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5 Reasons Why Real Men Train for Strength

Being strong is about far more than heavy bench pressing. And although it’s nice to be able to deadlift 4 plates for multiple repetitions, it’s much nicer go to bed at night knowing that you’re able to protect your family. (Read This: The Code of Manhood) That’s why it’s odd to me when guys ask […]

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BODYWEIGHT TRAINING FOR MAXIMAL STRENGTH

Training Calisthenics For  Strength The best way to train for strength involves low rep sets with high resistance. Hitting around 2-6 tough reps per set causes the highest strength gains. If you do a bodyweight squat right now, you’ll quickly realize that those won’t cut it for strength work, since 6 reps doesn’t even feel […]

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TRAIN LIKE A MAN, NOT A BODYBUILDER

Just because someone is big and jacked doesn’t mean they’re in good shape. Furthermore, having more muscles doesn’t necessarily mean you’re strong or make you more effective in a fight. In fact, if you train like a bodybuilder, chances are you’re less healthy than the health-conscious dad who doesn’t lift weights; and probably slower too. […]

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20 Minute Bodyweight Workout for Size and Strength

When most people think of bodyweight training, they think of fat loss and conditioning. Fair enough – for the first decade or so of my training career, that’s how I thought of bodyweight exercise too. In my college and pro football days, we focused primarily on the big barbell lifts – squats, bench presses, power […]

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5 BEYOND FAILURE SETS FOR BIG GAINS WITH SMALL LIFTS

Face it, you’ll probably never single-arm curl a 75 pound dumbbell with strict form for 4 sets of 12. (Read This: 5 Reasons Real Men Train for Strength) Lucky for you, though, you won’t need to. Look, believing that you’re “not progressing” with your biceps curls because your bench has gone up 10 pounds in […]

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THE LIFE OF QUIET DESPERATION

Thoreau said, Most men lead a life of quiet desperation. I remember when I was there. I was waking up every morning, eating horrible foods, working away at a job that I knew I had no future in. I was wandering, lost, not in any way living a story worth reading. Average is the enemy […]

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HE ISN’T BEING BAD, HE’S BEING A LION

I’m working my way through Tim Grover’s, Relentless, right now. Tim is Michael Jordan’s strength coach, and Kobe Bryant’s. He’s spent a lot of time around guys who are killers, winners on another level, they’re beyond competitive. It’s a great book, one that dives into the darkness of victory, the instinct of it. Instinct is […]

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4 CHARACTERISTICS A MAN NEEDS TO LEARN ON HIS WAY TO MASTERY

In 1911, three men set out on the adventure of a lifetime. They wanted to trek the unknown territory of Antarctica and link it with other known portions of the desolate continent. The three men were ages 33, 30, and 29 respectively. They were ambitious, strong, courageous, and unwaveringly committed in their endeavor, so much […]

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MAN UP! PODCAST: MAKE MEN STRONG

You don’t make society safe by making men weak. They’ll stab you in the back. You make them strong. And you make them disciplined. We see weakness in male feminists. We see their cunning ways. The only way they can have relationships with women is if they act like women. They’re deceitful. They’re weak. They’re […]