It's what I've heard countless times from people who come in to my facility
and ask how to make faster progress. Then they get results far beyond their
wildest imagination by doing exactly these unexpected things. If you're wondering
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This Is The Rep Range You Should Train


You’ve almost certainly seem them, maybe you’ve even committed it to memory. Rep range charts are to lifting weights as cooking temperature charts are to grilling. If you’ve never seen one, allow me to be your first: Maybe yours has slightly different reps, or is represented by a spectrum with some overlap, but the general

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How to use Wendler’s 5/3/1 with Biofeedback


The following tutorial is a an explanation by Tucson fitness trainer Eric Frey. Eric owns and operates Quality Strength in Tucson. This post was originally shared as a reply to a question in my public Biofeedback Training group about how to use biofeedback with 5/3/1. The answer was so good that I wanted to archive it here

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What Corrective Exercise Can’t Tell You

The truth is there is no such thing as corrective exercise. There are exercises, and they cause one or more of three effects: Desirable and desired adaptations and outcomes. Undesirable or undesired adaptations and outcomes. Immediately painful or harmful injuries or outcomes. To be more accurate, any exercise is going to have outcomes that exist on a

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Why Different is Different

One of the more catchy things I’ve said, that has been quoted and attributed to me is this phrase, “Different shit is different.” Had I known how often I would be cited on that, I probably would have chosen something a little more elegant to be my legacy, but so it goes. But, I want

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Fix Your Squeaky SI Joint

This is a guest article by Doctor of Physical Therapy, Erika Mundinger, who gave a tremendous talk at The Fitness Summit in 2015 on how to deal with back pain caused by SI joint dysfunction. Her talk was one of the most popular of the weekend, and I knew this information would be helpful to

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Powerlifting Attempt Selection for Not Dummies

I recently coached seventeen lifters, the majority of whom had never competed before, through their first powerlifting meet at the Minnesota State Open. They all did very well, had a great time, no one got hurt, and most importantly to me completed more lifts than the rest of the field. This isn’t because they were necessarily stronger,

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Physically Cultured Challenge: Gripper for Reps

I posted on my Facebook page earlier in the week about how grippers are quite possibly the best way to improve your grip strength for deadlifting. Now, when I talk about grippers what comes to mind for many people are those junk grippers you find at Target or generic sporting goods stores. As with most

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Checking The Price Tag

When I was a kid, my parents taught me that if you had to ask the price you couldn’t afford it. Through the years I’ve found this maxim to be overwhelmingly true. But, sometimes you need to check the price tag because you have to make an informed decision, weighing the need or desire with

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Physically Cultured Challenge: Two Hand Pinch

This week’s Physically Cultured Challenge is going to test how strong those opposable thumbs of yours really are. There are two primary ways to train the strength of the thumb, which is often the limiting factor in overall hand strength. You can either grip something very wide so that the fingers can’t wrap all the

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Get Obsessed With Consistency

“Get obsessed with consistency.” The words hit me like the fastball that got me one of many rounds of stitches, right at the eyebrow. I was reading a pre-release copy of my friend JC Deen’s Stay Leaner Longer, and while that is a fantastic book that I also think you should check out, that’s not

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