• Simple not easy – Which Direction are you moving in?

      Which direction are you moving in?  You have career goals, are you moving towards them? You have training and physique goals, are you moving towards them? Progress: –noun 1. a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage. 2. developmental activity in science, technology, etc., esp. with reference to the commercial opportunities

  • Gym Insanity

    The views expressed here are entirely from Russ’s moustache. We don’t know yet if it is an evil moustache or a good one. We do know that it has a mind of its own and it’s AWESOME and not creepy like some moustaches. Read on for some interesting viewpoints. Decision, Fundamentals and Force of Will

  • The Women’s Grip Training Primer

    This is a guest post by Jedd Johnson of the Diesel Crew. Jedd is a Certified Strength Coach (CSCS) and Kettlebell Instructor (RKC). Jedd also specializes in grip strength training and readily competes in Grip Strength competitions all over the country, holding the world record in the Two Hands Pinch. For more information on Grip Training, check

  • Product Review: Proloc Collars

    At TPS we buy lots of stuff and collars are one of the most frustrating items that we buy. They never fit right or they don’t last long and they don’t really hold weight securely to the bars. This is especially true for specialty bars, like the Safety Squat Bar, Farmer’s Walk handles and Strongman

  • Simple, Not Easy – You wanna be big?

    So You Want To Get Big…  So you want to get big? I mean who doesn’t? Frankly I am sick of the new image of a “man” in society. Skinny jeans, boys’ medium t-shirts, the list goes on. It drives me nuts. Listen, whether you want to fill out your t-shirt or get hyooooge, you

  • Different Types of Grip Strength

    The Different Types of Grip Strength and Exercises This is a guest post by “Napalm” Jedd Johnson of the Diesel Crew. He is obsessed with Grip Strength and wants to spread his sickness to everyone else in the world of strength training. Join his Legion of Grip at The Grip Authority, today! Grip strength is very important for

  • 7 reasons to Bend Horseshoes

    7 Reasons to Start Bending Horseshoes This is a guest article by Jedd Johnson of the Diesel Crew. Jedd recently teamed up with Mike Rinderle on the Hammering Horseshoes DVD. For more information, visit their horseshoe bending website and learn how to bend horseshoes today. Horseshoe Bending may sound impossible, but indeed, people all over the world are doing it. From

  • How to Put Serious Size on Your Forearms

    This is a guest post by “Napalm” Jedd Johnson of the Diesel Crew. He is obsessed with Grip Strength and wants to spread his sickness to everyone else in the world of strength training. Join his Legion of Grip at The Grip Authority, today! If you are walking around with a big chest, shoulders, bi’s and tri’s

  • Hydration & Dehydration

    Hydration is simply replacing fluids lost through sweating. When you exercise you sweat. As you sweat you lose fluid. You must drink an adequate amount of fluid to keep your body functioning properly, never mind optimally. I’ll discuss how much and what kind a little later in this article. Dehydration is a whole ‘nother thing,

  • How to Begin Training with the Atlas Stones

    by Steve Slater Atlas Stones are a fundamental test of strength in many strongman competitions, and they have also become a staple among strength training enthusiasts who are looking for the ultimate strength workout. Stones literally tax everything from head to toe. In fact, try not contracting any major muscle group like your legs, glutes,