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Be Careful How You Interpret The World – It Is Like That

<i>“Be Careful How You Interpret The World; It Is Like That.”</i> ~Erich Heller<p>If you’re anything like me, you have several different worlds within your …

Why Do You Train During the Holidays?

en_US<p>article<p>Because serious training has no time for “Holidays”!<p>http://violentzen.com/holiday-training-schedule/<p>Violent …

Micro Recovery VS. Macro Recovery (Part 1)

<b>Side note to start:</b> <i>In part 2 I’ll show you exactly how I’m implementing this in my physical and mental training.</i><p>The names “<i>Micro Recovery</i>” and “<i>Macro</i> …

Strength Training with Your Eyes Wide Shut. What??

<i>First off!! Badass Eyes Closed Image Credit goes to STILphotography (I don’t know him, but he’s got some crazy cool art!)</i><p>So… Eyes Wide Shut? Also …

You’re an Idiot if You Workout When You’re Sick

Some people may think you’re an idiot, but like I say about most things… It depends!<p>I hate being sick when I’m training hard. Muhammad Ali said it …

Welcome to “Throat Punch Thursday”

This is going to be a fairly short post. I’ll just briefly be covering…<p>What is Throat Punch Thursday?<br>• Why am I doing Throat Punch Thursday?<br>• How you can …

5 Ways to Sleep Less Even While Training Hard

This is a result of my “Throat Punch Thursday” post Why you should NOT sleep 8 hours.<p>If you want sleep less, you can. It’s not easy in the beginning, …

Why you should NOT sleep 8 hours

Before I begin, I’d like to say… Weeee, my first “<i>Throat Punch Thursday</i>” post!<p>Please throat punch the next person that says you must have 8 hours of …

5X5 Workout Info & Madcow 5×5 Spreadsheet – Intermediate

When I found the Madcow 5×5 workout spreadsheet based on Bill Starr’s Intermediate 5×5 routine, I wasn’t even thinking about “strength gains”. I just …

Your Attitude Sucks So Much, You Should Be on a Street Corner, Not at the Gym

Preface: SO, the main purpose of this post is to hopefully help make you aware of what you’re focusing on when training / working out. This will be …

Engineering the Alpha – Intermittent Fasting – Calculator and My Experience

<i>If you don’t like to read, or can’t, then just Click Here or scroll down to watch the instructional video and download the spreadsheet. (HA! Writing</i> …

7 Reasons Why You Should Video Your Training

<i>PREFACE:</i> Your cellamafone camera can work great for this. However, don’t be one of those douchebags at the gym that sit and text and talk on their …

Stunt School Day 3 – Guns, Cars, Falls, Tramps, & FIRE!

<i>Timeframe: Left hotel about 8:15am, returned around 11:30pm.<br>I may have the order of stunts mixed up, but doesn’t matter. <br><< Click Here for Day 2 Blog</i> …

Stunt School Day 2 – Fights, Falls, Flying, & No Drowning

<i>Timeframe: Left hotel at 8am, returned at 9:30 pm</i> <i><br>Scroll down to see all the videos and links <br><< Click Here for Day 1 Blog & Videos | Click Here to be</i> …