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WHO I AM AND HOW I CAN HELP YOU BECOME YOUR BEST SELF

newericHi, I’m Eric. I’m a personal trainer, former collegiate strength coach, writer, and genetically average lifter.

I’m here to help you get stronger, leaner, and more athletic. Improving physically is the key to winning mentally and crushing life in general.

Plus we’ll do power cleans and chin-ups, which….
…will make you a certified Bad Ass!   Read More

 

 

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How to get Shredded for Summer

Can you lose fat and get shredded in 30 days?  I’ll cut to the chase. The answer is “yes, you can still get shredded this summer. ” But it raises the summer dilemma: choosing between getting shredded for the beach and the delights of beer and barbecue. What does all this have to do with the choices we make on… Keep Reading

The Power Primer

Four Training Splits to Build an Athletic Body

We’ve both been there. Your bar speed is explosive on every rep, and you’re adding strength regularly. Your skin is tighter, shirt sleeves stretching, and muscles bulging as you’re building muscle and losing fat simultaneously. You’ve got tons of energy, feel athletic, and are crushing your training. Then WHAM. Like getting hit by a semi, your progress comes screeching to… Keep Reading

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Front Squat Progression: Simple and Effective

Let’s talk front squats. I think we’d all agree squats are the king of all exercises. But when you hear the word “squat”  you’re probably thinking back squat. Fair enough. The back squat is the most popular squat around. It’s a staple in nearly every program from fat loss to athletic performance. It’s a competitive lift in powerlifting and lets you lift… Keep Reading

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Build Muscle Fast with High Frequency Training

Key Points: – High Frequency Training produces a greater increases in anabolic hormones and increases protein synthesis to help you build muscle. – High Frequency Training increases the speed of motor learning, helping you learn new skills, lifts, and exercises faster. – High Frequency Training can rapidly improve strength and accelerate muscle building in beginners and advanced trainees.   Get… Keep Reading

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How To Improve Your Vertical Jump

Regular readers know how much importance I attach to vertical jumping for both power development and overall athleticism. It can be one of the keys to upping your game for athletes of all ages and abilities. Yet this important topic is much neglected. That’s why I’m so pleased to present this extended guest post by Jakub Kalus of the Fitness… Keep Reading

Fat Loss

Six Unconventional Fat Loss Tricks

Fat loss: The formula is simple, but the execution is difficult. And sometimes, we need a little boost. These six unconventional fat loss tricks help my clients stave off hunger and achieve awesome fat loss results. But first…a story we can all relate to. It has to do with that those annoying friends we all have. They drop fat at the… Keep Reading

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How to get Shredded for Summer

Can you lose fat and get shredded in 30 days?  I’ll cut to the chase. The answer is “yes, you can still get shredded this summer. ” But it raises the summer dilemma: choosing between getting shredded for the beach and the delights of beer and barbecue. What does all this have to do with the choices we make on… Keep Reading

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Bach’s Bites: Pimpin’ Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Bars

This is my recipe for home-made peanut butter and jelly protein bars to grow your biceps, not your belly. I’m pimpin’ these bitches big-time! I know, I know. The term pimpin’ has many connotations. So sorry to disappoint you. This post is much more about badass, high protein peanut butter and jelly bars than pimpin’ and prostitution. In fact, I did… Keep Reading

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How to do your First Pistol Squat

The pistol squat is the ultimate blend of single leg strength, stability, and athleticism. Here’s how to do for first one in as little as six weeks. This is why you need to do pistol squats — even if the idea seems crazy at first. When most lifters see pistol squats, they cross their arms across their chest and cringe.… Keep Reading

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Flexible Dieting and “Bro” Eating: The Hybrid Approach

Guest Post By Nick Smoot Flexible dieting is all the rage.  I should know. I’ve been a flexible dieter for the past four years.  And I don’t see myself switching to anything else anytime soon. However, just because I’m a flexible dieter doesn’t mean I don’t eat healthy. In other words, it doesn’t mean I don’t eat like a “bro.” There seems… Keep Reading

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Hotel Workouts to Lose Fat and Stay Jacked

Hotel workouts can suck. But they don’t have to. You can lose fat and stay jacked with travel workouts.  Or at least minimize the damage. So howdy from the home of tacos and tequila! Before I dive into this post I have a gift that will enable you to crush your training on the road. It will also work at home, or… Keep Reading

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The Farmers Carry Cure

Guest Post by Eric Bach’s Aussie Mate, Shane McLean   Your shoulders will ache, your grip will fail, and the mental battle will be tough. But you should make the farmers carry part of your program even though: (1)  It’s a lot harder than it looks (2) You may end up swearing and cursing and acting like the dreaded gym… Keep Reading

The Power Primer

Four Training Splits to Build an Athletic Body

We’ve both been there. Your bar speed is explosive on every rep, and you’re adding strength regularly. Your skin is tighter, shirt sleeves stretching, and muscles bulging as you’re building muscle and losing fat simultaneously. You’ve got tons of energy, feel athletic, and are crushing your training. Then WHAM. Like getting hit by a semi, your progress comes screeching to… Keep Reading

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