Warrior Wednesday: I Finished My Whole 30 Challenge!


The day has arrived! I have finished The Whole 30 Challenge!

Cue the chorus!


Wow! What an odyssey!  How fitting also that the day I end the challenge would fall on Warrior Wednesday plus this post marks 120th!

Give me the bro-fist!

Courtesy: Deviant Art

Courtesy: Deviant Art

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Never Say Never!

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Kettlebell Extraordinare: Tracy Seffers of A Plate Full of Crazy.


I want to say a huge thank-you to Strong By Choice for asking me to write a guest post for his fabulous blog. It is an honor to be asked, and to write for The Strong Nation!! My own (occasionally neglected) blog, A Plate Full of Crazy, tells a bit of my journey—physical, mental, spiritual—over the last couple of years. I invite you to check it out, especially those posts in the “Kettlebells and Strength Training” category. Continue reading

If You Don’t Fine-Tune This Area In Training, You’ll Hate Yourself Later.

Adventurers, today will feature guest blogger Chris from Lift 2 Lose It on an important area that is vital to your training success. Chris, take it away (I always wanted to say that).

That first moment you set foot in a gym, is a special moment. It’s both exciting, nerve racking and even vomit-inducing. You quietly seek the approval of other gym-goers wanting to prove you have just as much right to be count as one of the elite. You see them lifting heavy and you think to yourself you can do that too. Continue reading

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but…”

Ronnie Coleman said it best: “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift the heavy &^%$ weight!!”

In order to gain mass, you must move mass.  Look at one of the masters Konstantins Konstantinovs deadlifting.  Look at how solid his form is in lifting.  Look how he focuses before he lifts and sets himself.  By the way, he didn’t gain the mass by doing failures, I’m sure.

Have you ever done deadlifts or squats?  If so, why did you start them?  If not, why not?