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I Forgot To Work Out For Seven Years

Guest Post By Alex Cain This is a fitness plan like no other that begins with the story of that time I forgot to work out for seven years. But don’t judge me. After all, everyone falls off the wagon now and then, right?  Why should future fitness trainers be the exception? Here’s how I turned things around — and… Keep Reading

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Pain and Gratitude

I need to share where I am today. Two nights ago, my wife and I had to put down our Golden Retriever, Rocky. Days earlier, Rocky had been brightening our lives — as he’s done for four years. It was the most abrupt and painful ending imaginable to what we both held very dear. He was our Rock. Our best… Keep Reading

28 Tips to Build Muscle and Strength

Let’s keep this simple. I turned 28 this past week and honestly, this is the first time I sat back and thought…. Holy shit. I’m creepin’ in on 30. And while I don’t feel older, a few interesting things happen when you enter your late(r) 20’s. The real world smacks you up a few times. For me, training is iron… Keep Reading

Why Everyone Needs To Deadlift

Why Everyone Needs To Deadlift

Guest Post By Johnny Tea You were meant to deadlift. Yes, I’m talking to you — no matter who you are. Believe it or not, deadlifts are good for you and can actually help prevent injury while unleashing your inner badass. Deadlifts can help get you in shape — or back in shape. It’s a topic I explore in my free… Keep Reading

Finding Time For Fitness

How To Make Time For Exercise

Like most busy men, Ben found it hard to make time for fitness. He was overstressed and out of shape, running from meeting to meeting and living in a constant state of chaos. That was quite a contrast to five years ago when Ben was in great shape. He was a beast who did CrossFit and could kick ass in the gym… Keep Reading

5 Ways To Stay In Shape At Age 40+

Five Ways To Stay in Shape At Age 40+

If you’re over 40, can you live up to the saying: “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better!” Can you stay in shape, or is it all downhill? Can you avoid the pain of achy joints and the disappointment of losing muscle strength? Consider the story I posted on Facebook a few weeks ago about a guy who trains at… Keep Reading

5 ways to get strong

Five Surprising Ways to Get Strong Fast

Every successful lifter agrees on one thing: the gym is for getting bigger and stronger. And no wonder getting as strong as possible makes every goal inside and outside the gym easier. Thus, the question becomes: “How do I continue to get stronger?” Maximizing strength is all about creating tension. That’s why “stay tight” is the most common cue in… Keep Reading

3 Strength Training Secrets That Guarantee Progress

  Guest Post by Eric Weinbrenner You’ve found the gym to be such an an interesting and worthwhile place that you spend more than a little spend time there, despite your busy schedule. But are you really making the best use of your time at the gym? Or are you stuck in a rut that is slowing progress? Time to… Keep Reading

Two Types Of Clients NOT To Train Online

The Two Types of Clients NOT to Train Online

By Eric Bach, CSCS is a personal trainer, author, and fitness business coach in Denver, Colorado. Eric’s passion is on simplifying the process of building an online fitness business and helping trainers overcome information overload to a build a successful fitness brand. For free marketing, sales, and content tips join the Bach Performance Hybrid Fitness Business Community here.  If you’re a personal trainer… Keep Reading

Look, Feel, and Perform Like an Athlete

Physique Training For Athletes: Look, Feel, and Perform Superhuman

Physique training for athletes? WTF? Is that a joke? Training for physique and improving athletic performance are often seen as opposite goals. Which brings us to a common cliché: “opposites attract.” And like most clichés, this one contains a large measure of truth. But does it apply to training for physique (lookin’ better naked) and improving performance? More importantly, can… Keep Reading

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