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How To Actually Get That Core Work In

“Let’s stay an extra 30 minutes and blast our core,” said psycho number 1. “Oh I am so down,” agreed psycho number 2… After 1-2 hours of lifting, who wants to transition to core work? We all know it would be beneficial, but who has the time or will power to do that? So how to synthesize these two opposing …

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Exercise “Science”

Science is heralded as our modern world’s religion and revealer of unquestionable truths. Scientists are the bishops and priests whose teachings are non-negotiable. Weathermen are our prophets and rain dancers. But I don’t want to go into all the different areas in which “science” has this power over our thinking right now. I only want to discuss how it applies …

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Diet Short Term v Long Term

When we think of a diet we think of eating less, cutting out sweets, eliminating alcohol, and absolutely no fun. Some whack jobs even cut out chocolate. We think of juice cleanses and denying ourselves the food we like by “eating clean.” Some just scale back and only eat things “if it fit your macros.” Some people go all the …

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Number One Diet Secret

A fundamental secret of diet success is to make the staples of your diet super nutritious and healthy. If your go to lunch is a bologna sandwich with american cheese on white bread, you’re virtually setting yourself up for failure. This is common sense, and easier said than done. But try to figure out 3 or 4 regular meals you …

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Slow Off The Floor in The Clean

So you try to rip a new max off the floor and you end up looking like sloth hanging on a branch. You keep the right angles, but just can’t get any speed going up. If this is you, this article is for you. Very often I see in beginners and intermediates, (especially in those who think they are at …

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Lack of Extension in Clean and Jerk

In the clean and in the jerk, lack of full extension is one of the biggest problems in beginners. First Things First: Full extension is a full lock out of a joint, in this case, the ankles, knees, and hip. Lack of extension often comes from a desire to sneak under the bar too early – probably due to being …

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Your Past Is Not Set In Stone

Tell yourself the story of your past. Write down a brief history of yourself. The 5 to 10 most important things that brought you to this point. Now find the narrative in there. How did you frame it? Are you a victim? Are you the virtuous hero who was perhaps abandoned, betrayed, or cheated? Do you feel like your best …