“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Learn the rules – then break the rules

There is an old quote from, I think, martial arts legend Bruce Lee which goes something like this: “Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a...

The price of beast mode

I was going to save this clip for the usual set of Monday awesomeness, but it is simply too good not to show here. This is a really fascinating interview with Eddie Hall that explains how he was able to do the absolutely impossible and deadlift FIVE HUNDRED...

Grunt-work

Do YOU have what it takes to join Her Majesty’s Royal Marines? I’ll be very honest here: I sure as Hell couldn’t have passed that test, when I was 18. I was very fat and quite slow and my cardiovascular endurance was piss-poor. A year and a bit of...

The Great Squat Debate

There has been a debate raging in lifting circles for many years about the difference between low-bar and high-bar squats. And, honestly, from the perspective of actual lifters – rather than spergy nerds wanking in forums for teh lulz – it’s...

Domain Query: The triumph of steel

Longtime reader and friend of the blog Kapios asks an excellent question related to the severe and dreadful infestation of gym idiots that plagues pretty much every gym, anywhere: If you were a dictator what rules would you change about gyms? I know you mentioned...

Domain Query: Strengthen or Ruin

Longtime reader and friend of the blog Dire Badger had a rather thought-provoking comment pertaining to gym bros like Chris “FREDO!!!” Cuomo, and why quite a few of them end up turning into giant liberaltard douchenozzles: Think of getting swoll [sic] like...

This is why women’s football sucks

The USA women’s football team won the World Cup recently, and like pretty much everyone else here, I really couldn’t give a shit about that. In fact, one of my readers, with whom I am in fairly regular contact, told me a rather good joke related to them....

Domain Query: Death by squats

Our friendly neighbourhood Gentleman Adventurer had some very interesting points to make about the need, or lack thereof, to do squats every single workout in his regular Sunday lifting thread: Now my initial reaction to this was a hearty rebuttal with moderate...

The savagery of the silverback

The name of Ray Williams is apparently at least somewhat well known in the USA, at least for those who are familiar with and follow collegiate football. Since I do not follow gridiron in any meaningful way, I had no clue who he is until earlier this year. Then I saw...

Show me a good loser…

… and I’ll show you a loser, as the saying goes. Phil Heath’s loss of his Mr. Olympia title about a month or so ago brought that saying to mind in fairly pointed fashion, because his reactions after his loss make it very clear that he still has no...
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