Q&D for Senior Citizens

At 76, I’ve noticed that people my age come in two groups: those who let their vitality slip away without contest, and those who fight to remain strong and active. Growing old well takes courage and a sense of humor. Old folks are cranky because they’re usually in pain, and it’s easy for some to fall […]

The 37-Second Knockout: Building a Boxer’s Ferocious Comeback

The creative and research-driven programming by Pavel Tsatsouline and Fabio Zonin that prepared me for a boxing comeback—even while protecting a broken thumb.

The Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight-Only Strength Program

The 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.

Calisthenics for Iron Domination: From Bodyweight to Heavy Weight

Training 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.

An Expert Approach to Mastering Bodyweight Training

Proper 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.

Plans for Building Powerful Pushups

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article, Strength in Numbers, about my journey towards a set of 100 pushups. I used ’grease the groove’ (GTG) sets regularly throughout my day to achieve a high daily volume. With Pavel’s advice, I added cycles of explosive pushups using Strong Endurance™ principles. I became a sort […]

Strength in Numbers: A Case for Push-up Endurance Training

I have learned how to maintain absolute strength without having to pursue it on a regular basis. This could be a way to keep us healthy, strong, and continuing to make progress without the risk of downtime from injury.

Unlocking the One-arm Push-up

Mastering the fundamentals and looking back to them for guidance is something I learned from Pavel. I'm going to share with you how this inspired my own aha moment regarding the one-arm push-up.

One Good Rep: How to Perform the Perfect Push-up

Done correctly, the push-up will give you great strength gains and can be done anywhere at any time. But first, we need to make sure you can do one great repetition.

How to Build Your Slow Fibers, Part II

I present you with a plan that will increase your pressing strength and endurance by building up slow muscle fibers in your triceps.