What the Judges Want – Women’s Physique Division (WPD)

Since debuting in 2011, the women’s physique division has been steadily gaining in popularity, filling the void left by the not-so-willful departure of women’s bodybuilding from the competitive landscape as the latter was quietly swept under the rug by the powers that be, largely due to it’s lack of commercial appeal and excessive drug use required to be competitive. After...
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What the Judges Want: Bikini Division

Next up in my “What the Judges Want” series?  The one I knew when I started writing these that I would hate the most:  bikini.  If the judges themselves actually knew what they wanted with this division, it would help my writing efforts a ton – not to mention make life so much easier for all the women competing in...
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What the Judges Want: Figure Division

Bodybuilding competitions are always tricky, subjectively scored events – the old mantra of “you are your own competition” is 100% true, but at the same time if you can bring a better version of yourself to the stage and give the judges what they’re looking for at the same time, it can’t hurt, right? Of course knowing what the judges are...
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What you NEED in your gym bag to be prepared for everything!

Little known fact .. the secret to never ending gains lies in the contents of your gym bag! OK maybe not, but a properly loaded gym bag, with all the essentials is going to help you fly through your workouts more effectively, stay in the zone and will help you work through some common issues. Today I’ll walk you through...
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VIDEO! Bodybuilding Mistakes – Part 1: Neglecting Your Off Season

Is your progress slow to non-existent? Do you focus too much on getting (or staying) lean? If so, you’re likely selling your growth potential short. You don’t need to put on a bunch of excess weight, but shifting gears clearly into a growth phase is a hard but useful tactic you should consider. In this video I talk about WHY...
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The Drop Set – Episode 7: Roles of a coach and reducing injury risk

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!
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Varying approaches and strategies for training legs

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 I will talk about various...
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