April 16, 2016
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One more week

I’m not one for selfies or self promotion really. If I post or say something I’ve really done it and really put the ground work in, […]
April 7, 2016
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How to lose 5-7lbs of fat – FAST!!!

Wanna lose 5-7lbs of fat – FAST?!!? Below is my standard 3 day fat loss (stolen from Dave Draper). Tuna, water and coffee. Dave never mentioned […]
March 16, 2016
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3 simple things to trim your waistline

1. Skip meals. They call this intermittent fasting these days but simply skip  2-4 meals every week. The key is to NOT make up with it […]
September 17, 2015
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Hard Times: How To Become Charles Bronson by Tom Furman

The photos above were studio shots taken nearly twenty years apart. More than the idea of film popularity over decades, they represent fitness and conditioning methodology […]
July 29, 2015
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Climbing Ladders for Strength and Size by Steve Shafley

Introducing the Ladder:  Autoregulation Made Easy Autoregulation is a hot topic today among strength trainers and enthusiasts.  The reason is simple:  It works.  However, many programs […]
May 28, 2015
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You don’t need the cherry on top (you just need to get the cake right!) by Nick McKinless

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”  “I am not afraid of a person who knows 10,000 kicks. […]
May 8, 2015
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Rant-o-rama returns: Bad Trainers/Coaches by Nick McKinless

This rant is simply about Personal Trainers and ‘so called’ Coaches. Anyone can become a trainer these days and then be let loose on the unsuspecting […]
April 15, 2015
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Super Strength Seminar part 1

My recent trip to the USA for the first SUPER STRENGTH SEMINAR held at Metroflex Gym, Long Beach allowed me to really get my teeth stuck into […]
February 21, 2015
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3 Training programs that changed my life by Nick McKinless

3 Training Programs that CHANGED MY LIFE! In 30 years of training I have made some great progress in strength training and physical development and that […]
February 8, 2015
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Open Your Mind by Phillip Ray Tommy

“Open your mind” This line comes out of one of my favourite movies of all time. This weird baby foetus type thing pokes his head out […]
January 28, 2015
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The back is where it’s at! (Updated: 2015 version) by Nick McKinless

The Back is Where It’s At! By Nick McKinless AUTHOR NOTE: I first wrote this article in 2007. Now some 8 years later and hundreds of […]
November 9, 2014

Protected: GUEST POST: Why do I fight? Phillip Ray Tommy

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November 2, 2014
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29 Explanations – No. 13 Bill Starr

If you just used Bill Starr’s training programs for your whole lifting life you’d be set. “Starr became one of the first strength and conditioning coaches […]
October 26, 2014
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29 Explanations – No. 12 Bill Kazmaier

There’s always someone stronger Bill Kazmaier is without a doubt one of the strongest human beings to have ever lived. Back in the 80’s with limited […]
October 12, 2014

Respect Your Elders (but not all of them)

 “That’s the classic nature of people, though. We’ll skip the basics and get pissed when the sexy stuff doesn’t work.” – Martin Rooney “Did you ever […]
October 9, 2014

My article at T Nation

  Stuntman Strength and Action-Hero Abs by Nick McKinless Here’s what you need to know… Have limited equipment and only 30-45 minutes to train? You can […]
October 1, 2014

29 Explanations – No. 11 Ego training

Ego training will get you injured Generally this is a problem only the ‘newbie, inexperienced or just plain dumb tend to get involved in. Because weights […]
September 25, 2014

29 explanations – No.10

Read, digest, experiment I have a book, magazine and journal collection going back literally hundreds of years about the development of strength, physique and conditioning. In […]
September 18, 2014

My article at ‘SPOT ME BRO’

“How To Workout Like a Movie Star Preparing For the Lead Role in an Action Film” by Nick McKinless Stuntman/Filmmaker/Strength Coach (This article can also be […]
August 24, 2014

29 explanations – No.9

The best physiques were built in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Vince Gironda was probably the first modern day personal trainer with his own private facility. […]
August 15, 2014

Rant-O-rama returns

I am soooo over EVERYONE complicating training. It IS NOT DIFFICULT stop making it sound so difficult!!! Here is a mid year RANT. Nobody needs a […]
August 12, 2014

Stunts, strength, movies and cheat meals

Beyond Strong is now over 7 years old. I started the blog as an outlet for myself more than anything. Everything I have put out is […]
April 10, 2014

29 explanations – No. 8

Arnold and Bill Kazmaier never used bands or chains I guess the counter argument here is, if they had been available would they have used them?  […]
April 1, 2014

Politically Incorrect Training (P.I.T. I do love an acronym) No.1 – Cardio for Fat, Old People.

Actually this is cardio for anyone that hates cardio…like me! Plus my BMI (Body Mass Index) says I am super fat and I am 43 1/2 […]
March 9, 2014

29 explanations – No. 7

Balanced strength and development is the key Boy am I giving you some weight training gold here! To avoid just about every problem in lifting weights […]
March 4, 2014

Paul Anderson

It's debatable as to just how strong Paul Anderson was but there is no doubt he did things that very few man can do today. If […]
March 3, 2014

No excuses!

I'll get back to the 29 explanations soon, as I have a little time on my hands. However, having recently been spoiled by the diversity of […]
July 15, 2013

Protected: 29 explanations – No. 6

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June 30, 2013

Protected: 29 explanations – No. 5

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June 21, 2013

Protected: 29 explanations – No. 4

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