Mentors (and Why You Need One) by Mike Parrott

Mentors (and Why You Need One) Mentors are critical components of tangible growth for training and exercise.  It doesn’t matter if you do Bodybuilding, Physique, Strongman, CrossFit, Powerlifting, or “max interval training” right in your own living room.  Many of us workout at home because our time may be limited or the freedom and flexibility of achieving […]

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Garage Gym Party of 1 with Robin Savala

Garage Gym Party of 1 is part of Robin Savala’s Instagram handle because this busy wife and mother is consistently getting it done by herself at an hour when most are just turning over in bed! Read on to find out more about her high energy routines and how she stayed on track over the […]

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Powerlifting Champion Kimberly Walford Takes Us Off The Grid

Who Is Kimberly Walford? York Barbell Hall of Famer, Steve Goggins, calls her “courageous”. Maliek Derstine, who has the third highest squat and the highest bench of any 198lb class lifter in the world, calls her “awesome”. Drug free lifter Perry Ellis Jr. who has the #2 ranked squat in the world, says she’s “Tenacious”. High praise from […]

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Pole Fitness with Katja Mäkynen

Katja Mäkynen is a mother and aspiring personal trainer who specializes in the little known sport of pole fitness.  As soon as most people hear pole sport, they think of adult oriented entertainment but in reality, pole sport dates back to Indian wrestlers and Chinese male athletes.  I discovered Katja Makynen after discovering her while searching the […]

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James Fuller: Old School Lifting For Health

Old School Lifting Old school lifting has been in James Fuller’s life for over thirty years. He is truly a strength athlete with no limitations on his mind or body. James competes regularly in All Around Weightlifting a sport that seeks to honor the pre-World War Two era exploits of strongmen like Hermann Goerner and Eugene […]

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The Unconventional Bud Jeffries

Who is Bud Jeffries? Bud Jeffries is one of the most accomplished, yet controversial figures in strength sports today. As a performing strongman, he’s got to be ready to go any time he’s called on. Beyond that, Bud proudly lives what he calls the unconventional life, refusing to limit himself to anyone else’s idea of […]

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Time To Rebel Against Black Friday

What Is Black Friday For those of you outside the U.S. (or anyone just emerging from a 20 year coma) Black Friday is the annual attempt by big box retailers to turn a holiday intended to celebrate all we should be thankful for, into a mad dash of pissed off soccer moms and suburbanites elbowing […]

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My Panel of Experts

I train at home so having a panel of experts as mentors may not make sense at first. I mean it kind of is a solitary pursuit. We pick our own program, we set up the exercise area to fit our needs. We choose the music etc.  That’s a big part of the allure.  But it’s easy to […]

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Truck Stop Workouts with Damir Sarcev

Truck stop workouts are turning Damir Sarcevic into an Instagram legend! He’s only got 358 Instagram followers as I write this but he’s definitely someone who deserves more of the spotlight! Like I said when I used him for Weekly Motivation last week, @dmkdacho is a truck driver who’s decided to not let that turn him into a […]

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D.I.Y. Plate Weight Rack (base)

D.I.Y. plate weight rack? D.I.Y. plate weight rack? What in the world is that? Gather round it’s DIY time again kids! To make space in the gym I needed to build some plate weight racks. I have a weight tree, but the footprint of it is rather large and it takes up a lot of space so by building smaller […]

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