Grip strength is often neglected in mainstream training programs, and I think this is a big mistake. Even if you're not heavily into training, strengthening your grip has many benefits. Click and watch the video below to listen to me discuss the topic in detail, and share some exercise suggestions you can use to develop stronger hands.
I’ve always loved spending time in the wilderness. Maybe it’s because I was raised in the country, where I could shoot rifles and bow and arrows, and the forest was just a few steps from my door. A young boy’s paradise. But when I was eighteen I decided I wanted to do some seriously self-reliant wilderness living.
When I decided to build a forest cabin back in 2009, I knew almost nothing about building. Over the next three years I learned a lot about construction, including how to create attractive, long lasting stone foundations for almost no money. If you’re putting up a building and think you’d like to set it on something more beautiful than cinder blocks or Sonotubes, this blog might just provide the inspiration you need.
Beautiful, durable, ecologically sound siding. That’s what cedar shingles can deliver. But the idea of applying small pieces of wood over an entire building can seem more daunting than it is. The truth is, siding with cedar is easier than you think as long as you tackle the job properly.
When it comes to expertise in any field, it's vital to always retain willingness to learn. Without that, you can't truly consider yourself an expert in any area, since part of being an expert means keeping an open mind, and sin some cases, completely changing your ideas or perspective. I recently had just such an experience surrounding my bench press technique. Watch my video on overhauling my bench press style with my friend Malcolm Noland.
With such a high and growing number of overweight and obese people around, you’d think interest in weight loss would be at an all-time low. In fact, the opposite is true. Despite swelling numbers of swelling people, amounts of diet and exercise books sold, health clubs joined and personal trainers hired have never been higher. So why the disconnect?
Just about everyone picks up a barbell at some point, some only once, others thousands of times. For those who make training a lifestyle, enthusiasm often runs too high. It’s important not to let it get the better of you. This usually leads to setbacks, particularly when you first start lifting. Controlling enthusiasm helps avoid mistakes. Here are 6 mistakes often made by novice lifters.