Top Supplements for Strength
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As a Nutrition Coach and Strongman competitor, I’m constantly being asked about the best supplements for increasing strength. Before delving into such a topic, it’s important to understand the reality of investing in supplements: Supplements do not make you stronger, … Read More

Strongman Nutrition: How To Eat For Strength
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When I began competing in Strongman at the age of 24, I was eating everything in sight without any real idea of how to eat for strength. My diet consisted of frozen foods, lots of pork, and whatever I could … Read More

Running in Circles: Caffeine and Performance
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When I put out content like I did a few months ago, I often receive hate mail from people who assume that I’m strongly against things like caffeine. Given that I love coffee and drink it most mornings, this idea … Read More

Gym Newbie: Your Beginner Weight Training Template
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Are you new to lifting weights? Not sure where to start? Hesitant to try that new Get Ripped! template in the latest Muscle & Fitness magazine? Fitness can be intimidating and confusing, so I wanted to simplify things and present … Read More

HER Body™ Podcast #18 with Dain Wallis | Longevity for Health and Sport – Body IO ®
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What type of preparation is needed for competitive sports? How can you sustain your health for sports and life? In today’s HER Body™ episode, AJ and Alex chat with fellow Body IO® coach, Dain Wallis, about the training and preparation … Read More

Lifting 411: How To Pick Your Working Weight
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  One of the biggest apprehensions people have about lifting weights is how to determine the proper working weight. Many trainers will throw workout templates at people (Just do 5×5!… huh?) but when do warm-up sets stop and working sets … Read More

How To Become A Commercial-Gym Strongman
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When I fell in love with the sport of strongman, I had a conundrum on my hands: How was I going to train for this sport without access to the right equipment?That was roughly a decade ago, and to this … Read More

Complete Guide To Competitive Strongman
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When I was a 21-year-old, 175-pound kid relatively new to the world of lifting weights, some friends introduced me to the underground sport known as strongman.I was intrigued, but I never imagined myself being able to flip tractor tires or … Read More

Is Lifting Weights Safe?
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Weightlifting is dangerous. Deadlifts are back for your back. Squats are bad for your knees. Have you ever heard these words? If you have, you’ve heard lies. Let me counter with the truth:Weightlifting is extremely healthy. Stupidity is bad for … Read More

The Truth About Overtraining
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The other day at the gym I was resting between sets and overhead a guy tell his trainer that he thought he was overtrained. He’d read an article on the subject and said that he was displaying most of the … Read More

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