01/14/2015 | fitness

Six Years to Six Hundred Pounds

How much do you deadlift? Regardless of whether it’s 400 or 700-pounds the answer that burns in the heart of every lifter is, “not enough.” Read more

12/31/2014 | fitness

Perfectionism: When Beautiful Isn’t Beautiful Enough

A new study from The Bandana Training Journal of Derision and Bro-Science confirming that 107% of Americans will resolve to lose at least 5 lbs this New Years. I’m not a mathematician, obviously, but I’m pretty sure that’s more than all of America. Read more

10/28/2014 | fitness

Deloading is a Waste of Your Time

A deload is a purposeful reduction in training volume & intensity for the purposes of recovery, injury prevention, and improved performance. By and large, I think the traditional week-long deload is a monumental waste of time. Read more

10/14/2014 | fitness

5 Training FAQ’s Answered Correctly

Ask a dozen different trainers a simple fitness question and you’re liable to get a dozen different answers. The aim of this article is to give you the simplest, most specific advice to a variety of questions people who lift weights ask all the time. Read more

07/30/2014 | fitness

The Science of Advanced Bodybuilding Exercise Prescription

Five years ago as I first watched Arnold training, I couldn’t help but let my mind wander – why was he using this rep range, why was he using momentum on his barbell curls, what is the purpose of his training program being laid out the way that it is? Read more

07/09/2014 | fitness

4 Strategies for a Bigger Bench

You want a bigger bench, I want a bigger a bench, everybody wants a bigger bench. The only people that exercise but don’t want a bigger bench are those that aren’t good at it and they have convinced themselves the lift doesn't really matter. Read more

07/02/2014 | fitness

Mastering the Pull Up

If you're anything like I was as a child, overly competitive and highly energetic, you probably remember the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. It was the one time of the year to lay your stakes as the most athletic kid in the class. Read more

07/01/2014 | fitness

World’s Greatest Warm-Up

How we prepare for a workout is vital. It’s the pre-battle ceremony…the ritual of warm-up….the commencement of ass-kick. Read more

06/18/2014 | fitness

My 7 Favorite Forms of “Cardio”

I hate cardio. The thought of sitting on some silly machine like a hamster going round and round for thirty minutes straight could almost make me physical ill. So I avoid it. Read more

06/11/2014 | fitness

Auto-Regulation Training

Every single strength training system in the world that has demonstrated repeated success at the highest levels has incorporated auto-regulation. Every one. Read more

06/02/2014 | fitness

Live Long, Lift Long

We all want to train for a long time, so why not start planning for the future now? Just a few simple modifications to your current training will undoubtedly have a huge impact on your entire body years down the line. Read more

04/28/2014 | fitness

Build Your Base

Getting results isn’t easy. Yo-yo programming without sound principles leads to frustration, stress, and giving up altogether, but put a premium on strength development and you’ll see the results. Read more

04/22/2014 | fitness

Choose Strength

I’m a big believer in the adage “success leaves clues,” and I’m very interested in looking at commonalities between people that are successful in various endeavors. Read more

02/04/2014 | fitness

How To Make Progress

The most difficult thing about following a workout program is deciding when exactly to change it. You’ve always got two voices in your head—the one telling you to stay the course and the other one tempting you to scrap the routine. Read more

11/18/2013 | fitness

Mass Acceleration - A beginners guide to adding size

It's damn near inevitable; every time I leave the house a stranger will approach me and make a comment about my size. Things weren't always like this though. Like many kids from my generation, I spent an exorbitant amount of time in front of a TV screen. Read more