Entries Tagged ‘gym’

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 […]

Effectively Logging your Workouts

If you’re reading this, you should be logging your workouts.  Unless you have a freakshow memory, you just aren’t going to remember all the important stuff – and if you do this long enough, all the days/weeks/months/years tend to blend into each other and before you know it, you’re going to the gym to hit […]

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!

Q&A for 9/11/15 – progress pics and weight selection

Here we go – a couple of good questions this week that come up all the time. I feel like I’m making good progress, but then I look at my photos and I’m like *gag* – what am I doing wrong? Honestly – as I tell my clients, the problem is that you’re a terrible […]

The biggest mistakes to kill your gains

I wouldn’t say I’m a trendsetter, but I do hate to just do what everyone else is doing for the sake of fitting in.  Therefore, I refuse to make this a “Top 5…” or “Top 10…” style post, because a) I assume I’m not the only person on the planet spending less time on Facebook […]

By popular demand!

New and exciting things being cooked up in the Five Starr Physique labs (aka, my Macbook).

Wrist wraps: the 411

Another gym accessory firmly in the “non-essential but nice to have” category:  wrist wraps, for added stability on pressing movements.  In this video I talk about why and how to use them, and also review the wraps that Nordic Lifting sent me to get my take on. Nordic Lifting wrist wraps on

Proper deadlift technique

When executed correctly, few things can develop the posterior chain quite like the deadlift.  This move utilizes hip and knee extension to pick a heavy weight up from the ground, and with a few pointers doesn’t have to be made much more complicated than that. The video details precisely how to position yourself correctly at […]

Video: Lifting straps explained

As I explain in the introduction to the video, it seems nobody really understands how to use lifting straps correctly.  If you search around you’ll certainly be inundated with opinions on why straps are good, bad, or downright evil – but we’re going to completely sidestep that discussion for now.  This video assumes you’ve found […]

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