The Drop Set – Episode 42: Sickness Recovery, Bodybuilding & Life Balance, NPC Guideline Issues: pt. 2

C’mon, get up, get down with the sickness!  Oh wait, no – let’s not.  Today I talk about what to expect when you DO get sick (tip:  you’re NOT losing all your gains), how to minimize the impacts of illness and getting back into the routine.  Also:  balancing bodybuilding and life can be hard, but there are things you can...
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The Drop Set – Episode 41: Occlusion/BFR Training, NPC Judging Creep

Ever wanted to be a bit more like the Ultimate Warrior but didn’t know where to start?  Occlusion bands might be the answer!  Do these things actually work and are they worth playing around with?  I dive into that as well as explaining how the NPC judging standards creep and evolve over time and why that is a HORRIBLE thing...
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The Drop Set – Episode 39: “I’m competing! Now what?”, Rep Ranges for Growth

Often times when a client finally picks a show they’re overcome with a moment of panic when they start thinking about all of the stuff NOT related to their diet and training that has to get done prior to a show.  Rest assured – there’s a lot to do but it’s VERY manageable.  In this episode I break it down...
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The Drop Set – Episode 38: Arthur Jones HIT, Genetics and Bodybuilding

Arthur Jones was the founder of Nautilus and had some pretty groundbreaking ideas on high intensity training (lifting – not to be confused with HIIT cardio).  In this episode I talk about what’s good (and not so good) with his protocol and with skill-based lifting programs generally.  Also, genetics and bodybuilding:  how important are they, what do they influence, and...
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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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The Drop Set – Episode 35: 2017 Review, R.E.A.L. Talk

In this SHORT episode, I do less of a “here’s what happened all year” recap and more of a “here’s how to evaluate your year” guide, including a R.E.A.L. Talk ™ strategy you can use to guide the process.  Happy New Year! (note:  this and the past few episodes have been in mono, I am aware of the issue and...
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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 33: Contest Prep vs. Not Prep, Judging Issues & Transparency

I get a lot of inquiries from people who are interested in a training program but NOT necessarily contest prep – here I discuss the particulars of how my philosophy changes based on someone’s goal, and you can apply some of this to your own programming as well if that describes you.  Also, my ideas on how to fix a...
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