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02 Oct When Does “Technical” Go Too Far?

Barbell GripIn the most recent podcast (episode #86) on bodyweight training I spoke about how we need to be “technicians” in our training. I spoke about my background and why I believe we need to be more technical in our exercise approach. But, let me clarify things because I don’t want this point to be misunderstood.
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24 Sep RT 085 | 5 Proven Ways to Increase Your Press Strength

RT 85Learn 5 specific ways to maximize your kettlebell press strength in this week's podcast. The 1/2 bodyweight kettlebell press is powerful demonstration of brute strength. Since I've had so many questions about how to get stronger with the press, I wanted to take some time and discuss specific programs and methods that have worked for me that will get you stronger. There are many ways to increase press strength, but these are the 5 things that have been most successful to consistently conquer the 1/2 bodyweight kettlebell press.
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19 Sep 3 Common Mistakes With The Turkish Get Up (And How to Fix Them)

TGU MistakesThe Turkish get up is an amazing and powerful exercise that's evolved quite a bit over the years. I mean, who wouldn't benefit from this exercise? It's a "one stop shop" for a lot of things. In the most simple terms, the Turkish get up (TGU) is getting up from the ground and then going back down, ideally under a heavy load. Of course, there's A LOT more to it than just getting up and going back down, but there's been a big evolution of this exercise. And, it's critical to get the movement down before adding any type of external load or weight. Notable benefits of the TGU are:
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17 Sep RT 084 | Zach Even-Esh The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength

Zach BannerZach Even-Esh is the author of the NEW book, "The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning." Zach is well known in the fitness industry as he's the Founder of the Underground Strength Gym, Creator of the Underground Strength Coach certification, and he's passionate and authentic in his approach to strength and conditioning. You'll learn all about his great new book and the "Underground" approach to strength training in this "no fluff" interview session.
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15 Sep My Philosophy on Strength

SquatHow important is strength? Strength definitely makes everything else better, but strength isn't the only thing we need. First, it's important to remember that quality of movement precedes strength (Point 1 - Be Mobile, see below) We need to move well, then move strong.
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10 Sep RT 083 | Brad Schoenfeld on The Science of Muscle Building

BradBannerDr. Brad Schoenfeld is the featured guest and muscle building is our topic this week on the podcast. Brad is known as "the hypertrophy specialist" and is renowned for his knowledge in the area of muscle building. What's interesting about Brad is his unique combination of scientific knowledge and practical application of hypertrophy training. This is an in-depth interview on the latest science in muscle building and you're guaranteed to learn the "real science," not the "bro-science."
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