Transitioning out of a cutting phase

To be clear, bodybuilding is tough even on the easiest days.  There’s so much going on – meal prep, eating everything, hitting cardio, and attacking your workouts with an appropriate intensity so that your body get a clear signal of what you’re supposed to be doing.  Building muscle, or at least preserving it when dieting. Having worked with hundreds of clients...
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September 2nd Q&A: peak week, off-season planning

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 impact – and are potentially...
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The First WPD Pro Show – What Happened?

On Saturday, the 2012 IFBB Desert Muscle Classic was held in Mesa, Arizona.  While a very small show (as IFBB productions go), this show was very notable due to being the first professional show featuring the women’s physique division (WPD). WPD was introduced last year at the national level NPC shows.  Any competitor who was nationally qualified could compete in...
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