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Iron Radio Podcast

Iron Radio Podcast

I recently did an Iron Radio podcast with Phil Stevens. It is an hour long and talks about training, coaching, fatherhood and leadership.  While you are listening please take some time to enjoy this rare photograph of me running.
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Advanced Athletes are not Advanced Lifters

Advanced Athletes are not Advanced Lifters

More than that, you have sport coaches who demand weird "character building" training for a month or more. This is code for "doing a whole bunch of stupid conditioning under the guise of making the players mentally tougher."  Basically this is what happens when sport coaches get together and watch too many Navy SEALS videos on the internet.
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Dal Gains, Wichita, Kansas, Fire Station 5

Carry Your Own Weight

Question: I'm a firefighter and would like to know when I should focus on losing body fat or concentrate on getting stronger.
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20 Helpful Tips For The Squat

20 Helpful Tips For The Squat

We've heard the refrain a thousand times before that the squat is the "King of All Exercises". This gets redundant after a while.  There are a myriad of reasons why it's stayed on top for so long, the main one...

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Realities of Training High School Athletes

Realities of Training High School Athletes

Understand that there are many different ways to train an athlete; there are many different coaches that use varying training programs to train their athletes. Not acknowledging this violates Jim Wendler's Coaching Rule #1
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Same Goal, Different Road

Same Goal, Different Road


Athletes from The Past talk brazenly about their conditioning and workouts; all done supposedly to get them in great shape and turn them into stronger players (physically and mentally). There seems to be a premium on Mental Toughness amongst people from The Past.
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The Training Taco

The Training Taco

With such simple and readily available ingredients, you'd think it would be impossible to get a bad taco. Well, won't you be surprised to learn there is a huge amount of bad tacos being made and consumed at THIS VERY MOMENT.
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Anti-Concussion Protocol

Anti-Concussion Protocol

Concussions have become Public Enemy #1 the last few years. The pendulum has swung all the way to other side; years ago, concussions were just part of the game of football. Now, a gentle breeze through your hair requires a trip to the emergency room and a pacifier.  However, when it comes to the health of your noggin, you cannot be too careful.
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Trap Bar

Trap Bar

You can't argue the benefits of picking up something heavy off the ground whether it it be a Trap Bar or straight bar, so who am I to say it's not good?  Also, if someone performs a Trap Bar Deadlift with 800lbs are they not strong?
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Answering the Impossible Question

Answering the Impossible Question

And that's fine - many champions have been built without using a barbell. But as anyone who has an IQ over 4 knows physical training/GPP has a bigger effect on the less than talented (you literally have to be a thick-tongued drooler to not know this).
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