Alan Thrall of Untamed Strength asked me who taught me what I know as an athlete and a business owner. I got somewhat off base because I don’t consider myself a business owner in the traditional sense because its not a job. Its a passion so I talked more about what Starting Strongman means to me and why I do it.
Aug 24 15
Article By Ryan Bergren
Cheesecake, a forbidden food for dieters. It’s a fatty sugary and oh so tasty. I like to enjoy my dieting endeavors and sometimes I want to have some cheesecake. If I were to eat a normal slice of cheesecake I would be looking at anywhere from 500-700 calories, or worse.
I don’t enjoy having to eat a slice that babies eat to keep my calories and macros under control. So how can we turn this delectable food into something that is also somewhat nutritious and macro friendly. This means I can consume a larger portion while nailing my daily macros and continuing my fat loss to my goal body fat.
Aug 12 15
The main thing to add is when breathing to hold your breath as long as possible then take short shallow breaths. Breathing with heavy weight crushing your diaphragm is a skill in itself and should be practiced. A good way to do that is to place a heavy sandbag on your chest and practice breathing. Also heavy bearhug sandbag carries are a good exercise
“Blame it on Edison”
Article By Bryan Barrett
If you’re looking to blame someone for your poor night’s sleep, start with Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb. Thanks to Edison, sunset no longer means the turning down of the bed; instead, sleep has taken a backseat to nightlife, and has never regained its former place. Humans need roughly one hour of sleep for every two hours they are awake, and the body innately knows when this ratio becomes out of whack. Each hour of missed sleep one night will result in deeper sleep the next, until the body’s sleep debt is wiped clean (1).
Aug 10 15
Aug 4 15
August 1st Worlds Strongest Man competitor Gerhard van Staden took the crown of Africa’s Strongest Man
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This article is undoubtedly going to be the most controversial thing I’ve ever written, so I’m going to come straight out and say it – all strongman competitors SHOULD be sumo deadlifting.
Now I have gotten your attention (and probably all of your hate), let’s look at my arguments for the sumo deadlift (or variant of), and why you should be performing them. First up, let’s dismantle the arguments I hear time and time again against sumo dealifts.
I have to start out by saying this is a frustrating question but I understand why it is so common, no one wants to embarrass themselves. I had the same question when I started but thankfully I met a great training partner at the start of my Strongman journey in Evan Hansmann who would just tell me to do it. Sign up for a show, train hard and be a little scared you will be thankful you did.
Jul 27 15
By: Andy “Thor” McCord @Strongman_Thor
We live in a world of strength sports where everyone is a “Beast” or “Disciple of Iron”. If you log onto any form of social media, you will see people standing in their air conditioned, well lit commercial gym, taking selfies and making statements that would lead any normal person to believe they intend to wage a full scale assault on the weights in the background. Their shaker cups in hand, and over the ear headphones in place, these are the would be ambassadors of “hardcore fitness”. Many do not even realize there is already a gym so hardcore that it’s namesake shows it. Jakked Hardcore Gym, nestled in the small town of Montgomery, Illinois, is what many would call the top training facility for strength sports in not only Illinois, but the entire Midwest.