Jerk Box / Pulling Block Costs

Jerk Box / Pulling Block Costs

I recently posted about my homemade jerk boxes / pulling blocks.  After receiving a few requests for my exact materials costs, I figured I'd put together a quick post outlining them.  The items listed below are exactly what I purchased from my local Home Depot and...

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Resources Section Added

Resources Section Added

Just a quick update today, I've been getting a number of requests from readers and 626 members to list some of the books I recommend and supplements I've been taking.  My preference is to disclose these items one at a time in individual posts where I can outline how I...

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TV Reduces Athletic Potential

TV Reduces Athletic Potential

As a parent, you probably know (or at least have an intuition that) there are many reasons not to use the television as a babysitter.  If you're unaware, it has been demonstrated that increased hours in front of the boob tube during adolescence leads to worse dietary...

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Diet Smarter Not Harder:Macro Timing

Diet Smarter Not Harder:Macro Timing

Fresh on the heels of my carb backloading experiment, I happened across a study examining a similar protocol.  However, instead of leveraging macronutrient timing to accelerate muscle mass growth (as in backloading), this study looked at its effectiveness in weight...

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2 Month Carb Backloading Experiment

2 Month Carb Backloading Experiment

My Motivation I kicked off 2013 with an 8 week conjugate strength training and intermittent fasting (IF) experiment.  During this period I increased skeletal muscle by 0.7 lbs and reduced body fat by 1.6 lbs.  These changes in body composition dropped me from a body...

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Jerk Boxes / Pulling Blocks / Jerk Blocks

Jerk Boxes / Pulling Blocks / Jerk Blocks

Motivation A few months back I attended the USAW Level 1 Certification at Waxman's Gym.  Besides really enjoying the cert, I also came to appreciate the benefit of weightlifting technique work from pulling blocks.  Though I pissed a couple of months away day dreaming...

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Debunking the Kids Lifting Myth

Debunking the Kids Lifting Myth

Common "Knowledge" It's amazing to me how pervasive common knowledge can be and how loudly some people are willing to preach with little to no background on a topic.  A recent post on the 626 blog included a photo of one of the children in my kids program performing a...

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5/3/1 Session 3 – Feb. 2013

5/3/1 Session 3 – Feb. 2013

Continuing as I have in the past, below I present the results from the latest 5/3/1 strength program at 626.     Week 1 Max Lifts   Week 6 Max Lifts   Percentage Gains   Discussion I've covered...

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Eating Meat Will Kill Us All

Eating Meat Will Kill Us All

Subtitled  But only if it's processed and even then probably only if you're an overweight, inactive smoker.   Quarterly Meat Bashing It feels like a new study makes headlines every few months stating how the consumption of meat is killing us all.  These...

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