I walked into the gym with my program in hand. A comprehensive program from top to bottom: everything from big strength work to accessory lifts; mobility and correctives; sprinkled with some core stability and some bicep pump work, cuz hell, why not? Sets/Reps/Tempo…A1) paired with A2), Tri-set with B’s paired beautifully together. I was an…

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Getting back into it: Writing and Training after Hiatus, Injury Update

Hello there! I apologize for the hiatus, and I hope I haven’t lost you completely. Today I’m getting back into things, both writing and training related. Here we go: What has Andy been up to lately? 1. INJURY Well, about six weeks ago I had an accident involving my ego and a 42″ track hurdle….

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The fitness and nutrition world has gone insane. Like bat-shit crazy. And much of it thanks to social media and the internet, where everything is true and everyone is an expert. And if you don’t agree then you can go eat a bowl of liquid mercury, because heaven forbid you have a different perspective. Gluten…

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Exercise of the Week: 1-DB Push Press

This week’s installment of the Exercise of the Week features the 1-dumbbell Push Press What is it? The push press is an upper body explosive exercise. It helps build upper body power by moving a heavy weight as fast as possible. This variation is obviously different: you’re using one dumbbell instead of a barbell. What’s…

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Ugly Squat? Here’s a quick fix

The Squat. Some would consider it the king of all exercises. I like the deadlift better. That’s another story. The squat is a great lower body strength and mass builder. Killer thighs and hella-awesome asses are built by squats. There’s something primal about lifting heavy weights. Like conquering a beast in the wild. Except you’re…

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Weight Training Injuries: an Observation

Weight room injuries happen. It’s the nature of the beast. There’s the “I’m a dumbbass and dropped a plate on my foot” kind of injury (I’ve done this); smashed my fingers re-racking plates (done it too); and stubbed my toe on a bench while I wasn’t watching where I was going. There’s also the occasional…

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