Dwelling In The Gray

Dwelling in the gray I’m a gym rat. A garage gym rat in fact, with all due respect to Mike “Bird” Parrott.  Being a gym rat who trains at home means my peer group is sparsely populated. See I’m not a top ranked strength athlete; enthroned in the top ten rankings of my chosen sport. […]

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Rip A Phone Book? John Stepien Shows You How!

Ever wish you could rip a phone book in half?  That’s one of the ultimate tests of strength most familiar to the average public.  Unlike bench pressing say, 325lbs, where you’d have to explain how much is on the bar; even in today’s digital age most people can identify how hard it is to rip […]

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Savage Simplicity: Get To Know Phil Bennett

Phil Bennett, also known as @phil_completemma on Instagram, is an enigma embodied in one of his favorite phrases: savage simplicity.  He’s a shaggy bearded artist with intricate tattoos. An athlete with the tattoos of torso of a laborer but the mind of a poetic grizzly. Read on to learn more about this philosopher coach. I started […]

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DIY Mace for Shoulder Mobility

Mace training is growing in popularity.  Elite athletes like Ed Coan and Chris Duffin are huge proponents this ancient training method. That’s because it’s supposed to be awesome at improving shoulder mobility and athletic performance. Okay, sounds great.  But maces and Indian Clubs can be a bit pricey and hard to find.  So you can either bust out the […]

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Weekly Motivation featuring Mooks Brown

Training in the garage by yourself is tough. You usually don’t have the camaraderie of other gym members to help push you.  To help out, we combed the web to find videos that will help motivate you to keep striving to be your best. Today’s video features @mooksbrown who calls himself a workout scientist who’s […]

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Savage Simplicity and the Sandbag

Time is precious, so let’s cut right to the heart of this piece. One of my favourite tools of choice is the sandbag. Simple but savage in efficiency and effectiveness. I’m not sure why, but there is a huge notion that outdoor training, or indeed any training done outside the walls of a commercial gym, is […]

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Weekly Motivation featuring David The Beast Douglas

Training in the garage by yourself is tough. You usually don’t have the camaraderie of other gym members to help push you.  To help out, we combed the web to find videos that will help motivate you to keep striving to be your best. Today’s video features garage gym athlete and top ranked powerlifter; former […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Your Kids to Be Active

Should we encourage our kids to be active? Or allow them to discover fitness if they’re drawn to it? Well, as parents, you want the best for your children, and ensuring that they grow up to be healthy, active adults is a big part of that. With the rise in childhood obesity it’s more important […]

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Food Is Not Your Enemy

Food is not your enemy I was a pudgy kid in middle school, thinned out in high school and then began to get fat again after I got married and several injuries. As I tried over and over again to loose weight I began to see food as the enemy. There was always a list […]

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The Harder You Work; The Better You Feel. Get To Know Michele White

Michele White says the harder you work; the better you feel. I’m telling you that this garage gym athlete is fired up about life! And that’s because she’s gone from being sedentary to competing in endurance competitions in her 40s! She and her husband just celebrated sixteen years of partnering in life and now in fitness. Along the […]

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