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The Four Pillars of Strength Athleticism

So you want to get #strongAF? Good. I can help. But if you really want to get strong, you need to understand how to get strong…and for most of us, that means executing the basics consistently. Like any other skill based

The $750 Home Powerlifting Gym

So you’ve decided that the strength athlete life is for you, and – for whatever reason – you choose to workout at home. This post will show you how to build a powerlifting ready home gym for less than $1,000,

FREE! Complete Home Barbell Workout

I started the Nephilim Barbell Company to share methods of getting brutally strong with people like me – people who have a real life, don’t have access to a fancy powerlifting gym, and who don’t take steroids. But what if

Light or Heavy for Strength?

One of the challenges for anyone trying to get stronger is the endless supply of fitness related information out there for the taking. Sorting through it all and maximizing gym efficiency is a centerpiece of the Nephilim Barbell Program. Now,

Discipline in Life and Lifting

I am a huge proponent of the saying, “Discipline is bullshit.” This is based on cutting edge psychology science, which tells us that everybody has a limited store of willpower. You can’t depend on willpower alone to get you through

Full Workout! Dynamic Effort Upper

Check out the latest footage from my dynamic effort upper body day. Although I cut out most of my warmup and some reps for the sake of length, I demonstrate all seven main exercises (I forgot to vid the hammer

The Science Behind Building a Strong Bench

Issue three of Monthly Applications in Strength Sport (MASS) features an analysis of EMG activation in the pecs, triceps, anterior deltoid, and lats during benching up to 1RM. It is an interesting study (Krol and Golas, 2017) interpreted by Greg

Intermediate Deadlifting

If you are like a lot of meatheads, you probably got into lifting because it is awesome, fun, empowering, exhausting, and all the other reasons that make strength training rewarding. But chances are, you could use a helping hand to

Five Things You Need to Know to Get Strong

If you are serious about your strength-gaining journey, you will need to put the time in to understanding how your body works to get stronger. I’ve put together a list of five things you should seek to understand in order

The Zen of Gains – Five Things to Do When Your Doer is Broken

Anyone who has been in the iron game for any time at all knows that at some point you will slump. Jim Wendler, creator of the 5/3/1 method, once wrote something to the effect that an experienced lifter is one