The Best Workout System for More Muscle

The Best Workout System for More Muscle

If I had to pick a favorite programming tool or concept or not-so-weird trick it would be supersets.  A superset is two exercises performed back to back. Sometimes you rest between the two drills (it depends on the goal) though you always rest after the second exercise.  Supersets can be used to increase training density, improve mind muscle connection, bring up a weak point, enhance...

The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Mirror Has Two Faces

Life is about mastering skills and overcoming adversity, and building your body is no different. As a coach I try to identify a person's strengths and weaknesses fast as it helps determine the focus of the plan in terms of exercises, lifestyle, and where we need to note the wins and work on the losses. What's interesting (at least to me) is how someone's greatest strengths often mirror their...

Do You Need to Be Told You’re Dying To Start Living?

Do You Need to Be Told You’re Dying To Start Living?

Alex Trebek announced he has advanced-stage pancreatic cancer. While treatment has come a long way, that's still a dire diagnosis. Especially if you're pushing 80 years old. Trebek, always a pro, delivered the bad news with professionalism and textbook Canadian humor, saying he needed to beat the disease to fulfill his Jeopardy hosting contract. But he knows his odds of winning this fight aren't...

Your Own Hollywood Transformation

Your Own Hollywood Transformation

People love Hollywood physique transformations. "How did they change so fast?" we ask, as if what prevents the everyday person from achieving similar results is a secret workout or diet and not a combination of great genetics, unlimited resources, and good ol' Hollywood magic (wardrobe, lighting, and anabolics). Then there are reverse transformations: stars who for a brief time go from beautiful...

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?

I do. There are examples everywhere.   Hard Work is Magic. Download a random free program off the 'net and you'll make progress -- if you bust your ass. Whereas sleepwalking through The Most Perfect Program Ever will do nothing.   Consistency is Magic. Three days of "perfect eating" followed by two or three days of whatever won't accomplish a thing. But a month of 90% compliance (meaning one...