The “Secret” Bodybuilders Rarely Attribute to Their Success

The “Secret” Bodybuilders Rarely Attribute to Their Success

Note From Bryan: It’s been a heck of a month. Writing, coaching, and trying to take care of clients during US and Canadian national holidays. That means no blog from me today. Instead, enjoy this guest blog from fellow coach and bro Robbie Farlow of Side Quest Fitness. Robbie is one of the hardest working young coaches you'll ever meet, and more importantly -- he's a great...

5 Boner Friday – Dieting, Training, and Bulking Up

5 Boner Friday – Dieting, Training, and Bulking Up

1. Make Wants Stronger Than Cravings I’m often asked about how I personally eat. Usually I avoid answering.  For one, I don’t have a gimmick to sell, unless you can trademark high protein, moderate carbs & fat, and calories to match the goal The other issue is, it can become a real sinkhole. People grossly overcomplicate basic nutrition, likely because doing the basics (tracking,...

Five Boner Friday — Good Advices Edition

Five Boner Friday — Good Advices Edition

Good advice is a wonderful thing. Certainly more helpful than bad advice, which, ironically enough, often sounds at the time like really good advice. Just ask anyone nursing a pec tear after hearing "one more rep bro, its all you." I've given some good advice over the years, mainly because I've been fortunate enough to receive a LOT of it. Even if I didn't realize it until much, much...

Five Boner Friday

Five Boner Friday

1. Your genes are your genes. Short, tall, wide hips, narrow shoulders, etc. There’s no changing them, and you sure can't whine to the dealer for a better set of cards.  However, you’d be amazed how “bad genetics” seem to magically get better after a decade of hard work and no quitting.  I've known plenty of people who thought they had "shit genetics" in their teens and twenties, only...

Sorta Deep Thoughts on Training, Diet, and Character

Sorta Deep Thoughts on Training, Diet, and Character

I post a ton of tips and rants on Facebook. However, some folks hate Facebook, I guess in light of the whole election hacking thing. Or perhaps they're just annoyed by those Cliffhanger Status Updates: "Some people are so rude. You know how you are and one day you're really gonna get it!" or "Had good news today. Super stoked. Can't wait to share. Ask me about it. I won't answer but the...

Wanna Train Better and Build More Muscle, Faster?

Wanna Train Better and Build More Muscle, Faster?

Most fitness and bodybuilding "rules of thumb" don't stand up to rigorous scrutiny. Meaning, they're usually kinda bullshit.  Though one (or two) that seem to be true are: - People do too much off the wrong stuff - People don't work hard enough  What's the wrong stuff?  - Junk volume. Garbage sets with poor form, no focus, or lacking the intensity required to elicit a result,...

To Do or NOT To Do

To Do or NOT To Do

I'm a big picture kinda guy. And I think one way people screw up the physique transformation process is by not being that way. Or by over-compartmentalizing things.  For example, folks often have "diet food" and "regular food." Or they only do cardio when dieting, or practice healthy habits only when actively trying to lose fat, then let it slide the rest of the year.  To that end, I'd...