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Building Strength

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


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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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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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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The Back Squat Done Right

Despite being a popular exercise, most folks and jacking up their back squat. Tsk. Tsk. Unless staying weak and opening the door for injury sound good, you need to optimize your squat pattern.  In this extended guest blog post, Kennet Waale digs into the back squat and covers… *How breathing better and improving mobility is essential for safety.  * A Miley… Keep Reading

Vertical jump

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

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


Fitness Guide to Parkinson’s Law: How to Lose Fat Faster

Flashback to 2014. My days all started the same: Up at 4:00 a.m., a cup of black coffee, and heading to the gym. Then, in a caffeine infused blitzkrieg, the day was on. Clients from 5 am to 6 or 7 pm, with a few one-hour breaks. These one-hour breaks were a godsend. Besides getting off my feet, they were… Keep Reading


What No One Tells you About Vitamin D

Is a lack of basic vitamins causing you to lose gains? Pull up your chairs and get ready for class: We’re talkin’ about the D. Vitamin D that is. We’ll dig into the role of Vitamin D and more specifically, why getting more of it is essential to optimizing health, maximizing gym performance, and looking great naked. Nearly every receptor in… Keep Reading

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