“Man, I went to the gym the other day and lifted heavy weights for the first time ever. I came out totally jacked!” ~No One Ever Okay, so it’s a joke. When people said: “We would never want to look like you” Arnold Schwarzenegger famously replied, “Don’t worry, you never will.” He wasn’t joking. Building muscle,…

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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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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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Recently I finished Essentialism by Greg McKeown. It’s about the “disciplined pursuit of less.” In summary, it’s a way to identify the things that are important (essential), recognize things that aren’t, and maximize time and energy in only those important things. Less, but better. Many of its principles can be applied to daily life, like:…

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10.) There are NO Absolutes In health and fitness, almost everything is up for debate. I honestly don’t know any other industry that so easily divides participants up into so many different “camps.” THEIR way is the BEST way, and there’s nothing you can say to change their minds. Often each camp is trying to…

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Heads up! This post is less than 900 words, so about 5 minutes of reading time. How much? How many? How far? How long? When it comes to exercise, these are questions I answer daily. How many times per week should I lift? How many exercises? How many sets and reps? How far and how…

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There are a myriad of ways of getting stronger and building some lean muscle mass.  You have powerlifters, bodybuilders, crossfitters, and even Zumba…Ok maybe a slight exaggeration with Zumba. Not knocking it, just not one of the methods I would use to build some serious strength.Everybody has their tools and their methods. All have something…

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