Five Boner Friday – Unimpeachable Edition

1. I feel bad for young men who listen to some douchebag manhood guru on Twitter... ...and think a script for Testosterone will magically solve all their problems -- in the gym, at the office, on Tinder, etc. Listen. If you don't know how to eat, sleep, train, live, and think (yes, THINK) a true “bodybuilding” lifestyle -- or have never done so for months, even years, CONSISTENTLY -- then start...

Five Boner Friday – Got More Boners Than the Bradys Got Bunches Edition

1. Got elbow pain? The older you are, the more you need to rotate movements. I love-love-LOVE brachialis-specific work (reverse curls, hammer curls, narrow grip overhand pull-ups) but they can certainly beat up the elbows. Hmmm. Thick biceps & forearms or pain-free elbows? Such a conundrum. The best advice if you're old is to change elbow flexion exercises every few workouts, even if things...

Mondays are crazy hectic. Here’s a quick tip.

Mondays are crazy hectic. Because EVERYTHING starts on Monday. School, work, kids activities, the diet (ha!) and of course, hitting the gym (usually for International Chest Day). Some people stack so many "starts" into a Monday they barely have time to breathe. And when things get a bit too rushed, often it's the Monday workout (or the diet) that gets skipped. Now one day missed is just one day....

Five Boner Friday – 30 days of calf raises, fitness punchlines, daily rhythms

Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband edition. - - - 1. Rhythm is everything. The more daily rituals you have in your day, the easier it is to relax and execute at a high level. Examples might be: Sleep/wake times Morning dog walk Cooking same breakfast Same workout time, even pre-workout coffee Reading with the kid. It’s not really what you do that matters — it’s having set...

5 Tips to Avoid Screwing Up Your Bulking Plans

Folks sometimes complain that "bulking and cutting" (overeating to gain muscle & fat, then dieting down for net muscle gain) doesn't work. That's just not true. It's like saying "squats hurt the knees and bench presses hurt the shoulders." No, squats and bench presses DONE POORLY (OR BY THE WRONG PERSON) hurt the knees and shoulders. In other words, a bulk and cut cycle that's more like "eat...