Wrecking Ball

Sometimes, you don’t NEED anything super fancy.  You need basic, sound programming that emphasize the principles that matter the most for growth – tension and fatigue!  The pump will be there as well for sure, but with these workouts I want to pull you into a slightly darker place and break down the walls around your comfort zone….hence the name!...
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Figure Ready

Of all the divisions a woman can enter in a bodybuilding competition, Figure is the oldest and most established.  Judging standards evolve over time but the things that score high marks tend to be pretty consistent – capped shoulders, a pronounced V-taper with a small waist, good sweep to the quads, a densely muscled back and good separation in the...
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The Drop Set – Episode 67: Knox Classic Recap, Darin…has a Coach? How to get in to Online Coaching

I went to the Knox Classic this last weekend to take in the sights – and yeah, it’s an amateur show and YOU don’t know anyone there so I’ll spare you the gory details but I do have some takeaway thoughts.  And, spoiler alert, yes, I *DO* now have a coach (details around the 18:00 mark).  Also a great question...
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SMASH

I primarily work with bodybuilders and people who are concerned about aesthetics first and foremost, and the training programs I create are indicative of that.  But even bodybuilders like to train for strength sometimes – the different training modes absolutely deliver different results, but strength-based training – training that focuses on moving weight more than breaking down muscle – will still...
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The Drop Set – Episode 66: Making Macronutrient Substitutions

Want to make food substitutions to your meal plan but are uncomfortable in your skills and abilities to do so?  Learn the secrets as I go over a couple examples – a basic one where we change out a carb source, and a more complex example where changing a protein source has a cascading effect that necessitates other changes.  Also: ...
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