Pain, “Strength,” and Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day. But I’ll get to that later. First, a lot of people in the fitness space are in pain. Not just physical but emotional and psychological. Some hide it well, under a steely facade of ego and a bit of bluster, to make it through the day....

Maverick

Last weekend I went for a walk with Maverick and Goose on a gorgeous spring morning. I wore my prized green Turbo J’s so I grabbed a photo. This is now the last picture I have of Maverick alive:  He suffered a heart attack around 15 mins into the walk. I noticed he...

Bringing up weak body parts with the 10-second rule

There are many programming tweaks and tricks you can try to address a weak bodypart. However, since genetic structure is such a key factor, much of the voodoo you read will achieve — for you — sub-par results at best. As for things that DO appear to work? It can be...
Getting Ripped by Getting Through the Suck Stage

Getting Ripped by Getting Through the Suck Stage

Big guys often HATE getting lean because they have to go through the Suck Stage—those months where the scale is dropping yet they just feel smaller and weaker. But they’re losing fake “mass” — it doesn’t feel like it, but it really is all unhealthy, unwanted...
Committing to the “best” way to train

Committing to the “best” way to train

Since 1965, MILLIONS of people have lifted weights seriously enough to call themselves bodybuilders. And yet only 16 guys have EVER earned the sports ultimate prize: being crowned Mr. Olympia. 16 winners since 1965. And they say winning the Stanley Cup is a tall...