10 Reasons It’s Better to be Lean, Bro

10 Reasons It’s Better to be Lean, Bro

Every guy should try to get lean. Normally I avoid “shoulding” on people. It’s your body -- do whatever the hell you want with it. The last thing the world needs is some jag-off fitness blogger telling you how much bodyfat is acceptable. Although, if I may speak from experience: if you’re a dude and a lifter – and especially if you call yourself (gasp) a bodybuilder – you owe it to yourself to...

42 Tips for More Muscle, Less Fat, and More Fun

42 Tips for More Muscle, Less Fat, and More Fun

Another year in the books. Forty-two fucking years old. The big 4-2. The Jackie Robinson. At my party there were 42 candles on the cake. Enough to set off the smoke alarms. At first I thought it was a joke, but when none of the first responders were females in clear heels and plastic red fire helmets I knew it wasn’t going to be that kind of party. Oh well. I normally don’t do birthday blogs...

Respect Your Elders — Especially If They’re Jacked

Respect Your Elders — Especially If They’re Jacked

Note From Bryan: It's been a heck of a month. Writing, coaching, finishing a hard diet, doing days of filming out east with my podcast partner Scott Tousignant of MetabolicMasterpiece, and even buying a house.  That means it's vacation time. So enjoy this guest blog from fellow coach and aspiring bro Jason Helmes of Anyman Fitness. Jason is one of the most down to earth guys you'll ever meet,...

My Mad Supplement Program

My Mad Supplement Program

Last post I gave a run-down on how to approach the douche-infested world of dietary supplements. While 90% of what lines the shelves is basically shit, there are some items that may improve your results. In this post I’ll outline exactly what I take to help build muscle while optimizing health. But first a quick review, if you were too lazy to read the last post. Though you really should....

What Supplements Should You Take?

What Supplements Should You Take?

 New clients love to ask about supplements. And they hate my answer. “Ideally, you'll take nothing,” I say. “Truth is, probably a few things. “It depends.” I’ve been in a quasi-dysfunctional relationship with the supplement industry for 20 years. As both employee and consumer. A part of me wishes I could just quit it. Because in many ways the dietary supplement world is loathsome. An unregulated...

You’re Too Boring to Build Muscle

You’re Too Boring to Build Muscle

My friend Sam said that he was “quitting bodybuilding.” Now Sam isn't a bodybuilder per se. He’s never competed or immersed himself in the seductive world of Pro Tan, posing trunks, and tuna farts. But he does take his physique seriously, and until recently seemed very pleased with his progress. Hell, I was pleased with his progress. In a few short years he’d gone from a sloppy-looking cubicle...

How to Help a Dad-Bod

How to Help a Dad-Bod

The circle is complete. Welcome to the Dad Bod era. Era is a bit of a stretch. I see this lasting about as long as an ill-advised fashion trend, like those 5 minutes when Kriss-Kross convinced teenaged mall rats to wear their pants backwards. For those who don’t know, a “Dad Bod” describes a guy whose body isn’t fat or thin, but somewhere in-between. Physically he’s just like, you know,...