The Biggest Lesson The Gym Has Taught Me

The Biggest Lesson The Gym Has Taught Me

 Working out is my therapy. My daily dose of heavy iron keeps me a sorta sane, marginally productive member of society. I’d be lost without it. Or at least doing six months house arrest for road rage. The gym is also an incredible teacher, if you’re willing to learn. Stick around long enough and you’ll get schooled in goal setting, tenacity, even pain tolerance, not to mention the merits of...

How To Weight Train Without Getting Hurt

How To Weight Train Without Getting Hurt

I have a stalker. It started with emails and Facebook messages. It progressed to voice mails and increasingly desperate sounding texts. Last night, I found a business card on my car with just three words on the reverse, written in tear-smudged ink: I miss you. It’s not an adoring female fan. Hell, it’s not even a female. It’s my chiropractor. I’ve never been a “see my chiropractor or soft tissue...

Does Size Matter?

Does Size Matter?

Muscle size that is. Apologies for the click-bait title. At times you have to pull out all the stops to make a point. And that point is: contrary to what I’ve been hearing lately, building bigger muscles is a good thing. Now I still believe that guys should ultimately try to get (and stay) lean. When I work with a guy, especially someone over 30, I always try to get them lean first -- even if...

How to Stay (Or Get Back Into) Shape

How to Stay (Or Get Back Into) Shape

Welcome Back! Actually it was me that left. I just moved again. What an enormous shit sandwich that is. I’ve moved 5 times in the past 5 years and it never gets easier. Your once organized life becomes utter chaos; everything you need to function suddenly lost in a sea of cardboard boxes that look all too similar. You can’t find dishes or cutlery or coffee cups. You can’t even find clean...

How to Get Ripped — Putting it All Together

How to Get Ripped — Putting it All Together

 Information is cool. But execution is what matters. If losing fat were as simple as having access to information we’d all be ripped. Especially the dorks arguing on Facebook about when to start drinking their “peri-workout” drink. Instead, the average gym goer is, well, fat. Or skinny-fat. Or just plain physically shitty, with a cupboard full of lousy supplements and an ass like Donald Trump....

Lose Fat by Building Muscle

Lose Fat by Building Muscle

How do you exercise or “train” to lose bodyfat? Well, you’ve got options, Tiger. But first let’s back up a bit. In my first blog in this fat loss mini-series I covered “why” you should get lean. Specifically, how understanding and embracing “why” makes the whole fat loss process much easier. It’s an often-overlooked step, so if you haven’t read it please start there. Then I covered how to eat to...

7 Big Rocks of Fat Loss

7 Big Rocks of Fat Loss

With fat loss, the truth is out there. That’s an understatement. The truth is right in front of you. Always has been. Yet most people can’t see it. Or at least refuse to see it. And fewer still can stick with it. Hopefully that’s about to change. My last post described many of the obvious and not so obvious reasons to get lean. For those on the fence about dialing in, it was about discovering...