Shoulders Lagging? Fix Your Lateral Raise Form!

Your Lateral Raise Form Might Suck – Let’s Fix It! Shoulders can be stubborn to get growing, and often times it comes down to execution.  Many trainers, coaches, and programmers these days are starting the trend of easing up on heavy pressing work, because the shoulder is a complex joint (I’ve often said the most complex joint, but a former client...
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The Drop Set – Episode 78: Darin Update, Awesome Q&A!

At last my prayers have been answered as I got a couple of GREAT questions this week that really gave me the opportunity to flesh out some proper discussion on topics that will apply to a lot of people.  Also, an update on all my goings on!
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Understanding Tempo

An Introduction to Tempo-Based Lifting One of the most often overlooked components when executing (or hell…writing!) a training program is tempo.  It’s easy to say “4 sets of 10, go!” and just bang those suckers out rapid fire.  Or maybe you’ve got a little more experience and you understand the value in slowing things down and keeping things at a...
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The Drop Set – Episode 77: OIympia 2018 Recap, Grab Bag (3 Mini Topics!)

Time to break down the 2018 Olympia in relatively quick fashion, but first a weekly recap of my week that was surely WAY more exciting than that and a segment covering three topics I’ve gone into depth on previously but felt the need to address again briefly – quick hits!
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Video update: Progress Photo Strategies & Posing Basics

Progress Photo Strategies and Posing Basics for Bodybuilding Progress pics – I know how much we all love them, right? So let’s make them easier AND better. In this video I break down lighting and take you through my house so you can see what works and what doesn’t. We take a break for a couple minutes to go over...
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A Podcast Primer – How to Get Started Listening

Why Podcasts are Awesome While they are extremely popular with a certain population, there are a LOT of people – and I’m thinking YOU, the reader of this, may be one of them – that has yet to jump.  Maybe you don’t know what the big deal is, or it just doesn’t seem as intuitive to jump in to as...
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New Video – 2018 Photo Shoot Prep Diet Breakdown

A Slighty Different Daily Diary I know, you’ve all seen a ton of boring-ass “this is what I eat in a day” videos from bodybuilders of all sorts – but in this video, while I do focus a bit on the “what” I also want to break down the WHY – regarding meal composition, nutrient timing, number of meals, and...
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The Drop Set – Episode 74: Transgender Competitors

Based on feedback I got just discussing this topic with people before recording this episode, I know it will NOT be popular and many won’t want to hear it – I’m ok with that, but I also think it makes for a FASCINATING conversation that raises a lot of interesting questions that don’t have obvious solutions.  Worth a listen!  Also,...
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