A Simple Exercise Strategy You Can Use For Immediate Performance Enhancement That Can Be Done In One Minute Or Less
What I’m about to reveal to you is no secret, but I do sort-of feel like I’m about to give you classified information. You see, at a Circular Strength Training certification seminar I attended back in 2011, Scott Sonnon, whom is the creator of the CST system, disclosed to all the attendees that in a European group of elite powerlifters that he had worked with, one simple strategy improved their max lifts by an incredible 20%. When he said that, I muttered in disbelief, “20%,” to which he nodded to confirm.
Now, whether or not that is actually true remains to be seen, but I don’t think Scott is one to out-right lie about something like that. Regardless, even if it’s somewhat true (e.g. the numbers weren’t quite 20%, or they weren’t really elite powerlifters, or something to that effect), this is probably something worth paying attention to – and I have been. In fact, I’ve been putting this little theory to the test almost every day since 2006 – even before I knew what I was doing.
Now, I’m no powerlifting expert, but I do know that when you get to an elite level in powerlifting, a fraction of a percentage increase in one of your lifts is something to be proud of. Heck, just one more pound added to your total is reason to celebrate, and Scott divulged to us that this little trick led to a whopping 20% increase in strength performance. And it didn’t take weeks or months. It happened instantly – within one seminar.
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Now, you might be thinking that this is an interesting theory, and it remains so, but I’ve found that this one strategy does, in fact, dramatically improve performance in not just weightlifting or even strength training, in general, but in all forms of physical activity. Let me repeat that. There is one simple trick that anyone can perform which will dramatically improve performance in any and all forms of physical activity. Yes, all of them.
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Scott Sonnon’s new Primal Stress program is a comprehensive, plug-and-play bodyweight training program that will help you develop a high standard of fitness by burning stubborn fat, building functional muscle, injury-proofing your body, and improving your conditioning level using a variety of movement skills and training protocols that were specifically created to build resiliency and toughness while fostering a sense of strength and empowerment.
Scott Sonnon – creator of the Primal Stress program.
I’ve spent the last week looking over the materials of Scott Sonnon’s new Primal Stress program. My hope was to gather enough information and insight to bring you a comprehensive product review that will help you decide whether or not this program would be a good fit for you, your goals, and circumstances.
I quickly discovered that Primal Stress encompasses far more than I originally expected, and includes far more educational material than any of Sonnon’s previous releases. Not only is it massive in scope (over 18 hours of video footage and over 500 pages of reading material); it’s also extremely deep. Naturally, one week is not nearly enough time to go over it all. And that’s why this isn’t going to be so much of a comprehensive product review as it will be a brief analysis based on my first impressions.
So, today, I’m not going to give you the point-by-point pro’s and con’s like I usually do in my other product reviews. The reason being that this program is much the same as Sonnon’s past product releases – only better – and I’d just be rehashing points I’ve made again and again in the past.
First things first, I’ve been anticipating this program’s release since Scott told me about it privately last year. I could tell he was very excited about this program because it would be different from his other work.
I’ve reviewed almost all of Sonnon’s programs that have been released since 2006 (and a handful prior to that). Having said that, I’ll be up front and say that it is my opinion that this is absolutely Scott Sonnon’s best work to date – by far. And it’s not just because the quality of information that he’s bringing or how well it’s packaged. It’s because this program has a little something called heart. It’s obvious upon first opening the manual that Scott truly poured his heart into this one, and he shares so much of himself in this distillation of his work.
It’s hard for me to describe exactly how this has impacted the product as a whole, but I think anyone who actually uses this program will know exactly what I mean. Suffice to say, this is not just another workout program. What Scott has done with Primal Stress is nothing short of revolutionary. This is a collection of work that truly matters and is greatly needed in our day and age.
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Not too long ago, one of my coaches, Scott Sonnon, released a free fitness program called Recuper8 that was designed to prevent and alleviate the aches, pains, and injuries that are suffered by those in service-related vocations: military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, etc. I’ve since used the program a few times myself, and have [...]
I got an email yesterday from RMAX International announcing their new line of TACFIT clubbells, which are now available for sale. Not even an hour following the announcement, I received a question about them through my Contact Form, and I’ve received two more in just the last 24 hours. The first one, Ryan, asked me…
I was wondering if you’d had a chance to work with the Tacfit Clubbells yet, and if so, how they compare to the original. Your video review of the originals is great, and addresses the concerns I had about the original design (namely, broken knob screws) – Ryan
So, to answer your questions as best I can. Here’s the rundown…
I’ve been hearing about and seeing TACFIT clubbells appear in photos for awhile, though have not used them myself yet. I’ve got an *almost* full collection of the original CST-style clubbells, and don’t see any reason why I’d need to purchase any new ones apart from having cleaner/fresher clubs without any wear and tear. Truth be told, I’m kindof fond of my old, beat-up clubbells – even with their shortcomings.
From what I’ve read and heard, the new TACFIT clubbells have a few changes which make them different from the originals.
1) They’re noticeably slimmer, which should contribute to a lower risk of injury from impact (it happens) and also make the clubbell more portable (e.g. for air travel, etc.). So, if you’re a traveling clubber, you may find benefit in the more compact TACFIT clubbells.
2) RMAX also claims they have a tougher and more ergonomic knob, which according to them is “indestructible.” This is good news because the number one complaint I’ve heard about the original clubbell design has been about damaged or malfunctioning knobs. And I’ve had some issues with clubbell knobs breaking, too. So, I hope this is true!
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