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ABOUT ERIC

I’m Eric Bach: personal trainer, fitness author, former collegiate strength coach, genetically average lifter, coffee addict, and sports fanatic. I’m here to do for you what I have done for thousands: help you get stronger and more confident. And most of all: happier. My clients find that Improving physically is the key to crushing life. And I agree! But I’m not perfect. In fact, I’m a lot like you. Your journey isn’t easy. And neither was mine.

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The Online Training Bullshit Detector™

If you believe the hype, online training is the wave of the future. It:  Is more cost-effective than in-person training  Offers scheduling flexibility for both trainers and clients   Is a financial windfall to trainers. It gets them out of rat-race of trading time for money during horrible split shifts. What’s not to like? Hell, everyone should be an online trainer,… Keep Reading

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Low Back Pain Stretches: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Guest Post By Chris Diamantakos Low back pain is as common as it is brutal. No wonder so many people turn to low back stretches to relieve the pain. But here’s the sad truth: The wrong stretches make a bad situation worse. But the right stretches, done correctly, will help alleviate your pain. You’ll get back on track to looking better… Keep Reading

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How To Look Like An Olympic Athlete

With the Olympics underway, millions around the world stare in awe at the amazing athletic feats in everything from boxing to sprinting to  kayaking — and yes, even rhythmic gymnastics. Jokes aside, every athlete at the Olympics is among the best in the world at their respective. sport. None ended up at the Olympics by accident. But one group of… 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

Build Big Biceps Without Curls

Ever since I was a kid, I’d wanted big biceps. From Arnold bustin’ out of his camo in Predator and Scott Steiner kissing his biceps on WCW, big arms said it all. They were a staple of having a strong, bad ass body. Guns. Pythons. Pipes. Whatever you wanted to call them, I wanted them. Fifteen years later, the fact… Keep Reading

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Bach’s Bites: How to Cook a Mouth-Watering Skillet Steak

Why do most people struggle to get jacked or lean? In most cases, it’s not an unwillingness to train or lack of nutrition knowledge. It’s implementation. In training, that means actually getting the work down. In nutrition, that means putting down the PopTarts and learning how to prepare food that keeps you on track and getting ripped. And while I understand… Keep Reading

Low Back Pain, Part 2: Why Core Training Counts

Guest Post By Chris Diamantakos My recent post on “Low Back Pain Stretches: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly“ struck a chord. The article focused on how some back pain stretches could actually make things worse. It went on to offer alternatives. But that’s only part of the puzzle. Equally important: core training, the subject of this post. Specific… Keep Reading

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Should You Workout Every Day?

Should you workout every day? Training every day must be the best way of getting the lean, athletic body you’re after. You’ll lose fat and build muscle. Guaranteed! After all, a 22-year-old personal trainer said so on Facebook. And he’s got the selfies to back it up. It worked for him, so it will work for you. Whether it’s squatting… Keep Reading

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The Best Challenge Workouts to Turbo-Charge Fat Loss

Torching fat and preserving your hard earned muscle requires you to train like a strong, disciplined, badass. That means any old routine won’t cut it if you want to be jacked, strong, and athletic. That requires something extra; a more sinister approach. And your lifting isn’t the problem. You dig the weights. They get you bigger and stronger. And make… Keep Reading

The Online Training Bullshit Detector™

If you believe the hype, online training is the wave of the future. It:  Is more cost-effective than in-person training  Offers scheduling flexibility for both trainers and clients   Is a financial windfall to trainers. It gets them out of rat-race of trading time for money during horrible split shifts. What’s not to like? Hell, everyone should be an online trainer,… Keep Reading

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Low Back Pain Stretches: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Guest Post By Chris Diamantakos Low back pain is as common as it is brutal. No wonder so many people turn to low back stretches to relieve the pain. But here’s the sad truth: The wrong stretches make a bad situation worse. But the right stretches, done correctly, will help alleviate your pain. You’ll get back on track to looking better… Keep Reading

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Is It Better to Do Cardio Before or After Lifting?

 What First:  Cardio or Weights? You’re ambitious.  You love to train. The post-workout endorphine rush is like a drug, sending a dopamine rush coursing through your veins and bringing euphoria to your mind. Problem is, your body isn’t changing. Your strength is actually decreasing. You’re making a key mistake: You’re doing cardio before heavy lifting. But you’re not alone. What… Keep Reading

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For Fitness Professionals Only: Online Business Coaching

Just as every personal training client is different, every fitness business is different. What works for some doesn’t work for others. A custom approach is always best. Just reading blog posts won’t get you jacked. And just reading about generic business development ideas won’t improve your cash flow. What you need is action. Clear, goal-driven, focused action. Which leads me… Keep Reading

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How To Look Like An Olympic Athlete

With the Olympics underway, millions around the world stare in awe at the amazing athletic feats in everything from boxing to sprinting to  kayaking — and yes, even rhythmic gymnastics. Jokes aside, every athlete at the Olympics is among the best in the world at their respective. sport. None ended up at the Olympics by accident. But one group of… Keep Reading

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