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Best Alternatives to the Big Three Lifts

Think you need to bench, squat, and deadlift to make gains? Think again. When it comes to building a strong, aesthetic body, weightlifting is king. Things like conditioning, mobility, and corrective exercise have their place, but most things boil down to picking up heavy objects, and setting them back down. The exact way you implement […]


Hybrid Training for Fat Loss

You can train for strength, you can train for size, or you can combine the two to create the perfect storm of fat loss.

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NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Product Review

Product Review: NSCA-CSCS Certification I get a lot of questions about products, books, credentials, business resources, and more as my business grows. So, to answer once and for all, I’m going to begin a new series which I’ll periodically update as I go – product reviews. Not a sales review designed to sell a product, […]


The 80/20 Rule for Healthy Living

There is a well-known theory in the world of entrepreneurship called Pareto’s Principle, or the 80/20. Made popular by life-hackers such as Tim Ferriss, Pareto’s principle is a rule that can affect all areas of life, not just business.  The idea behind the 80/20 rule, called Pareto’s principle after an Italian economist, is that 80% of […]


Flexible Dieting for the Busy Life: The Stress-Free Way to Hit Your Macros, Forever.

Life is crazy. I like to think of myself as being pretty busy, but I’m well aware that my schedule is nothing compared to some. I know plenty of people working multiple jobs, or 60-hour work weeks, and with everything happening, fitness and diet adherence can seem like the last thing you want to deal […]


Advanced Nutrition Made Easy: Carb Cycling

In case you haven’t noticed, new weight loss tricks pop all the time. Pills, elimination diets, five-minute workout programs, and more spam tabloid covers. It doesn’t help that big time celebrities like Dr. Oz push products that are absolutely worthless, but that’s a story for another day.   As you may or may not know, […]


Turbocharge Your Squat Workout with Depth Jumps

Ah yes, leg day. The worst (or best, if your the sadistic type). The day where the men are separated from the boys, where it’s you vs. the iron in a test of brute strength. Tell me if this scene sounds familiar. You walk into the gym, all ready for the day from hell that […]


On Conditioning, Cardio, and Getting Ripped to Shreds

HIIT. LISS. There are all kinds of cardio you can do, all with pros and cons, and all can be useful if used properly. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably read articles from all viewpoints. Maybe you’ve heard that only sprinting works, or that fasted cardio is the best to burn fat, or maybe […]


The Greatest Protein Nutella Brownie Recipe of All Time

Generations from now, we will pass down stories to our grandchildren, telling them of the good old days. The days in which one had to vigorously shake powder and fluid together,. over and over, until the two formed a perfectly blended, anabolic beverage of the gods, without which not a single gain could be made. Until one day, this day, everything changed.

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