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What does ‘in shape’ look like for you?

» by October 24th, 2009 at 9:09 pm » Comments (15)

Many of us here are pure-hearted strength fanatics who would carry on training even if all the mirrors in the world were broken (how many years bad luck would that make?). That said, we might also harbour a notion of a corporeal geometry, a desired shape or look that bespeaks the things we want to […]



Strong is beautiful

» by October 14th, 2009 at 3:34 pm » Comments (24)

An essay on strength training as if people mattered. I love strength training. You know it, but I’ll say it anyway, I bloody love it. It’s one of the most happy, positive things in my life. I like knowing I’m strong and I’m only getting stronger. Why the sudden strength affirmation? Well a number of things […]



Review: A Philosophy of Strength Training from Dan John

» by October 5th, 2009 at 12:33 pm » Comments (8)

Is watching a Dan John lecture on DVD the best fun you can have on your own? In my world, it probably is. I spent a delightful Saturday night in the company of the Yoda of strength training, listening to him give away a lifetime of wisdom with humour, clarity and purpose. Dan John is […]



Review: Everything’s Over My Head from Dan John

» by October 5th, 2009 at 12:10 pm » Comments (5)

This 3-part DVD from strength coach, thrower and all-round good guy Dan John combines three films that he’s made some time in the (looks like) dim and distant past before Windows Movie Maker. For me this is like watching old Bones Brigade movies. You can giggle at the low budget, dated production values for about […]



Assistance exercises

» by October 3rd, 2009 at 1:50 am » Comments (17)

If you are doing squats, deadlifts, cleans and so on you are already way ahead of the game. But perhaps your progress has stalled or you are not satisfied just doing the basics. Maybe you have become aware of some of your weak areas but don’t know how to starting improving them. If so, you […]