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Train like Gandalf

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

Watch the “Lord of the Rings training regime,” a 40-second video of doing stuff with gym equipment that looks like training for scenes in The Lord of the Rings — just good fun.

I especially love “training to not let the Balrog pass.” I don’t think Gandalf’s staff was quite that heavy, but I really love️ the mental picture of Sir Ian McKellen doing that in a training montage!

Good sidebar material for PainSci’s main resistance training article.