“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
wildest imagination by doing exactly these unexpected things. If you're wondering
what that's all about I'll send you my free ebook of the 4 sacred-cow shattering
statements most people can't believe - until they see the results for themselves.

Manpliment Your Way to Better Relationships

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A few years ago I decided to try an experiment with some of my relationships with other men. What would happen if instead of relating with the same locker-room banter of jokingly cutting each other down and teasing, I instead interacted primarily on the basis of compliments? I coined the term manplimenting to describe the

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How to Take a 16 Minute Nap

Little kids don’t even know how good they have it. Someone cooks them three meals a day, not including snack time. They get to take exciting trips to the park and the library. Just about everything seems like the most exciting thing they’ve ever done, and the moment doesn’t fly by them. Above all though,

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How I Smoke a Perfect Brisket

One of the undisputed secrets to good bar-b-que is time. In my estimation one of the other secrets is dry rub. Combine dry rub and time and you’re well on your way to good BBQ. I don’t know where I picked up this way of doing things but it has worked very well for me

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Three Ways to Use Biofeedback Training

When people are first introduced to biofeedback training it can be easy to get overwhelmed and have it seem like something that would be nice to implement in their training but feel like it’s too complicated. It’s not, and I’ll lay out exactly how you can use it. There are three major ways that you

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Why We Get Hurt In Training

Getting hurt in training is the pits. Besides the obvious discomfort of getting injured itself and experiencing pain, those of us who train because we love seeing the progress are doubly insulted by the halt a training injury puts to our progress for a while. It’s frustrating, and most of us will do anything we can to

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The Infamous Core Experiment

That training the core is important is sort of one of those “everyone knows” facts of our existence. No is going to dispute the importance of the core, although some will postulate that training the core directly is unnecessary because big and heavy compound movements like the squat and deadlift already train it sufficiently. First

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Pick Stuff Off The Floor Every Day Challenge

The PSOTFED (Pick Stuff Off The Floor Every Day) challenge originated, to the best of my knowledge, in May of 2012 with Adam T. Glass on his blog. No strangers to lifting frequently, we kicked around the idea of making it a point of focus to pick something from the floor on a daily basis.

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The False Dilemma Problem

Paleo and pop tarts. Acupuncture and antibiotics. Hypertrophy and hip openers. What do these seemingly totally incompatible things all have in common? They all represent false dilemmas that are presented as binary options that are completely exclusive of one or the other. A false dilemma, or false dichotomy, is a logical fallacy in which only two

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Biofeedback Question: Am I Just Warming Up?

A question that comes up fairly often with people who are new to using biofeedback in their training is about whether or not they are simply warming up as they do movements and things test better and better. Here’s the short answer: no, you’re not just warming up. But let’s get into the longer answer, just

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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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