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15 Ideas on WALRUS Training

15 Ideas on WALRUS Training

I jokingly call this WALRUS training because it is the fat, gross cousin of the Navy SEAL.  This is for the Suburban Commando; able to mow any lawn, shovel any driveway or clean out any amount of gutters.  Obviously, this is very tongue in cheek.  If you can rip off 200 squats, 100 push-ups and 50 chin-up/pull-ups with an 80lbs vest in 30 minutes, you are going to be in pretty good shape (and strong) for just about anything.
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Social Media Blackout - updated

Social Media Blackout - updated

This past week we have seen both the Facebook pages and Instagram page be shut down; we don't know the actual why as the "reasons" have been numerous/random and make no sense.  Our posts have been demonetized regularly the past two years, products have been removed from the Facebook store because they included words like "freedom" and descriptions contained concepts of individual strength and a disapproval of the victim-hood mentality.  We also previously received "strikes" for using the terms "responsibility" and "body weight" too close together.  Never mind that I write strength training articles that include body weight exercises but according to them, this is offensive speech.
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Why Dips are Awesome

Why Dips are Awesome

A few years ago, Vincent Dizenzo and I were talking about training and he stated that if he had to choose one main pressing movement for training, it would be the dip. At the time we had this conversation, I was unable to perform dips due to shoulder issues. So I immediately became jealous. But I also saw the truth in his statement.
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How to Get Athletes to Buy In

How to Get Athletes to Buy In

Short answer: Have something that is worth selling. After the “nuts and bolts” of training, the “buy in” question is the next most often asked by coaches. It’s a logical question and for many programs, it’s going to be a...

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When You are the "Other" Strength Coach

When You are the "Other" Strength Coach

It is always difficult when you are getting the athlete's "leftovers".  You can end up battling the other coaches program which can also become a battle of coaching egos.  While it's great that there are two coaches who want the athlete to succeed, the athlete can end up hurt, tired and ultimately unprepared.
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In-Season Training, CoronaBro Edition

In-Season Training, CoronaBro Edition

However you decide to train in the in-season, each training day has to help your athletes reach the goal of playing like savages on Friday night.  If it doesn't, dump it.  Busy work makes winners into tired losers.  Trust me as there is an entire generation of Busy Bee's who thought they had all the answers.
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Being Too Strong

Being Too Strong

And instead of building a general base of strength using basic methods, they adopt ineffective and often times dangerous training methods that their weak athletes are wholly unprepared for.
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The Action Plan

The Action Plan

Focus ONLY on the actions that will lead you there.  I have said many times that a man of action keeps his head down and focuses only on the next step/task at hand. Do NOT look up and try to look beyond the horizon. This is when you stumble and lose sight of what needs to be done today.
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Home Gym Tour

Home Gym Tour

There are a lot of little odds and ends not listed on here (collars, chalk, etc.) but this list is the meat and potatoes of my home gym.  I know that a lot of people are thinking about setting up their home gyms, especially at this point in time. My two pieces of advice are:
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My Conditioning by Era

My Conditioning by Era

Not training for a specific sport allows a lot of freedom and is insanely easy to do. But like training for a sport, consistency and discipline are key to getting the job done.  Like I tell my athletes, "Strong legs, strong lungs!"
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