Hostyle Conditioning

central nervous system recovery

Curing Your Nervous System Hangover

Carl Johnson sat down on the bench next to him with a huff of annoyance.  This was the fourth time this week that he’d been out of gas after a workout.  After not even starting a workout really.  He had managed to get through his warm-up fine, dynamic stretching went well, but the first main exercise felt like a million pounds.  Even the warm-up weights were slightly harder than they should have been but no big issue, he thought to[…]

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beginning powerlifting

Five Things Done Totally Wrong in Powerlifting

So you’re probably wondering why I have a picture of my car dash as the lead into this posting. Well, I’ll tell you I have a good reason for it.  You see, I keep all of my very important reminders in life in places that I see every day, my dash being one of them. Attached to the rearview mirror I keep pieces of myself that remind me of certain aspects of my life.  Like the OSU Civil War Mardi[…]

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central nervous systems role in trainiing

Respect for Heavy Weights – Singles, Doubles and Triples

You know as a bodybuilder for most of my career I never had as much respect for the amount of quality work that powerlifters put in doing heavy singles, doubles and triples.  Well, all that has since changed immensely in performing my first powerlifting show.  Honestly, doing those heavy lifts wasn’t so much about the lifts themselves as I’m a huge fan of all the movements.  The bench, deadlift and squat are bread and butter exercises, but I found that[…]

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Workout Archive

Friday May 24th 150 swings 40 spiderman push ups 40 clean and press then lunge left then right 100 swings 30 spiderman push ups 30 clean and press Lunge left lunge right 50 swings 20 spiderman push ups 20 clean and press lunge left lunge right Guys use the 24 kg bell for swings Gals use the 16 kg bell Monday May 20th Long weekend Finisher As with all Monday on long weekend we run a 7 pm blended class[…]

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Deadlift Seminar Was a Blast!

Last Saturday was a blast! Students came from as far as Toronto to learn the proper techniques and some inside tips to deadlift like a beast! “Captain Smash,” Jesse Howland, and the boss, Curd Hos, gave students an in-depth look at how to lift weights from the floor. Students learned not only the different types of deadlifts but also how to properly do each one — such as the conventional deadlift, the sumo, straight-legged, Romanian, rack pulls, and more. Jesse[…]

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