Archive | February, 2015

Stronger BUT Fatter?? (SHOCKING.)

I don’t know about you, but in my pursuit of strength (at least now that I’m in my 40s) does not include getting fatter. You? I mean, who wants to be strong and fat? Not exactly something that sells informercials… Or anything for that matter. Yet, it is possible, and when you’re over 40 (heck, […]

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How I GAINED Almost 10 Pounds Of Pure Fat Doing The WRONG Workouts

I want to let you in on a little secret – Being stubborn works in my favor sometimes… Sometimes it doesn’t. In fact, sometimes it blows up in my face leaving me with a near unrecoverable mess. Case in point – January 31, 2005. Best workout in almost a decade and of course I injure […]

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Mistakes I Made Training Biggest Loser Participants…

Ever watch the TV show, “The Biggest Loser?” Just in case you haven’t, it’s a show about a “Fat Farm” – Where seriously overweight and morbidly obese people go to get serious about getting the weight off. Well, “The Biggest Loser” has been coming under a lot of fire lately. And not only for having […]

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The “This Sucks” Challenge

Hey – sorry I’ve been MIA for the last couple of days and not getting out the newsletter like normal. Been swamped here – Was in NC this past weekend for the Original Strength Level 2 workshop. Good times. (Except for the being up 23 hours part and getting home at 3am this morning.) And […]

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Most Important KB Workout Consideration? (Not What You Think)

A couple of years ago I quit drinking coffee. *SHOCK! HORROR! GASP!* I know, why in the wide-wide-world of sports would I ever do such a thing? Quite simply – I was an addict. I was up to a pot-and-a-half a day. It wasn’t necessarily the psychological addiction that was getting me – It was […]

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Feelings V. MEASURABLE Results

I keep a training journal. I hope you do too. The reason is simple. I write down my sets, reps, and the weights I use so I can measure my progress. In fact, last week I was looking at some of my workouts I did almost 10 years ago. Interesting stuff. I can see where […]

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Unbroken?

As you may or may not know, depending on how long we’ve been hanging out on this list, I’m a BIG fan of World War 2 veterans and their stories. Toward the end of last year, I read a great book about an Olympic runner, Louis Zamperini, who ran the fastest ever 1/4 mile at […]

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How Many Ways Can I Say This?

I despise the mainstream fitness industry. Not because of the people in it, but because of all the lies and BS some of those people peddle to get consumers to open their wallets. From commercial gyms like Planet Fitness who disallow deadlfts and feed their members donuts and pizza to late night infomercials with gimmicky […]

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WOMEN: “Is Strong The New Skinny For Women?”

That was the question of a recent CBS News story. Not sure if you saw it or not. So here it is. It makes some VERY interesting points – Especially if you’ve been struggling to lose body fat. Check it out here. Talk soon. Geoff P.S. It’s amazing that the mainstream media is FINALLY picking […]

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Science = Compliance? [Weird]

I don’t know about you, but I’m skeptical by nature. I’m not prone to hype or emotionalism. Not normally. Anyway, last year I stumbled across a scientific study that proves what I’ve been saying for the last 5 years about getting strong – And focusing on strength – for losing fat. The reason I’m showing […]

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