Archive | July, 2014

Q & A: Does My Stance On The Press Matter After I Clean It?

A few great questions today from readers that may answer some questions you have. First up, from my buddy Matt in NC: “Geoff, I just watched the first Strong dvd again and I have a quick question regarding the C&P that I didn’t notice the first time I watched it. When you performed the press, […]

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How Many Sets, Reps, And Exercises For A Good Workout?

I make no secret about it – I like love food. Fortunately for me, my wife is a great cook and always feeds us a great meal. Funny thing is, it’s always relatively simple. There aren’t a lot of courses and not a lot of pieces to the main course. A typical meal might look […]

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Einstein’s Forgotten KB Workouts

Did you know that the arguably the world’s greatest thinker – Albert Einstein, had a lot to say about KB workouts? Yeah, I didn’t either. Truth be told, I don’t know if Einstein ever used KBs, but if he did, he’d have used them because they are simple to use, and programs could be kept […]

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What’s Better – Push Press Or Press? (It’s Kinda Like Choosing The Right Steak…)

I like steak – a lot. I think the two best cuts for my money are the NY Strip and the Ribeye. Now the strip is juicy with not a lot of fat on it – just a strip down the side whereas the ribeye tastes almost the same – perhaps a little juicier due […]

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Your Burgers, Brats, And Beer Workout (4th Of July Fireworks Not Included)

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! The day we celebrate our Declaration of Independence from a tyrannical government who taxed us too much without fair representation. And if you’re anything like me, there’s a very good chance that you are going to be not only celebrating with some fireworks and sparklers tonight, but there’s […]

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Pull Ups: 0 To 4 With NO Pull Up Practice (Here’s How – Using Only KBs)

The other day I wrote in the newsletter about “free” strength – The kind you get from doing particular KB exercises, which makes your whole body strong without having to do specialty exercises. The biggest-bang-for-your-buck KB exercise – and stop me if you’ve heard this before – is without a doubt the Clean + Press. […]

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OUCH!

“CRACK!” Sounded like a tree-branch snapping. Not. Good. Fully ruptured right achilles tendon. Not mine, thankfullly. One of my good friend’s. The unfortunate news was that he was working out. Box jumps. I can tell you how many times I’ve prescribed box jumps for my clients in the last 20 years. Thrice. (That doesn’t include […]

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“Free” Strength Gains

When I was a young lad in my early 20s, I was still under the mistaken impression that to get strong you had to train specifically. In other words, if you wanted to get a stronger bench press, (which every 20-something-year-old who lifts weights is concerned about) you had to bench… A lot. I remember […]

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