Finish Them!

Finish Them – KNOW when you’re done! There’s nothing quite like a quality finisher after a hard-ass workout, and that’s the premise behind this entire split.  All workouts feature an FST-7 style finisher to wrap up the punishment session, designed to maximize blood flow, promote growth, and help recalibrate your internal “intensity meter” so you push HARDER more frequently Note: ...
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Workout Logging: My Secret to Force Progressive Overload

Let's start with a quiz.  It's simple, so don't worry.  It'll take about 3 seconds, and then I'll call for pencils down.  Ready?  GO! Are you a human being? Do you like to lift? Do you hate hitting plateaus? If you answered 'yes' to all of those questions, then you should be logging your workouts.
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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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Wrecking Ball

Sometimes, you don’t NEED anything super fancy.  You need basic, sound programming that emphasize the principles that matter the most for growth – tension and fatigue!  The pump will be there as well for sure, but with these workouts I want to pull you into a slightly darker place and break down the walls around your comfort zone….hence the name!...
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The Drop Set – Episode 60 (mini): Gym Routine Talk!

So easy to overlook – but outside of the actual LIFT, what else do you do at the gym when you’re there?  Let’s talk warmups, stretching, what to bring and what (not) to wear.  It depresses me that the last part of that is necessary but alas, it’s 2018 and here we are.
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The Drop Set – Episode 58: Building My New Diet LIVE, John Meadows Training Program Review

It’s been a wild summer but I’m BACK and we have big plans for the weeks and months ahead.  I kick things off this week as I week you through an unrehearsed construction of my new cutting diet.  I talk about what my macros are and why, how many meals I’m having, we’ll build them all from scratch, make mistakes...
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Varying approaches and strategies for training legs

There are a billion (precisely…I counted) articles online talking about the best way to train legs, why you NEED to train them twice a week, why training them more than once a week is a bad idea, or why you should only squat and forget everything else. This is not one of those articles. Instead I will talk about various...
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The Drop Set – Episode 5: Gym Efficiency & Coping w/Holidays!

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!
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