You’re busy. I get it: the hustle. The grind. Early bird catching worms and night owl. I’m busy too, grinding, hustling, and showing that Millenials are just as hardworking and determined as anyone. Building an empire, however big or small, takes grit and determination. It takes your time and energy. Anything and everything to build…

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Six-pack(ish) and lean(er) because, well, I’m not gonna be on the cover of any Sports Illustrated or fitness magazine, but hey, I reached a goal. About 10 weeks ago I hired Joey Percia to be my coach. Yes. I am a strength coach and trainer by trade. But even I need some direction sometimes. In…

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Program Design 101: 5 Steps to Kick Ass in the Gym So you’re ready to hit the gym! Good for you, and best of luck moving forward. But that creeping feeling comes in: What the fuck am I supposed to do in the gym? I don’t blame you: there’s a dude over there pumping his…

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Note: what follows is my story about growing up skateboarding, and how it relates to strength and conditioning and the whole “fitness” field. Even if you didn’t skateboard, you will learn that “getting strong/super buff/ripped” is a goal reached through consistency, discipline, and hard work. Much like the violist, the guitarist, the wakeboarder, the baseball…

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I’m an avid Game of Thrones fan: every Sunday, 8 pm, I glue my butt to the couch and dive into the fantasy world of Westeros. Knights and Kings. Princes and Princesses. Lords and Ladies. Blood and guts and sword fights and the occasional gratuitous sex scene. GoT is my shit! You know nothing, Jon Snow Scorned redheads…

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It’s springtime! Everything is beautiful: trees and flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and the ol’ ballpark is alive with roaring fans. You soon forget how terrible winter and cold weather were. With the warm weather, or if you’re in the dirty south, the HOT weather, you feel refreshed and invigorated. Energized and ready to…

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Do you want a strength movement that builds a killer body, slays dragons, and gets the girl every time? I know I do. Enter the Trap Bar Deadlift: What is it good for: By engaging the muscles of your upper back, hips, thighs, lats, forearms the trap bar deadlift helps build a massive amount of…

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