“Intermediate Syndrome”

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The belief that one has progressed from the “Novice” to the “Intermediate” stage in their strength training journey is perhaps the most common cause for an outright halt in that individuals progress.

This is something I’ve written a bit about elsewhere, but after addressing this very topic no less than five times in the last week with individuals who believed that their training had “plateaued”, I decided it was time to formally articulate my thoughts on this in post form. Read the rest of this page »


The 360 Fat Loss Challenge


My guess is that not one of us has at one point or another been in a position where we’ve said to ourselves, “Damn, I’d like to be leaner than I am now”, or, “Oh how the panties would drop if only I could get rid of these love handles”.

I mean, what’s the point in busting our asses in the gym to build pillaging muscle when it’s covered up by a layer of goo that makes us less than excited about strolling shirtless on the beach, or throwing an old woman into cardiac arrest at the public pool? Read the rest of this page »


G/ACS July Seminar Overview


By now, if you’ve been following the site, you’re no doubt aware that I’ll be opening the doors here this July, and conducting the first Greyskull Academy of Combat Sciences event open to the public in quite a while.

This post will provide a course overview, so that you can learn exactly what will be covered, and what you will take away from this event as a registered participant. Read the rest of this page »


A Late Memorial Day Post and Podcast
A good friend and true American Hero, Jerod Dennis, KIA Shkin Afghanistan 25 Apr 2003. Jerod was killed during an ambush that wounded several other members of my unit and demonstrated incredible valor in his actions to prevent further casualties, and cut off the escape of the perpetrators of the ambush. Also killed in action that day was one of our attached Air Force Combat Controllers, A1C Raymond Losano.

Jerod was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his actions that day, and he will never be forgotten by myself or any of the others who were fortunate enough to serve with him. He was an exemplary individual, and a true hero.

As a note, Jerod would love me pointing out that we can all see his “nut sack” in the above photo of him with his trusty M249 SAW (give yourself a pat on the back if you get the reference). Read the rest of this page »


When the Wolves Come


So you’re several hours in to a drive to visit family for a nephew’s graduation. Your bladder has been telling you that it’s time to make a pit stop for the last thirty minutes, and your pregnant wife’s craving for the mini donuts found in rest stop vending machines served as the impetus needed to pull in for a stretch when you saw the sign on the highway. Read the rest of this page »


The Show Goes On!


After months of debate, soul-searching, Peyote fueled vision quests rife with interpretive dance, and extensive polling of people on the street who have no idea who I am, I’ve finally decided the fate of the JPL (formerly StrengthVillain) forum. Read the rest of this page »


Stand By… LP3 Coming in Hot!


As some members of my inner circle list are already aware, the Greyskull LP: Third Edition is in the pipeline for release, and is nearing completion. Read the rest of this page »


“The Look”


What is “the look”?

The look is what I consider to be the default physique that I’ve found to be most desirable by the males whom I have coached and worked with over the years, as well as the most desirable physique for a male according to extensive polling we’ve conducted with those of the fairer sex.

The look is also what one can expect to develop while training hard in the Greyskull methods. Read the rest of this page »


Killer Summer Fitness Opportunity


Ok, so I’m back to the office here after being hip-deep in a handful of contract cases for the last several weeks.

I’m taking this time to introduce to you an awesome opportunity that a handful of readers will be able to take part in and benefit from.

As I work to push out the three installments of my “farewell trifecta” of S&C releases, work is continuing here to develop ways of better serving the needs of the JPL reader. Read the rest of this page »


Your Personal Gold Mine


Wouldn’t it be great to own the deed to a gold mine that was recently discovered, and not yet mined for gold?

Would that not be a pretty amazing discovery, with almost limitless upside potential in your quality of life?

What if I told you that you DO own such a gold mine, and that you more than likely have not begun to harvest from it the riches that lay buried within its boundaries? Read the rest of this page »