Get A Grip And Get Stronger

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You’re only as strong as your weakest link and often times this is the grip. Your grip is the first thing that attaches you to a barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell, or your opponent (any grapplers out there grip is critical). If you strengthen your grip many big lifts will go up. Bottom line, if you lift…

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You Must Believe To Achieve

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The title might be cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason…because it’s true. If you haven’t been living under a rock you probably know that the guy in the picture is “The California Kid” Urijah Faber, the former WEC Feather Weight Champion (and hopefully re-crowned champion tonight after his fight against Jose Aldo). So…

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Defrauding Goal Failures: How Creating Challenges Can Help You

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But there’s one little problem I’ve seen with goal setting. It doesn’t work for many. Perhaps it’s because we’re so used to failing at goals that they’re no longer important for us subconsciously. Here’s something that might work though. Replace the word “goal” for “challenge” and set up a short time frame for the challenge.

The Velazquez Experiment

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Roughly three months ago I get a call from a kid who tells me he wants to be an mma fighter and wants to come into my training facility to get in shape for it. I get these calls a lot but have learned not to pay them much mind until the person actually walks thru my doors and starts. I’m sure you know that often times what someone’s intentions are doesn’t always match up with their actions.

Testing Your Conditioning With Death Circuits

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To be ethical and give credit where it is due, I originally learned about “Death Circuits” from Charles Poliquin. If you’ve never heard of him I would describe him as the Albert Einstein in my industry. He is the man. A death circuit is essentially a big superset of four compound exercises where you alternate…

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