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Strength is Never a Weakness

Lets get a few things straight. "Strength is Never a Weakness." -Mark BellThere is NO SUCH THING as being to strong for a sport or activity, any sport or activity. To heavy, not mobile enough, etc sure. BUT NOT to strong. An excess of strength is never a weakness and is always a benefit. A surplus of strength has the possibility to trump superior technique. Especially at the intermediate level, yet its often overlooked. IE highschool wrestler. "coach I keep putting moves on him but he is just to strong." IE football "coach I am putting the perfect block on him but hes just to strong and powers through me." IE weightlifting.. "that clean and jerk was NOT pretty but...

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Pain Vs Strain

With my past, injuries, training for meets and competitions, dealing with clients in training and nutrition and just daily life in general. Pain is always something that’s comes up at some point in a day, inevitably strain as well if one is going to extremes, training hard, getting mentally or physically taxed. There is a fine line between the two that one must walk to make above average progress. One being good, Strain, and one being bad, Pain. It’s figuring out that cloudy gray area that can take effort, more so for the beginner, and the elite. Both of these groups tend to be on the opposite side of the spectrum, and have to take the most care when dealing...

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Every Peak Has Two Valleys

No matter how much we think we can, the straight out fact is, WE CANT BE ON TOP ALL YEAR LONG! I don’t care what the fitness rags and the popular media portrays. It is all lies. If your’e training hard, and trying to get to the extremes in your chosen sport, or profession, you cannot be in top peaking form all year long. The majority of your time is spent on one, or the other side of the mountain. Ramping up, or down to just have brief moments at the top. You have to learn to enjoy the process the ride. But Phil Strength Guild's moto is Eat Big, Lift Heavy, Fuck Hard! Yes that’s our goal, our peak,...

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Jude's Rant

Well, Phil asked me to write something again. I asked what he wanted, he said "Anything. Hell start some controversy if ya want". Ok, here it is. Some of you are going to get real pissed, and say what that I'm a jerk, others may say I'm a genius. I'm fine with either, however I think I'll get more of the former. We shall see.   First off, I hate anything that calls itself a fucking Boot Camp, or group training. People always ask, "Oh, do you do boot camps or fitness classes"? No! Sorry, I'm not Jane Fonda and this isn't the 1980's or 90's. Stop it already! It ain't Boot Camp, because if it were, you couldn't call in hung over, you can't just not show up for whatever sorry ass...

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Strength Guild Defined.

STRENGTH GUILD: what does that mean at it's core. Strength = as we define it 1: the quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance, or power of your mind to act in a tough situation 2 : power to resist force :being Solid / Tough in Body, mind and Character 3 : power of resisting attack : the ability to not give in under physical or metal duress 4 : force as measured in numbers : we are Strong as One, But our group as a whole bring each individual to a higher level Guild = as we define it 1: an association of people with similar interests or pursuits 2: an association of people for...

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