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Q/A - Weight Vest and Bodyweight Training

Q/A - Weight Vest and Bodyweight Training

I’ve been doing 5/3/1 for many years and understand the principles. I want to start WaLRUS style, body weight training, but am not capable of using a weighted vest because I am not strong enough at this point. In your opinion, would you agree this is a good starting point:

  • 0.5 mile Air Dyne
  • 15 squats
  • 10 push-ups
  • 3 pull-ups/ chins

Each movement is done 5 times and performed as a circuit.

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Preparedness of Youth Athletes - Video

Preparedness of Youth Athletes - Video

This video is from the EliteFTS sport seminar in 2018.  Not much has changed in regards to the information contained in this video.  In fact, while there has been progress in strength and conditioning in the past 30 years, a lot of things have stayed true.  You should always keep an open mind that has a wonderfully tight filter.  Don't let the turds float in with the gold.
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Krypteia - 2 Days/Week

Krypteia - 2 Days/Week

You can be as creative or as boring as you want/need to be. The key is awesome bar speed on the main lift and total control/build muscle on the assistance lift.
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Why 5/3/1 Athlete Knee Sleeves?

Why 5/3/1 Athlete Knee Sleeves?

My knees are fine - which is remarkable considering all the stupid things I've done in my life.  However, if I attempt to do any kind of lower body workout sans knee sleeves, my knees are sore for days.  With these knee sleeves, my knees feel great and I have no issues.
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5/3/1

Weight Vest Training - Better Than Average

For those of you that KNOW that it's time for a change and are ready for it mentally/physically - stop messing around and start doing what YOU need to do. Here are few things I've done to help me:
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You Can Never Be Wrong Kicking Butt

You Can Never Be Wrong Kicking Butt

"You can never be wrong if you are kicking ass." In regards to my training, this was my answer to the question, "What are you going to do next?" The following may not be right for everyone and it is...

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Dick Tomey - Legacy of Coaching

Dick Tomey - Legacy of Coaching

It’s been over 20 years since I had last played football. The first 15 of these years flew by; life moved forward fast and I never really had a chance to look back and appreciate that time of my life. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized how lucky I was to have Dick Tomey as a head coach.
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5/3/1 and High School Powerlifting

5/3/1 and High School Powerlifting

We have had a powerlifting team for 8 years.  We started using 5/3/1 and the kids started showing a ton of improvement. We just got back from USAPL High School Nationals in Denver this weekend. 
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Mark Bell's Power Project Podcast 2021

Mark Bell's Power Project Podcast 2021

In this episode of Mark Bell's Power Podcast, there's tons of info on coaching athletes and training kids - and lots of stuff about mindset. If you want Done-For-You obvious training information it won't be your favorite episode but there is always applicable information for different goals when you apply concepts.
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9 Years of 5/3/1

9 Years of 5/3/1

Pick a template and follow it to its entirety. Learn and observe what did and did not work - understand what went south and how to make it go north.
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New Podcast - Primalosophy

New Podcast - Primalosophy

I recently did a podcast with Nick Holderbaum - we discussed training, self-worth, Bruce Lee and everything in between.  The episode is about an hour long; so if you are doing a weight vest walk, driving to/from work or just want to bask in the glory of my voice, give it a listen.
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Never Be Out of Shape - Firefigher/Reader Edition

Never Be Out of Shape - Firefigher/Reader Edition

Attached is my plan of attack. I’m a full time firefighter, a Dad and I dabble in strongman. With my work schedule, 24 on 48 off, it can be difficult to find a solid schedule that works. After years of bouncing around trying to find a good fit, I finally sat down and laid out my goals.

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