Author Archives: Jersey Beast

3 Shoulder Exercises You’re Not Doing for Beastly Delts

Shoulder presses, side lateral raises, and front lateral raises. These are the 3 exercises that usually make up the bulk of any guys typical shoulder workout. But, what if I said you could mix it up a bit, while getting SOLID results? Take a minute and ditch your standard bar presses and side lateral raises.…

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Why Your Bench Press Sucks and What You Can Do About It

As much as I’d like to tell you the bench press doesn’t matter I. Just. Can’t. It does. (Not sure why) but it’s always been the ultimate measure of a man who goes to the gym. You can total 1000 lbs on the squat and deadlift, but if you bench 135 and have 2 fully…

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5 Must-Have Supplements for More Muscle Mass

One of the questions I get all the time from guys who are looking to get bigger and stronger refers to supplements. “Coach, what can I take?”. My usual answer? [1] Take your ass to the gym and train hard. [2] Take your ass to the kitchen and prep your food. [3] Take your ass to…

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Broken Hips in the Woods and the Importance of Being in Running Shape (without Running to Get There)

It was about 5 years ago. My wife and I met up with her family at beautiful Ricketts Glenn State Park in Pennsylvania for a weekend camping trip. What was supposed to be a calm weekend away turned into a little more chaotic than expected – and a huge test of my conditioning. God, I…

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7 Simple Food Solutions to Bulk up or Lean Out

Most guys like us go in ‘seasons’. Their food selection is either focused on ONLY bulking or cutting. (I still have ‘bulking’ and ‘cutting’ clothes). Now while I know some of you reading this would like to argue the ‘new school’ mentality that these are merely the old way of doing things, and that you…

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How Sundays Can Make or Break Your Week [Try This.]

No matter what my workload looks like each week, I have a few ‘non-negotiables’ on Sundays. Every Sunday I try not to work and spend more time with my family, train in the afternoon, and get my meal prep out of the way. It sets me up for success for whats coming the week ahead.…

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So Your Legs (and the Rest of Your Body) Won’t Grow…Here’s What to Do…

I hear it all the time. “My legs are my strongest body part.” No shit. They’re involve the largest muscles of the body, and if your upper body is stronger than your legs, there’s a problem. I get it. You’re legs just won’t grow as fast as the rest of your body. Your chest is…

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Picking the Perfect Pre-Workout Powder Supplement

You have your training program dialed in, but you need that extra something. Energy. Pump, Mental clarity. Enter pre-workout powder. In addition to the top 4 supplements every guy should use, pre-workout powders have gained some traction in the last 10 years, and you want to know what all the hype is about. You start looking…

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7 Ways to Improve Mental Toughness In and Out of The Gym

Mental toughness. It can make or break your progress. When you’ve been training for a while, you know the feeling going though mental and physical peaks and valleys. Some weeks your dialed in, all your lifts are going up and you feel great. Other weeks you might feel unmotivated with your progress and start feel…

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The Body Weight, Do-Anywhere Bodybuilding Method That Will Get You Lean in No Time

Body weight workouts get a bad rap. In a bodybuilding world of “lift more weight” or “do more reps” we forget that body weight training can totally take your physique to the next level simply by hitting your muscles in a way that weights can’t. Not only do they improve ‘relative strength’ but there’s just…

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