False Starts

False Starts

You’ve been there. I know I have. You look at your upcoming schedule and spot a stretch of relative normalcy, where you could realistically commit time and energy towards getting big or lean or “just” getting healthy. To really nail it, you even hire...
Skeptical of Everything, Except…

Skeptical of Everything, Except…

It’s funny how people are so skeptical and yet so gullible. They’ll challenge everything from vaccines to the “mainstream news,” questioning if it’s on the level or perhaps there’s a hidden agenda at play. And that’s fine. But...
Ah, the “Get a New Workout Every Month” Club

Ah, the “Get a New Workout Every Month” Club

There are MANY reasons to change up a workout. The fact that it’s April 1st should not be one of them. Ahh, the “Get a New Workout Every Month Club.” New and prospective clients like the sound of it. I even flirted with it briefly in my group training,...
There is such a thing as magic

There is such a thing as magic

There are no magic workouts or magic diets or even magic drugs. And certainly no magic supplements. But there is such thing as magic. Hard Work is Magic. Download a random program off the internet and you’ll make progress—if you bust your ass. Sleepwalking...

Life Lessons for Lifters by Milo (no, not that one)

A while back everyone was talking about some free speech blowhard named Milo. Until then, the only Milo I knew was the old powerlifting magazine and its inspiration — Milo of Croton, the mythic Greek strongman: This is what happens to bodybuilders with their head...
Always be playing

Always be playing

“just go play” If I was a professional athlete or got paid to lift weights (well, that would be cool) I’d probably approach working out a bit differently. Every rep of every exercise would be 100% about improvement. What needs to improve most?...