October 25, 2016Most people bypass adding the hanging leg raise into their training because of the perceived difficulty, but in this article I will teach you usable progressions to work your way toward owning a strict hanging leg raise.
July 19, 2016Let's examine the key details in the setup and execution of the weighted tactical pull-up. Perhaps these tips can help you have a better experience at the Beast Tamer or Iron Maiden Challenge.
June 28, 2016Before we can achieve a heavy weighted pull-up like that required for the Iron Maiden or Beast Tamer, we need to be able to do one perfect pull-up—and that’s what I’m going to teach you today.
April 26, 2016Training bodyweight exercise will help you demolish your previous strength records in your barbell and kettlebell practice and replace them with all new levels of iron domination.
January 19, 2016Proper bodyweight training doesn’t require equipment. But it does require an expert approach. Let's start by using holds to prepare ourselves for good movement.
September 6, 2016Here are some highly effective progressions for those of you working toward your first pull-up. But do not skip this article because you CAN do pull-ups. These same progressions can strengthen and even advance your current performance.
July 12, 2016The sad truth is most of us are lost without our kettlebells or barbells. But you will never be without your body weight—and that means your strength doesn’t ever have to get lost.
April 27, 2016This April 2016 TSC included nearly 1,200 participants—the most in history. Here are the highest scores in each of the eight categories.
March 15, 2016If you’re an older woman, you can still get strong. And one of the best ways to both demonstrate and build your strength is by training to do your first pull-up.
December 8, 2015I recently trusted my Beast Tamer training to Pavel. The experience gave me renewed insight into what it feels like to be coached – and how to be coachable.