Welcome to ELASTIC STRENGTH, where you can learn how to build strength and muscle, increase mobility (elasticity), burn fat and get your best body using brief, safe, inexpensive and portable bodyweight and resistance band training. 

 Elastic Strength provides evidence-based, scientific training principles and programs that enable you to get the best bodyweight or resistance bands workout possible, and gain as much muscle as your genetics and effort level will allow, in as little as 45 minutes per week (even less in some cases!).

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Evidence-Based Training

Yes, you read that correctly.  If you use scientific training principles and methods, and the best bodyweight exercises and resistance band products, you can develop your full strength and muscle mass potential and maintain basic mobility without a gym membership, in your home gym, spending only about 30-60 minutes per week (15-20 minutes two to three times weekly). 

Strength is the basis of all other fitness qualities.  I custom design High Intensity Training programs to enable you get maximum results possible with your genetic constitution, using the optimum intensity, volume and frequency of exercise.  I can help anyone, but I specialize in helping people apply high intensity and brief training principles to mastery of bodyweight strength and mobility skills, and helping men who are so-called hard-gainers (low responders), or over 40 years of age .

All Elastic Strength training programs are based on simple core principles:

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1. Use the most effective, safest exercises that directly train all muscle groups and require the least amount of external added resistance and can be done safely at home with minimal equipment.  Your goal is to get as strong as possible in these basic exercises using progressive loading.  By building strength you will build muscle, and by building muscle you will burn more fat.  Its as simple as that.

2. Perform each exercise in a fashion that minimizes the risk of injury while maximizing the intensity of stimulus – so that you don’t waste time injured or performing unnecessary multiple sets. 

3. Perform no more nor less than the exact amount of exercise needed to stimulate the body to improve.  

Bodyweight Training

ELASTIC STRENGTH TRAINING aims at strength and mobility.  If you want to master bodyweight skills such as handstands and levers, you will need to invest a bit more time, but 45-60 minutes thrice weekly – a total of about 2.5-3 hours per week, about 3% of your waking hours – will suffice for most people.

When properly used, bodyweight and high quality resistance bands can be more effective for building strength and muscle than a whole room full of expensive and bulky barbells, dumbbells and machines!

Custom Programming

Research has indicated that you will get the best results from a resistance training program if it is tailored to your genetic type.  Here you will learn how to create a training program that fits your goals, and is tailored to your genetic constitution.  If you need help, I provide individualized program design.

Equipment Reviews

I review resistance bands and bodyweight training equipment to help you avoid wasting your hard-earned cash on low quality products that can’t deliver the best results or won’t last long.  I recommend and help you obtain the best resistance band and calisthenics products that will enable you to create an affordable bodyweight and bands home gym to fit your needs and goals, build the most strength and muscle mass, increase mobility and lose fat. 

Resistance Bands Home Gym

Your resistance bands home gym can be very basic, compact (fits in a drawer) and highly portable (fits in a suitcase or backpack), yet when properly used be more effective for building strength and muscle than a whole room full of expensive and bulky barbells, dumbbells and machines.  If you want to train bodyweight skills such as levers, you can add chin up and dip stations, either stationary or portable, and still spend far less money than you would on a gym membership over a few years.  You can take your portable resistance bands and bodyweight home gym equipment with you anywhere you go, so you need never miss a training session because of travel, and can enjoy training at the beach or your favorite park when the weather is inviting.   Read about the eight benefits of resistance bands training

DIY Tutorials

I provide do-it-yourself equipment-building tutorials when possible, and direct you to the best commercially available products when its not possible. 

Elastic Strength Research

I also regularly provide critical reviews of scientific research on resistance training in general and bodyweight and elastic resistance band training specifically.  My goal is to provide you with the most up to date information on elastic strength training so that you can build strength, muscle and mobility to your genetic potential with the optimal time investment for your goals. 

Elastic Strength Nutrition

Health is the basis of strength.  It is achieved by eating in harmony with your biology.  Humans evolved as apex predators eating a meat-based diet.  From a nutritional standpoint, the best foods are the most nutrient-dense foods.  Plant foods contain loads of indigestible fiber and nutrients bound in forms we can't efficiently absorb.  Animal foods are the most nutrient-dense because plant-eating animals concentrate the nutrients from many pounds of plants into one pound of animal meat.  

Like other wild animals, you have highly evolved senses of taste and satisfaction, which enabled your ancestors to survive for millions of years.  You need pay little heed to modern 'scientific' nutrition studies, most of which produce false findings due to prevailing biases of indoctrinated investigators.  Trust Your True Nature and you will not be led astray.

You can learn everything you need to know about how to thrive on a nutrient-dense whole foods animal based diet in my ground-breaking book The Hypercarnivore Diet.

Over the past 40 years I have tried a variety of strictly plant-based diets, mixed diets, paleo diets, and whole foods animal based diets, also known as carnivore diet or hypercarnivore diet, and hands down the hypercarnivore diet has provided me with the best health and fitness results.  

The Elastic Strength Mission

My mission is to be the world ’s leading resource for accurate information about:

  • Scientific bodyweight and resistance band training principles, methods and equipment for building strength, muscle mass and mobility
  • Scientific whole foods animal based nutrition, also known as The Hypercarnivore Diet.
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