10 Minute Warm Up to Increase Strength

One thing I started doing before I lift weights is implementing a warm up that includes some form of stretching and light movement patterns that will not only get your joints and target muscles firing before lifting heavier weights, but also allow you to get some form of light conditioning in as well. Here’s how…

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3 Things [Besides Training and Nutrition] Needed for Fat Loss

You all know to get ‘ripped’, must of us need to plan our meals and eat better , lift weights and do some sort of conditioning. But what about the other pieces of the puzzle? There are quite a few other factors that go into getting lean and mean for summer that don’t involve training or nutrition, but will…

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Burn Out Sets with Bands

Of course I love to lift bars and dumbbells, but there’s one tool in my training toolbox that’s been making an appearance a little more often – resistance bands. They’re great for getting a good squeeze on certain movements, especially for your upper body. Here’s how I do it: I currently break down my lifting…

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Fear: Embrace It or Let It Paralyze You

Once my wife and I had Mia, just over a year ago my view on a lot of things started to change. I openly started to care less about views of others and started to care more about the views in MY heart and in my gut. I started living with a few simple rules,…

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Want to Get Strong? Ditch the Weights

…a couple days per week. Before you decide to freak out, hear me out and read the rest of this post. When we first came up in the gym, many of us were told to train 6 days a week, focusing on 1 body part per day. I guess it worked well. I mean, anything…

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The Perfect Workout for Imperfect Situations

Damn. Been a crazy weekend. Yesterday was a super busy caffeine-infused work fest. Long day of morning training sessions at the PIT, the spent a few hours shooting a bunch of new training videos for my membership site (don’t forget to subscribe to the YT channel!). I didn’t get home until much later in the…

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Get Jacked Arms with 1 Simple Training Tool

If you’ve been in the gym some time, I’m sure you know all about training your arms. Those are usually the first things you learn how to pump up in the high school weight room. But what about the forgotten (and maybe even arguably most important) part of arm training? Your forearms. Your forearm strength…

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How to Lose 12 Pounds in 6 Weeks

Summer’s coming and you want to drop about 12-15 pounds. After all, you don’t want to be the guy sipping on Skinny Girl margaritas while wearing your t-shirt in the pool – right? It’s easy in today’s age to get caught up in crazy 5,000 rep workouts, hours upon hours of cardio, or crazy nutrition…

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3 Must-Do Back Exercises to Increase Muscle and Pulling Power

There are 3 exercises that have been staples in my Back training routine for years and there’s a good reason why they should start to part of yours. But first, lets cover why training for a strong back is mandatory if you’re looking to up muscle mass or add more weight on the bar while…

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The Only Time You Truly Fail Is When You Do This

How’s your day going? Good? Bad? Did you screw up yet? If not, don’t worry…the day’s not over 🙂 What you do when you do mess up is more important as actually doing it. What you need to know first is one simple quote from legendary coach John Wooden. “You are not a failure until you start blaming…

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