“THIS GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN TAUGHT”

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
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How to Use Biofeedback With Any Program

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“The death of training programming.” That’s how I initially viewed things when I first learned about biofeedback training. Why would you plan things out that you couldn’t possibly predict weeks in advance when you could make better decisions in real time? Since then, with experience, I have learned that programming still has tons of value,

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Biofeedback Testing for Rowing

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I looked across the gym and instantly recognized the strange lift. There was a guy doing a Jefferson deadlift. I wasn’t in my own gym, so how could this be? I legit had a moment of glory thinking that my quest to make the Jefferson deadlift universally known and adopted was reaching a critical mass

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5 Fixes For A Common Biofeedback Testing Question

By now I’d estimate I’ve personally taught about a thousand people how to use range of motion as a biofeedback test. I find it incredibly effective, and I think it’s a proximal association to why my clients get better results than when doing whatever they did before (or sometimes after) training with me. With that

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Why did you do that? To see what would happen.

It’s very likely that some of my clients think I’m a real pain in the ass to work with. I have to be, at least from their initial perspective, for it’s exactly what makes me seem like I’m being evasive is exactly what gets them the unprecedented results they’ve been looking for. Here’s a typical

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What do I do for cardio?

Ah, cardio! In other words, anything over five reps. My favorite forms of cardio include deadlifting for between 20 and 50 reps per set, one-arm rowing heavy dumbbells for 20+ reps, and loading atlas stones to a platform or my shoulder for as many reps as possible. If that doesn’t sound like anything remotely resembling

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

The past 72 hours have been some of the most stressful and intense of my entire life. In fact, things got really bad starting on Monday morning but things have been spiraling slightly out of control for the past several weeks. This Monday morning around 11am was when I got the semifinal sales page from our web designers for Lift Weights

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Writing Bad Checks

One of my favorite movies of all time is Top Gun. Any opportunity for a Top Gun reference will be seized immediately. The wonders of modern life are an ever-present temptation to write checks your body simply can’t cash. A typical cheeseburger and small fries at the popular chain Five Guys weighs in at a

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You Don’t Get to Be Bored

“I’m bored.” You are connected to the largest, most easily accessible repository of information in the history of time by so many orders of magnitude that words are insufficient to convey the significance of the difference. In less than half a second you can watch a tutorial video on nearly any topic from gunsmithing to philosophy.

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The Most Underrated Strength Exercise You’re Not Doing

There are two exercises that have the lamest of lame connotations when I think of them. Maybe you too. The step-up and the clamshell. At least when I think of the clamshell, I think of the Eric Prydz Call On Me video: But the step-up. Holy hell what a lame exercise, right? Invariably you see

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The Instagram Battle of 2014

A few weeks ago I noticed my friends Hunter Cook and Jen Comas Keck posting videos on Instagram of themselves doing various fun feats of strength and challenging the other to attempt what they had just done. It looked like they were having fun, I liked the photos, and didn’t give it  much more thought. Then a

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