Mar The 3 Best Books I Read Last Year

I've done this every year for the last 7 years (this year's post is going out a bit later than usual). I reflect on the best books I that read at the end of the year and then come up with my "best of" list. In keeping tradition, I wanted to share my list of "best books" from last year (2018). There's something different about this year's list compared to the past, so let me tell you about that first. In the past, I've always listed my top 5 books. This year I have just 3 books to share with you. Why just 3 books this year? The reason is simple.
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14 Dec Trouble With Overhead Motion? A Look At Anatomical Variation In The Shoulder

Trouble with overhead motion? Is the overhead press uncomfortable or painful for you? There may be a legitimate reason why.

I've come to believe that the overhead press is one of the most important and valuable exercises for the human body. It’s not only outstanding for total shoulder strength and health, but for our entire body. Some people may not agree with my view on this and would say it’s not a necessary movement. I would disagree that, but that's another story.

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