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Focus & Concentration Are Keys To Your Training Success!!!!!!

Why do this? Well for one if you want superior results you got to concentrate on what you want and focus on the task at hand. Its not everyday in this age where you see a whole lot of people staying focused on their training......I see this a lot and I fell into this a few times and I regret it and that's when you go to he gym, you will find that almost 95% of the people there don't even put effort and focus on their training and that's just plain sad.....I've seen guys talk to people and they say they want to get in shape and do this and do that and I'm thinking "How about shut the hell up and do what you keep saying you're going top do." When I went all I wanted to do was get strong and lift hard. I worked with a few guys and they helped my focus a lot but at the other end of the spectrum I see others on treadmills watching TV and having a fan blow in their face as if they're afraid to sweat. Get over it the sweat helps burn off the calories and…

Is there The Best Course Of All-time??????

People ask this question quite often and before I reveal the answer lets take a little insight to whats good and what isn't:

There are courses out there on everything fitness from Bodybuilding, Feats Of Strength, Body-weight Exercise, Yoga, Tai Chi, QiGong, Power-lifting and many more. We all have certain interests and ideas of what makes us fit and where could we get the best information. Almost everything has been done so there isn't anything new under the sun. We also have different body structures so certain things work for us and some don't. We can't all have the same body so why should we do certain things many others do. Some of us are genetically gifted others are not so since they can't do one thing there's always another. There's an old saying "One door closes, another opens" so if we don't have the ability to train a certain way another door could be opened for new and surprising opportunities. There are also things that just flat ou…

Jack Lalanne....Fitness Pioneer & Living Legend

They call him the "Godfather" of Fitness and they call him a legend. I believe that not only the 2 are true but they even go beyond the great wisdom of the man. He is one of my greatest influences and inspirations to be fit and be happy with myself. The story of this great man has more words then I could ever write. I'll do my best to put it in my view of this powerful infuence to millions of his students:

At a young age little Jackie was like a lot of the young boys of the early 20th century, sickly, ate a lot of junk food and had short fuses. He was hooked on ice cream and the such and didn't exercise and just didn't put in the effort to give himself the change. At age 15 his mother took him to see one of the biggest names of the fitness industry and that was the late legendary Paul Bragg and he talked about nutrition, daily exercise and a clean living and that changed Jack Lalanne forever. At the height of the great depression that destroyed people's financ…

Handbalancing & Could You Use It For Training????

In the Golden Age of Physical Culture where exercise and nutrition were at its dominance and Strongmen ruled the world all over there were a great deal of those men and women who were exceptional hand balancers ranging from Sandow to weightlifting legend Doug Hepburn. This was another source of training for them as it gave them not only upper body strength but a powerful kinesthetic awareness.

 They had learned from acrobats in the circus and wanted to imitate them, some did and others wanted another form of strength. Today rarely do you ever see strongmen and other experts in fitness doing this form of training. These days the only way to see true hand balancing and awe dropping feats is from its show-business orgins now known as Cirque Du Soleil where the world best acrobats/gymnasts perform. Its just awesome seeing someone hold themselves up o they're hands and on objects, but imagine doing something not as far fetched as this but can do it yourself. Wouldn't that be aweso…

My experience W/ the Push-up Power T's

These 2 little peices of equipment have made a huge difference in my strength training. These were a gift from my good friend and brother of physical culture John Peterson and believe me what he told me about them I didn't believe it until I tried them out. Got them and the moment I tried my first rep it was disasterous to say the least and here i'am a guy who can do 12 pull-ups at a bodyweight of 220 pounds, can knock off 200-250 push-ups within a day and hold out a sledgehammer until it touched my face and back and yet I fell on my face trying to do a push-up with 2 crazy looking T handles. It wasn't easy getting in the right position and struggle to keep balance. I trained at him hard and learned to channel my mind/muscle connection and low and behold I did 5 reps with the best form possible. Now you must understand that if you have an idea of what isometrics is then you know how difficult they are, now lets add movement to it. You have to contract every single muscle …