Author Archives: Jersey Beast

Climbing Billboards in NYC, Enjoying Life, and When ‘Out-Working’ Becomes a Problem

You only get one shot at life, and it seems the older we get the more we either embrace or forget that simple fact. When you’re in your 20’s I’m sure you were fearless. I know I was. I’ve had my nose broken, broke a few myself, started a business, climbed a billboard in Times Square (thanks…

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Memorial Day, How to Spot Strong Bro a Mile Away, and the Workouts to Help You Become One Yourself

Before we get into how you can add strong slabs of beef to your frame, remember – today’s Memorial Day. The official start of summer. But what makes this day different than all the other holidays that honor our servicemen and women? It’s a day to remember the fallen. Those who have given the ultimate…

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7 Days of Eating Barbecue for Breakfast, Losing Body Fat, and Training While Cycling Carbs

Is it bad that I’ve been eating pulled pork and brisket every morning since the 5 year anniversary party at the gym? (Does that put me in ketosis, bro?) Hey, leave me alone. I have to make up for the fact that I didn’t really get to eat that day because of my stomach bug…

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How to Get Your Conditioning in WHILE Lifting for MORE Fat Loss

Quick post today on conditioning! So yesterday I was a little pressed for time during my chest workout. It was late 9:30pm, and I wanted to get home after a long day. But since I was feeling a little better after my stomach bug and since I dropped a few pounds (and everyone saying how lean…

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Stomach Bugs, Weight and Strength Loss, and Striking Out Looking

This weekend was a ROUGH one. I lost some muscle and strength and spent a couple days throwing up. I took my at-bat and struck out – but refused to strike out looking. I spent all day Saturday prepping for our big 5 year anniversary party at the gym the following day, and around 3pm…

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Knee Blowouts, Set Backs, and Cool Towel Trick Improve Squat Depth

There was a time when my squat wasn’t so great (not that they are now). It was February 2009, and just 3 months after my last bodybuilding competition. I just got done having the ACL and meniscus in my right knee reconstructed after shredding it in a freak football accident (what a birthday present). I…

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Baby Vomit and Training Out of the Trunk of Your Car

It all started yesterday when I was driving my 15 month old daughter to my mom’s for the day. I was about halfway there and all of a sudden I turn around and she’s choking and vomiting all over the car! I freak out, pull over and rip her out of the car seat, ready…

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Protein Shakes vs. Meal Replacement Shakes

Protein is said to the the macro that builds muscle, so it’s no surprise that protein shakes are one of the biggest sellers when it comes to supplements. One question I hear all the time is “Should I get a meal replacement?” The answer is NO. Don’t “get” a meal replacement. If you need to replace…

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The Age Old Question: “Should I Get Huge First or Ripped First?”

You finally decided to start taking your training to the next level and want to dial in your nutrition, but you’re faced with a dilemma: Do you cut your calories and get lean before adding muscle -or- should you bulk up, add muscle, and then strip all the the body fat off. Loaded question. This…

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Simplify + Patience = Win the Gym Game

We live in a world where the and ‘next best thing’ in the gym sells. Just read any bodybuilding magazine cover: “Crazy New Diet to Get Inside-Out Lean” “Add 2 Inches to Your Arms in 1 Month” “New Supplement Guaranteed to Boost Fat Loss” “5 Killer Shake Weight Exercises to Improve Grip Strength” Is this…

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