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Welcome to the Joe Weir Strength Blog!

This is where I'll be posting my thoughts on a number of topics, or at least the ones I know about. From time to time I'll dabble with some other topics but for the most part I'll be ranting, uhh I mean talking, about training! If there's anything you'd like me to talk about by all means let me know and I'll be sure to include it.

NEW! In addition to my usual topics I'm expanding my blog to include martial arts, martial arts training, MMA, and all the fun stuff that goes along with it!

I like to keep things short and sweet, so thanks for dropping by and checking out my blog!

Joe Weir

If You Can't Grip It, You Can't Rip It

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 17 Jul 2009 00:12

I came across the title of this post while I was looking around YouTube (I feel compelled to watch weightlifting vids or strongman events sometimes) and not only is it a classic line but it also reminded me of something I've never really sat down and talked about: Grip Strength! Just like the title says if you can't hang onto the bar or the handles then you can't perform that exercise. You COULD use wrist straps, but where's the fun in that?

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Is Your "Strength Training" Actually Strength Training:Part 2

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 29 Jun 2009 16:38

In Part 1 we talked about watered down knowledge floating around, intensity, and its meanings, 'burning out' (or lack thereof), acclimation and percentage based training. In part 2 I simply want to talk about one thing: The Definition of Strength.

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The House of Cards

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 17 Jun 2009 01:58

Very recently I came across someone, and more importantly their training, and it warrants some blog attention.

This whole mess stems from single's training, which I dare say I know a thing or two about, and volume. The gist of the discussion is that if you perform more than one, or two, singles you are headed down the road to over-training. This person went from one extreme end, over-training, to the other, barely getting a training effect, and after posting a few comments and opinions I realized it was over before it began.

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Is Your "Strength Training" Actually Strength Training:Part 1

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 14 Jun 2009 20:02

A big problem with strength training is that it has been introduced in places (read: forums) where the general membership doesn't have adequate exposure or adequate knowledge. And like alot of internet sources and sites, the ideas and principles have been twisted and convoluted into something that it really isn't. With the large proponents of the distortion coming from the uneducated 'experts'.

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Anderson Half Squat

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 07 Jun 2009 21:11

Any of you that have been following my Journal here (Strength Journal) will know that I recently included the infamous 4 squat workout into my routine. This delightful little routine consists of 4 exercises, each with 4 sets (5,4,3, and 2 reps respectively).

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