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Forum: Living Strength 05-18-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Michael Beasley
"Gotcha question" is a fact. Exercise is...

"Gotcha question" is a fact. Exercise is specific. While strength training improves athletic performance, nothing will improve a specific art as much as perfecting that skill. Running makes you a...
Forum: Living Strength 05-18-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By Michael Beasley
Thanks John! God Bless my friend on his vacation!

Thanks John! God Bless my friend on his vacation!
Forum: Living Strength 05-14-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Michael Beasley
I agree. The bulk of your time should be spent on...

I agree. The bulk of your time should be spent on the art you are competing in. 15 minutes a day of the Charles Atlas perpetual lesson or the Tiger moves/isometrics will suffice for strength...
Forum: Living Strength 05-06-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Michael Beasley
Superbeast, I fully understand your quest for...

Superbeast,
I fully understand your quest for mass! I had it myself for many years. What I have discovered as I got older was that what I thought was mass was fat. I looked big in clothes at 225,...
Forum: Living Strength 04-26-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Michael Beasley
Whenever anyone's head is above the crowd, the...

Whenever anyone's head is above the crowd, the crowd will cut it off. Your character is what you really are, and your reputation is what others think you are. Forget about them.
Forum: Living Strength 04-18-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By Michael Beasley
John, its risky but not as bad as deadlifting or...

John, its risky but not as bad as deadlifting or squatting. The so called bench press specialists recommend that you inhale deeply just before you lower the weight. You then hold your breath during...
Forum: Living Strength 04-16-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Michael Beasley
I looked up the correct quote above from Proverbs...

I looked up the correct quote above from Proverbs 13.20
"He who walks with wise people,becomes wise himself,but a companion of fools,
life will unravel-live amongst the wise."
Forum: Living Strength 04-16-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By Michael Beasley
Gordon, you are very much like my dad. When I was...

Gordon, you are very much like my dad. When I was 18, I thought he was the dumbest man I ever knew. Today at age 58, I believe he is the smartest that I have known. I think the same about you my...
Forum: G.U.T.S. Power Training Forum 04-16-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 50,085
Posted By Michael Beasley
Tim, I do not comment here often, but I always...

Tim,
I do not comment here often, but I always read your training log and find it inspiring and motivating.
God Bless, Mike
Forum: Living Strength 04-16-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Michael Beasley
John, I do not mean to be alarmist, but I have...

John, I do not mean to be alarmist, but I have seen this many times. As far as the nosebleeds I mentioned, I have seen that in the gym HUNDREDS of times watching others hold their breath either...
Forum: Living Strength 04-16-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Michael Beasley
I may be belaboring the point, but I am convinced...

I may be belaboring the point, but I am convinced that holding your breath in this manner is the cause of brain aneurysms and strokes while performing heavy weightlifting exercises. I personally knew...
Forum: Living Strength 04-16-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Michael Beasley
I think that I can clear this up from my own...

I think that I can clear this up from my own experience. Powerlifting gurus actually ADVISE you to hold your breath when performing maximum lifts in the bench press, squat, and deadlift. This is very...
Forum: Living Strength 04-14-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Michael Beasley
Wow! Great explanation John! If you were to spend...

Wow! Great explanation John! If you were to spend hours on the internet browsing over the latest research on this, you would reach the same conclusions that John has. The beauty is that he figured...
Forum: Living Strength 04-07-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By Michael Beasley
If my memory is correct, he was the trainer of...

If my memory is correct, he was the trainer of Mark Spitz, who had an admirable physique that is attainable by the methods we follow here.
Forum: Living Strength 03-29-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Michael Beasley
John, What John McSweeney told you makes...

John,
What John McSweeney told you makes perfect sense to me. I think that some fail to progress or even understand the Tiger Moves because they have not mastered the mind-muscle connection.
Forum: Living Strength 03-28-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Michael Beasley
John, Whenever I have a grappling student that...

John,
Whenever I have a grappling student that feels he needs more muscle I advise him to do 3 x 10 on the Atlas perpetual lesson 3 days a week until they are in decent shape. After that I advise...
Forum: Living Strength 03-24-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Michael Beasley
Benny, great job!

Benny, great job!
Forum: Living Strength 03-02-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By Michael Beasley
Superbeast, Whatever you are doing is obviously...

Superbeast,
Whatever you are doing is obviously working for YOU! If I were you I would do whatever I enjoyed the most and not overthink things. You have gotten tremendous results.
...
Forum: Living Strength 01-19-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Michael Beasley
John, great advice. Since I first obtained PYTP...

John, great advice. Since I first obtained PYTP from you, I have had periods of time where I did nothing but DVR movements for weeks at a time. I always got good results.
Forum: Living Strength 01-19-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Michael Beasley
Gordon, Thanks for sharing!

Gordon, Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Living Strength 01-17-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Michael Beasley
A tidbit that most younger Americans do not know...

A tidbit that most younger Americans do not know is that Ben Franklin was one of the first truly great salesman that this country produced. In my former retail life I have used the methods he...
Forum: Living Strength 12-14-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,348
Posted By Michael Beasley
Solytrain, I have not had the pleasure of...

Solytrain,
I have not had the pleasure of chatting with John in the last couple years, but I had to add that he is about the most down to earth person you could talk to. It is very refreshing that...
Forum: Living Strength 11-30-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By Michael Beasley
I never have any problem eating raw nuts. I do...

I never have any problem eating raw nuts. I do have digestive issues when I eat soy products, but that could be that they are processed. I have never eaten soybeans. My concern is the hormonal...
Forum: Living Strength 11-28-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Michael Beasley
My take on this is, and I know I am biased by my...

My take on this is, and I know I am biased by my own experience, is that we should eat foods that are not processed. I can eat most anything that is not in a container or wrapper and never have...
Forum: Living Strength 11-28-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By Michael Beasley
John is right. Arthur Jones, despite all the...

John is right. Arthur Jones, despite all the millions he spent marketing Nautilus and Medex machines admitted as much before his death. I am paraphrasing, but he basically said that anyone could...
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