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 Tagged ‘bikini’
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.
Everyone with a coach has a love/hate relationship with progress pics. They can be a great reminder of how far you’ve come, forcing you to see yourself as the camera captures you. They can also be a pain in the ass and a frustrating “raw” view of a body you are trying hard to move […]
With the end of the year quickly approaching, bodybuilders everywhere are thinking about the inevitable start of their prep for an early spring show or deciding exactly what show(s) to hit for the upcoming year. How do you pick the show that’s right for you? There are many factors to consider, so let’s dive in. […]
Last week the NPC and IFBB shared a joint announcement introducing the division of a new “classic physique” division for men, described as being in-between the current men’s physique and bodybuilding divisions. There were be mandatory poses and routines, and attire will be “spandex trunks/shorts” – so once again, legs will matter. Watch the full […]
What kind of protocols do you advocate for peak week? Peak week is a funny thing. Everyone thinks of the week before the show as being the difference maker and the thing that’s finally going to get them looking stage-ready. Hint: if you’re expecting a miracle, it ain’t happenin’. Peak week protocols have a larger […]