I Tried Crossfit (and didn’t die)

It’s a hot and sticky Friday evening as I make my way to south Nashville. “Am I going to survive this?” I wonder as I wipe the anxious sweat off my palms. I’ve done some hellacious workouts in my time, but never this.  In the parking lot my muscles already begin to ache with anticipation….

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Pro Tip: Rest Periods – You’re doing them Wrong

My sister is a former track athlete. One day she asked for my help with her training program, specifically, why she wasn’t making progress in her squat. She’s been sticking to the program, doing her reps, but her weights keep going down. What gives? “Why isn’t this working?” Can of worms: how well are you…

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High Risk, Low Reward: Is Training to Failure worth it?

Weight training began for me like it does for most guys: in high school, puberty raging and wanting to impress the ladies. Bonus: I got to hang out with my friends after school. Those days our brochacho workouts were almost exclusively the bench press, bicep curls, and shrugs. All show and no go, baby! We would press, add weight,…

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Squat racks are for Squatting! The Pros and Cons of my 6 Favorite Squats

  I heart squats, so how about a little #squathaiku to get us started: Humble Squats How I adore you Give me Gains The reason squats are considered the “king” of all exercises is that there are no better exercises for developing lower body strength, mass, and power like squatting. Want to run faster, jump…

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The Fastest Way to More Muscle

Pile on Muscle Faster than Ever Overview: Density Training is a great way to build muscle in less time Time-Restricted Density Training (TRDT)  is a way of cramming workouts into tighter workout schedules By lifting weights with less rest, you’re relying on metabolic stress to signal faster muscle growth Fit the workout to your schedule, and…

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I could hear them from across the parking lot. The thuds, booms, clanks, and rattles pierced the air and shook the windows. You almost thought the building was coming down. The noise was as if a construction site, a bowling alley, and a thunderstorm were making sweet, thundering love. When I entered the weight room…

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