The Drop Set – Episode 16: Chest Training Tips, Bodybuilding & Travel

Chest:  every guy overtrains it, so why isn’t every guy busting out of their shirt?  Because they are doing it WRONG – listen in on how to fix it.  Also, when you need to travel and have to take your gains with you, I have some tips to make the process a little less painless.  A little preparation goes a...
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The Drop Set – Episode 13: Range of Motion, Dealing with Long Breaks

There’s no sense in getting fancy with partial range of motion until you really understand what FULL range of motion is like and how to know if you’re achieving it.  It might not be as simple as you think!  Also – when life throws something at you that forces you to take extended time off (like surgery or something similar),...
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Picking the right show for you

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.  In no particular order: Schedule...
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Emotional thinking

People often ask me where I stand on certain topics.  What I think about this training style, that diet, some product, whichever method of cardio, you name it.  I live and exist in this industry, so it’s good to have opinions on things and be able to explain and articulate those opinions to others. Something I think we need less...
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Spots filling up quickly!

If there’s one thing I feel sets me apart from other coaches out there, it’s the level of engagement I maintain with my team members.  I keep the quantity low to keep the quality high.  Spots for the 2013 competitive season are filling up quickly – if you want to try your hand at competing, or if you already have...
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Strategizing for 2013

It’s all about strategy, right?  If Sun Tzu was a bodybuilder, this would be his favorite time of year.  The competitive bodybuilding season kicks off in late March – though for those of us in Asheville, the earliest shows nearby are in mid-April.  That puts the New Year as the time when many will be starting their 16-week prep diets,...
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