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Learn, Don’t Imitate

One of the things that I do when I’m on tour is I train at commercial gyms or well, I actually train all over the place. I train in hotel rooms, outside hotel rooms, at schools, and hotel parking lots, lifting stones, outside in nature when I can when it’s not ten degrees below zero [...]

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PRs While Training, Living, and Traveling on the Road

Listen, sometimes living the life of a professional strongman kind of ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. There’s a lot of being alone, a lot of staring at hotel room walls, and doing things that just ain’t as much fun as you think they’re going to be because you’re away from your family and the schedules just simply [...]

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Count Your Blessings

I wrote a blog the other day about seeing a sign outside of a raceway in Indiana and this is the opposite side of the sign that I saw when I drove that way the next day. It said, “If you want to rise above your problems, count your blessings.” This is actually incredibly sage [...]

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A Vaudeville Night

I’m out touring and I got a chance to perform some shows at some schools with some very unique programs. There are three schools in Indiana that have a nighttime, both reward as well as reading program, that they hold on Friday nights as an all night thing for the kids. So they have staff [...]

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How to Be Fit and Workout While You’re On the Road Part 6

Mobility One of the things you may find when you’re doing extensive travel, either by airplane or by car with long periods of time sitting in confined spaces, or even if you are living in the normal life of an office person who has to sit for hours a day working or whatever, especially if [...]

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How to Be Fit and Workout While You’re On the Road Part 5

Sleep It is just exceptionally important that you sleep, especially if you have a tough physical job. Now this really doesn’t matter if you’re traveling or in any other way. Sleep is one of the most important things from a recuperative standpoint and a health stand point from anybody anywhere. I realize that there are jobs that [...]

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How to Be Fit and Workout While You’re On the Road Part 4

Eating while you’re on the road The truth is eating at restaurants and things while you travel is basically in the United States virtually impossible to get truly healthy food. Now that also however depends on how you look at the term “healthy” and how deeply you nitpick those things. If you truly want to [...]

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How to Be Fit and Workout While You’re On the Road Part 2

So we talked about being disciplined in both rest as well as in training, now let’s talk about how you actually train while you’re on the road. Now what I’ve done to a significant part and what Dennis Rogers, who’s probably the only other real traveling strongman besides possible John Brookfield and maybe a few guys here [...]

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How to Be Fit and Workout While You’re On the Road Part 1

Balanced Discipline Let me explain what that means. If you travel extensively, for instance, this school year period in doing the school show tours, I’ll travel nearly 240 days. That means being on the road basically eight months of the year. Now this is the life of the real old-time strongman, what they did, traveling [...]

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More Training from the Road

It’s not enough when you’re on the road full time like I am to just do shows. Now doing the strongman shows that I do which require five to seven feats of strength per show will keep you in good shape, keep your muscles functioning, and gets you very good because you have a ton [...]

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