Day 2: The Leg Day

Day 2: The Leg Day

As mentioned yesterday, I’ve started whipping myself back into shape after a few too many nights of meatballs, whisky, and NYC-inspired Tom Foolery. However, this year’s Big Diet will be markedly different as I intend on doing ZERO CARDIO. Not that cardio...
Day 1: Here…We…Go!

Day 1: Here…We…Go!

I’m not the type that likes to get too out of shape. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t “eat for the abs” all year and I certainly don’t carry around a knapsack full of Tupperware. And while I may get hungry when I’m out,...
5 Ways to Spot a Shoddy Trainer

5 Ways to Spot a Shoddy Trainer

Shameless plug for an original piece I have running at the awesome Men’s Health website. Personal training is a huge business. Back in 1997 (when I started) it was just a way for young, fit people to earn spare cash that didn’t involve waiting tables or...
A Tale of Two Trainees

A Tale of Two Trainees

Check Your Head! Most NYC gyms leave a lot to be desired. Typically they’re crowded, cramped, sweltering places filled with equipment that was already out of date back when Arnold was flubbing his lines shooting Hercules in New York. As such, I joined a franchise gym...
Twisted by the Pool

Twisted by the Pool

Big Fish, Little Pond So I finally made it to my first Mr. Olympia. No, I wasn’t competing (thanks for asking). I wasn’t even in Las Vegas to attend the event. I was in town for a wedding that just happened to coincide with bodybuilding’s biggest show of the year. And...