3 Tips for High-Rep Sledgehammer Swinging

High-rep sledge hammer swinging.  It’s bad to the bone stuff building super strength, endurance, power, ab and grip strength. If you decide to jump into the deep end of the pool here you should build up to it slowly or already be in great muscular and aerobic shape. Remember anything that you do that you’re not […]

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I’m too fat to talk about health and fitness

I get this comment on a regular basis. First I want to make it clear, I’m not posting this as a complaint.  This isn’t an, “Aw poor Bud,” search for support.  I’m good.  I’m posting this as a public blanket answer to those who are just stumbling upon me, my training philosophies and our sites […]

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Bud Jeffries typical diet – Losing 120lbs

Many nutrition philosophies tend to go all or nothing and vilify certain foods. It’s a mistake. Low carb says all carbs are bad. Low fat says all fat is bad. Many diet people say a pizza or a cheese burger is the Devil. I don’t believe any particular food is bad in and of itself. […]

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Survival for life fitness training – How to do it all!

How can we train all the physical abilities mentioned in the last couple of posts in an effective manner and still have a real life? Can it be done? Absolutely! Just make sure you get reality training with good tools that cover a lot of ground at once. Here’s a sample schedule: Once a week […]

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11 Survival Attributes needed from your training

Here are some thoughts on the physical attributes and skills you probably need to survive an emergency and how to make your daily training bring out the best in them. Not a – three stitches in my finger emergency,  but a real, “Oh crap” situation. They are listed in no particular order.  In fact I […]

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Could you survive?

If you mention the word, “survival” in fitness training you often run the risk of coming off like a nut. Yet the reality is that your physical training, whatever your goals or sport, ought to be building a body capable of use in a real world emergency. Now depending on your goals it might not […]

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Build size and strength in less time!

Stop resting and learn to mix sets/exercises. If you watch most lifters workout you’ll notice that much of the actual workout is rest periods. That’s what ends up making a workout long or take up a lot of time unless it is specifically intended to be very long. (i.e. 100 miles on a bike is going […]

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More short-timed workouts for great strength and endurance

Even a good part of your conditioning should take very little time.  When you have more time, train more,  but don’t think that limited time can’t be very productive. Most readers of our old strongerman.com and now those to our AnUnconventionaLife site know about the training I did for extended reps and sets with the […]

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Short-timed workouts for great strength and endurance

In a recent survey one of the questions was, “What is the roadblock keeping you from getting super strength/endurance?” Almost 50% of the huge response we received said they just didn’t have enough time. Here are two tips on getting great results quickly, when you only have a very limited training time. First, keep it simple! Realize first, you only need the […]

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How do I start for building strength and endurance – Part 3

In part two of this three part series on where you begin in your training to gain super strength and endurance at the same time we covered the following openers: Knowing your individual strength style Keeping things simple Creating a “Yard Stick,” by which to measure your starting strength as you build gains Creating a […]

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How do I start for building strength and endurance? – Part 2

In part one of “How do I start for building strength and endurance,” you were given questions to answer about your training, yourself and your goals.  Hopefully you gave some time and thought to it and are ready to take on part of process to developing otherworldly strength and endurance together. The questions you were […]

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How do I start for building strength and endurance?

During a survey a gentleman asked, “I have lots of info on training but how do I get started towards super strength and endurance?” It struck me that this would be great to answer in a blog post, because it’s such a common question. Most trainers don’t go over this step by step, but we’re about […]

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