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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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Never Get Out of Shape

Never Get Out of Shape

Many years ago while at EFS, someone asked me, "What's the best way to get lean?" (or something similar). To this day I stand by my answer, "Never get fat in the first place." While I did follow that up with some very basic advice there is still a lot of truth to it. I see it every day I coach young kids. The kids who grow up with poor diet/exercise habits are in a constant stage of trying to dig themselves out of a hole that is damn near impossible to get out of. And it can consume them for the rest of their lives.
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Training Questions Regarding Young Athletes

Training Questions Regarding Young Athletes

I'm amazed at how many people train kids like they are Olympic level athletes who need some advanced programming/training.  It is also equally obnoxious to train them like they are elderly or made of glass, having entire workouts of pre-hab, rehab and balance work.  If you are an athlete who hasn't mastered basic calisthenics, running and bodyweight movements, you better build your base before you try to touch the clouds.  No base = no foundation.  And a proper foundation isn't built on a Bosu.
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Everything is Weak!

Everything is Weak!

And the things that are stronger than other things on your body? Well, these are what made you strong in the first place - make them even stronger than ever. In other words, dance with the girl you brought.
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