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I’m tired of hearing several times a week from people I know, or come across, the “too” word when it comes to exercise!I’m sure you hear it as well from your co-workers, neighbors, parents or grandparents. “I’m too old to lift weights, or my knees are too sore to walk, run, ski or fill in the ______. It pains me to hear folks say “I’m in too much pain to do this or do that. Too heavy, too weak, too busy…blah, blah, blah.Hey if your feeling pain, at least you’re alive! But who wants to live that way?Obesity, back pain, hip and shoulder issues have reached epidemic proportions in today’s America. Americans, simply put have become a nation of overweight and out of shape organisms living in pain and agony with a ticking time bomb behind their breast pocket ready to blow at the event of a sudden exertion.Am I calling out everyone? Of course not! There are still plenty of folks who care about their health and welfare. However, the ranks of non-movers grows greater every year and it’s not just the aging Baby Boomers - but Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials as well. As a nation we have become lazy, overweight and lethargic. We may have developed the strongest thumbs in the world from texting and operating TV remotes, but our fight or flight mechanisms are markedly diminished.Tomorrow I will happily celebrate my 69th birthday. I say happily because even at this age I remain relatively healthy, focused and motivated to compete at the highest levels of my sport: powerlifting. Even after undergoing two shoulder replacement surgeries to rid my glenohumeral joints of osteoarthritis, I continue my passion of lifting heavy weights along with my training partners at the Kabuki Strength Lab. Most of my training partners...

DONATE HERE on GoFundMe Watch the intro video above for a brief introduction on what this project is all about and why we are doing it. Scroll down to see every 800 pound squat, day-by-day, along with the vertical bar speed of each squat! My name is Chris Duffin and I am the Co-Founder of Kabuki Strength.  This is the #800everyday fundraiser for Special Olympics Oregon.Kabuki Strength is an organization deeply devoted to optimizing human ability + performance via original equipment, research-based education, and world-class coaching.Our mission and vision is to help make the world a better place through strength. We deeply believe that the pursuit of strength - physical, mental, and emotional - is a virtuous and rewarding endeavor to all who undertake it.Cassandra La Madrid, one of our coaches here at Kabuki Strength, volunteers as a powerlifting coach for Special Olympics Oregon and with her leadership, we want to do our part to help this incredible group of athletes and the SO organization.This fundraising campaign and feat of strength is an effort to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics organization in Oregon, with the end goal of eventually hosting a Special Olympics Powerlifting Fundraising Meet here at Kabuki Strength Lab later this year.I will be squatting at least 800 pounds every day for 30 days, taking a single rest day every week.Please share this page with your friends, share each of the #800everyday videos, and donate to this awesome cause.Thank you,Chris Duffin and Kabuki Strength#800EveryDay is Complete!Daily Analytics (Avg. Velocity, Peak Velocity, Depth) Daily Squat Feed Day 30 - .24m/s Day 29 - .20m/s Day 28 - .18m/sThese last few days is getting really tough on this #800EveryDay Squats For special Olympics fundraiser and awareness. Today was by far the slowest squat to date and in fact I was worried I was gonna black out...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Dan McKim is one of the most decorated highland games athletes in history, with 4 world titles and 6 national titles. Tune in to learn more about Dan's past and his experience being an elite-level athlete in an awesome sport that many don't know about. Dan provides you, the listener, with resources if you are interested in training for, or competing in highland games.Another great episode with one of the top professionals in his field! As always, share, comment, like, review and tell all your friends about Strength Chat!Introduction and background of guest [00:17] How is Kabuki Strength pushing the cause of Special Olympics Powerlifting forward? Check out our fundraising campaign in order to know more [01:58] What are Daniel’s achievements in highland games? [05:36] What do highland games involve? How can you become a highland games pro? [06:15] What is the typical background of athletes who end up performing in highland games? [07:43] How does Daniel train for highland games? [08:52] Are highland games a technique driven sport? Or, can you get away with pure strength training? [11:13] Is there a lightweight division in the highland games? Or, it is only the big guys who perform? [13:41] Daniel shares how he initially trained to get bigger in order to compete in the highland games [15:12] Daniel discusses how it is important to...