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Michael, really liked this one (I like them all actually). At 55 I am trying to recapture strength that I lost and add in endurance because my ultimate goal apart from taking care of my severely disabled son as long as possible, is to be able to wade fly fish into my 90's. That is going to take strength AND endurance. Great stuff.

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Jul 3, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Brilliant! Thanks for the actionable info.

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Jul 3, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

As someone who has the Oregon Ducks football stadium in my backyard... I feel like it's my civic duty to get ahold of their training people and show them this article. :D

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Looking forward to how this will be incorporated into the next burn the ships workout!

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Really like this, Michael. I was just showing the workout to my girlfriend; we were talking about how easy it would be to translate it to a medicine ball or sandbag. 💪

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As always interesting and few nuggets for me to try. Looks like I might be adding in some crawls... also on the days I don’t rick I do yoga. When I first started it getting up and down was comical. Now I am able to get up easily with one hand for support. All because I’ve worked at it :)

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Principles like these are how I went from 300 to 190 lbs. Glad to see other doing it as well! Makes my high mileage body feel young again!

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Crawling is criminally underrated. I can only do it for a couple of minutes before I’m on the floor in a puddle of sweat. I’ve challenged super ripped and in shape guys at my gym to crawl and when they do they are like “WTF?”Dan John is really high on Tim Anderson as well.

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Fantastic! I am somewhat surprised that an American Football team would go that degree of change in their training. I think these improvements could be related to two undervalued aspects in exercise and sports science: the benefits of circuit training, as well as "end of range of motion"-strength and flexibility.

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Awesome article Michael!

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Awesome! Looks a quick, effective and functional exercise for the the full body. Thanks for sharing. Definitely going to try it out.

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Thanks for opening my eyes up to the bear crawl again. I'm a P.E. teacher that is always looking for a multitude of ways to torture my kids with discomfort and science. Now I have some research to back up why this move should be a staple.

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Love it. Train for functionality and durability.

True fitness is well-roundedness: Strength + Stability + Endurance.

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"The Four Horsemen of Hardship: crawling, changing levels, carrying, and covering ground"

that's a great moniker for those things-- thank you for that. Applicable to military training as well.

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Love it. I started doing crawls and Turkish get-ups regularly to train my weakness about a year ago. I also love bear crawls with a sandbag drag added. These have helped me become a lot stronger all around. Will have to add that squat press overhead carry complex to the mix.

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