Get A Grip!

Get A Grip!

Muscle is a mind-game. Put another way, the most impressive physique you see at the gym is rarely the largest or the leanest. Or even the largest AND the leanest. Instead, it’s typically the one with the best proportions. No muscle group too big or too small, and nothing “out of place.” Most physique-minded guys eventually figure this out. As such, they’ll switch from just training what they see...

Over 35? You’re Screwed.

Over 35? You’re Screwed.

Over 35 years old? You’re pretty much screwed. That’s it for this blog post. Have a good week! Seriously, if you’re past the age where living in mom’s basement is socially acceptable, you’re at a major disadvantage. At least in terms of building your body. It’s not that there’s a shortage of decent muscle building information. It’s just that it’s hidden from you, buried in a deep sea of...

My Muscle Principles

My Muscle Principles

Miss me yet? As the tired expression goes, rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Or more appropriately, I’m not dead, just in Canada; a polite version of purgatory. No, the reason for no blog post last week is that I simply got swamped with good old-fashioned work. On top of my every day stuff, I got through a whopping 24 diet and training plans. Yes, 24 – and I didn’t even bust out...

Seduced & Screwed by Strength

Seduced & Screwed by Strength

You know what you’re doing. No “just get a pump” workouts for you. You’re too smart for that. Instead you’re following a popular “strength routine.” Your numbers are based off a “training max” and the weekly progression is conveniently plotted in an iPhone app. Like I said, smart. Now you just need to hit your numbers every workout and presto, it’s off to NYC to shoot for Men’s Health. Not so...

The Fitness Passion Test

The Fitness Passion Test

Hey, you – dude over 30. Your workout sucks. And not for some technical “sets & reps” type reason. Your big screw up occurred way before you even started. The good news is I can help you fix it. It begins with a very small yet crucial first step. I’m entering my third decade in this “industry.” For the record, I do not see this as a source of pride – quite the contrary. Among my former high...