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Getting Huge While Moving Well

I just saw a comment on one of my daily YouTube videos that shook me.

It’s not that it was particularly scary or outrageous… it just reminded me so much of me.

How do you get huge while nursing your body? Is it even possible?

How do you treat that nagging shoulder/elbow/hip/back/etc but still have fun in the gym?

How do you sweat and make your muscles burn when you feel indefinitely injured?

This post is probably the most existential topic I’ve ever covered. It addresses the questions I’ve been pondering the most for the last decade.

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Your Weekly Schedule for Building Strength of All Types

Quick Definitions

Types of Strength

Absolute strength is how much you can do. Period.

Relative strength is how much you can do… relative to your body weight. This type of strength is the most “functional” because it doesn’t come with the high cost of heavy bodyweight. This is what most normal people are looking for.

Barbell strength is generally measured by how much weight you can lift with a barbell. This is what most powerlifters are after: big squats, bench presses, and deadlifts.

Bodyweight strength is taxed by decreasing your joint leverage. If I want to move the most weight on a barbell, I want my joints to be in optimal alignment. If I want to do crazy bodyweight stuff, “optimal alignment” means something totally different. There is usually a strong mobility / flexibility component to this as well. High bodyweight strength is highly impressive.

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Measuring Your Progress

Getting frustrated with your progress — or lack thereof?

Maybe you’re right and you need to consider a new plan. That’s okay! But you have to know what you’ve been doing. And today I’ll help you set some goals (though you should talk to your coach and come up with a plan together).

Maybe, however, you actually HAVE made progress, but you just can’t see it. Let me help you take a step back and evaluate.

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“Einstein” of Physical Therapy Completely Reboots His Bionic Body and Mind

He’s the perfect blend of intellect and creativity, a true modern-day Einstein…

Working all day, reading two extra hours (at least) every night, eating an anti-inflammatory diet, and working out every day… while still finding time to have fun with his wife and friends. Everyone wonders how does he do it?

He’s unparalleled. And that’s why he’s so well-respected.

And after losing almost 40lbs, he’s ready to share his method — rooted in science — to help you become the person we all strive to be.

After realizing he wasn’t practicing what he was preaching, Bill Hartman, PT, decided to make a new system for total body and mind health — a path to clarity (without all the foo foo B.S.).

I remember him telling me about his diet: “I was just sloppy.”

Health tips and facts, though true, simply aren’t enough for most people. Everyone knows they SHOULD eat more vegetables, but how is that possible with a busy work schedule, ambitious goals, and a need for social connection?

To make health change, we need rules and structure…

That’s why the ALL GAIN, NO PAIN system was born. Principles — commandments, even — to minimize your pains and maximize your gains.

Having worked with him for almost a decade, I have no shame telling you Bill is a present day Einstein (except Albert didn’t have two fake hips and a rotator cuff tear). Also, he’d kill me if he knew I was calling him this… on the internet, no less. Shhhh this can be our little secret.

The ALL GAIN, NO PAIN system is about:

  • Losing the excess fat you don’t even know you have (in addition to the fat you are painfully aware of)
  • Maintaining (and even building) your physical strength in spite of your aging body
  • Optimizing sleep to always feel energized and ready to go, whether that be for work, play, or bedroom activities (like, you know, hanging a picture frame)
  • Reducing inflammation to make your knees, back, and other joints feel 30 years younger
  • Finding your routine to organize your life (and mind) for clear thought
  • Spending your precious remaining life hours on important things to leave your legacy and impact the world

If you’re ready to take back control of your life… lose the weight… exterminate the pain… be maximally productive…

Just adopt the ALL GAIN NO PAIN system. It’s already proven! Don’t waste your time and energy reinventing the wheel; spend it making yourself better.

ALL GAIN, NO PAIN is available now on Amazon as a Kindle book for only $4.99. Read it on your Kindle, phone (with the Kindle app), computer, or even iPad starting immediately.

I read this book in a single sitting.

Conditioning Doesn’t Have to Burn: How a Meathead Used Cardio to Get Stronger

Working out is about finding a balance. Train too hard and you break down, but don’t train hard enough and you won’t get anywhere.

Those who tend to train too hard are people I call “fitness junkies”. They usually enjoy Crossfit, screaming, and a burning sensation in their muscles.

Let’s talk about why you need some easy days if you really want to get strong.
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