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john parker  CSCS, SMK, CHEK athlete. strength coach. writer. adventurer. johnjeffreyparker@gmail.com San Diego, CA

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WANT BIG BICEPS?

Then add load to your chin-ups! Proportion is key when searching for aesthetics.

I guarantee you'll develop more mass than biceps curls alone. Remember, compound movements are the key to building full body strength and increasing hypertrophy.

I did 7 sets of chin-ups, with working sets using a 45lb, 60lb, and 80lb dumbbell.

BENT PRESS WORKSHOP!

My #bentpress workshop is this Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm.

It's getting close to the deadline to sign up for this seminar taught by me and @phil.mcdougall. Take your movement health to the next level!

This is my bent press PR at 115lbs. It takes a lot of effort in preparation and persistence, but the rewards are worth the effort.

one body is all we get. one body is all we need.

Caught in my element.
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@cainphotostudios

PRACTICAL PLYOS!

Wait, Wait... Before I get hate for this exercise, this is incredibly functional to all the rock climbing and scrambling I do. I find myself pushing my body up between rocks all the time.

Plus, this upper body plyometric is sure to increase performance for events like sprinting and jumping.

I did two sets of 7 plyo dips, followed by 3 working sets of dips with a 60lb, 80lb, and 100lb dumbbell.

Dips are a tremendous compound exercise for upper body hypertrophy and strength. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Flexing on a mountaintop.

MED BALL TOSS!

I took two naps today, and am tired af. Threw this 15lb ball 37.'

@primalspeed

SATISFIED!

This standing #broadjump was 10'10," just about 2 inches short of my high school record.

I love #powertraining and the new #powerchallenge put on by @franzsnideman and @primalspeed

I'm looking forward to improving my speed and power this year before a few summer 100m dashes!

6.01 on my 50m dash at the @primalspeed power competition today!

I'm feeling good about this time considering it was on grass. 😎

Thanks @franzsnideman for putting on a great event!

@ryansteenrod @phil.mcdougall @drdebbiebright @activeanthony1

"Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Happy Earth Day 🌏

I FOUND A WINDY CLIFF!

So naturally, I practiced my new obsession: #indianclubs!

I've been flowing for about 90 minutes each day. Little by little, my over-tight shoulder girdle is loosening up. This has helped me tremendously with my #bentpress practice.

Don't forgot to sign up for the bent press workshop before prices increase to $75! @phil.mcdougall

420 holla!

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