Coaches come in all shapes and sizes and with a wide range of strengths and weaknesses. I outline what I consider to be the primary roles a coach can fulfill so you can determine what’s important to you. Also, how to reduce your risk of injury in a sport that should really be quite safe!
Entries for the ‘Bodybuilding Basics’ Category
There are a billion (precisely…I counted) articles online talking about the best way to train legs, why you NEED to train them twice a week, why training them more than once a week is a bad idea, or why you should only squat and forget everything else. This is not one of those articles. Instead […]
Some advice for the New Year’s crowds, my take on 2 very different approaches for off-season growth, and also a coach’s tips on how to search for an online coach!
If you’re reading this, you should be logging your workouts. Unless you have a freakshow memory, you just aren’t going to remember all the important stuff – and if you do this long enough, all the days/weeks/months/years tend to blend into each other and before you know it, you’re going to the gym to hit […]
More Q&A, a total softball thrown my way in “bodybuilding myths”, a discussion on how to be more efficient in the gym and also how to cope with holidays and all the associated food!
In episode 4 we do a little more Q&A, take a different spin on bodybuilding myths, discuss sleep quality and how to improve it, and finally start digging in to the nuts and bolts of proper lifting technique as we shift our focus on to creating muscular tension. Enjoy!
In Episode 3 of The Drop Set, I introduce two recurring segments – listener Q&A as well as a personal favorite of mine, bodybuilding myths. In the main segment I go over my top 5 do’s and dont’s of contest prep, focusing on planning, seeing the “big picture” and also helping maintain some perspective.
Guys tend to train chest a LOT. I see plenty of dudes in the gym who hit chest every day and yet it looks severely under-trained. Why? As with everything, the devil is in the details. Just doing the work is NEVER enough. How the work is executed is everything. So if we’re gonna hit chest, […]
In today’s episode of The Drop Set I offer an introductory course in macronutrient tracking: what are they, why do we care, and how to do it effectively!
In the first episode of the brand new Five Starr Physique Podcast, I give a brief introduction of myself and also what I hope this podcast will be about in future episodes. I also cover two topics central to why we’re here in the first place: what exactly is bodybuilding (and who exactly is a […]