My back was going into spasms on the craziest things: doing dishes, warm ups with DB side raises, bent over row with a light barbell. It felt like a shot of lightning was hitting me in the back. I spoke to some "experts" and they all insisted I was having disc issues. I got tired of hearing how the world was going to end with my "bad back" and decided to go back to something I did in 1996 after my first knee surgery. What is that very thing? Listening to my OWN body & figuring it out on … [Read more...]
Kettlebell & Bodyweight Hybrid Course
"Get Stronger, Leaner & Mentally Tougher With The Hybrid Kettlebell & Bodyweight Course" Here's What You'll Get Inside The Hybrid Kettlebell & Bodyweight Course: 8 Weeks of Hybrid Kettlebell & Workouts To Develop Strength, Increase Lean Muscle Mass & Improve Your Mental Toughness Simple & Effective Program Design Tips so You Can Maximize Your Results From This Program Eliminate the Stress & Confusion That Comes With Trying To Create Your Own … [Read more...]
Iron Roots Ep. 8 – Göerner the Mighty
Iron Roots Podcast ep. 8. In this episode, I talk about a BEAST of a man, Hermann Goerner. The Mighty Goerner was known for his tremendous feats of strength such as wrestling an elephant and Deadlifting almost 800 lbs with a hook grip. Take a step back in time and learn from 1 of the most impressive circus strongmen to ever walk the earth! … [Read more...]
Minimalist Strength & Power Workouts [30 Minutes or Less] For MAX Gains In Strength
The Garage Gym Warrior by Travis Stoetzel Finding yourself short on time when it comes to getting in a solid training session? As a husband, new dad, and owner of multiple businesses, I can tell you all about it first hand. With time being so precious, it can be tough to find a good hour or so to set aside to devote to hitting up an intense training session, but it's all about making it a PRIORITY. Everyone is “busy” but it’s the hard charging warriors that actually MAKE the time … [Read more...]
Inside The Underground Strength Gym | Training Like a Wrestler, Even If You Don’t Wrestle!
"When you finally decide how successful you really want to be, you’ve got to set priorities. Then, each and every day, you’ve got to take care of the top ones. The lower ones may fall behind, but you can’t let the top ones slip. You don’t forget about the lower ones though because they can add up to hurt you. Just take care of the top ones first. In 25 years as a head coach and assistant, I think I might have missed one practice. Why? Because practice is my top priority. A day doesn’t go by … [Read more...]
Power to The People
MANY years ago Pavel wrote a book called Power to The People, aka P2P. You can find details about it HERE. The book was simply based on optimal training, minimal volume and frequent practice of basics such as deadlifts, military presses and a few other key exercises. The more I grow in the iron game the more I realize that the name of the game is ALL about optimal workouts, NOT maximal. Certainly, when I was younger, I couldn't tame my mind to change..... I HAD to go in and KILL myself … [Read more...]
I remember a few years back, training 2 wrestlers, 2 of our strongest wrestlers pound for pound. They had to wrestle against one another and when I asked how it went, one of them told me that he had the most unusual strength he ever experienced. A grip that stopped him dead in his tracks and along with power and conditioning that would be the envy of ALL wrestlers. That "unusual" strength came from our unique bodyweight exercises, kettlebell and odd object lifts. My training is becoming more of … [Read more...]
3 Ways to Develop Speed & Explosive POWER
Wanna be explosive, athletic, agile, mobile and hostile? Step 1: Get STRONG as Hell. Strength is your foundation, you hear this all the time, and I would say this is almost entirely true. I have seen lots of guys, strong as hell, but also have little speed. So what gives? Power is a blend of strength and athleticism. It's the OPTIMAL blend, because nothing is perfect and everything is flawed, you are trying to get the best balance possible. Only chasing greater strength will not help you reach … [Read more...]
Are You a Man with NO Excuses?
There are TOO many excuse makers out there. Age tends to get the blame most often, or is it time that gets the blame? Check this video below of Laird Hamilton and then read on with me.... Laird Hamilton has not allowed age to limit him, and since following him as a kid, I have noticed that he has only become stronger and better at everything he does. NO Excuses. 35 is around the corner for me, and I have changed things up to keep me "under the bar" where as most men I run into make excuses … [Read more...]