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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The Drop Set – Episode 7: Roles of a coach and reducing injury risk

Coaches come in all shapes and sizes and with a wide range of strengths and weaknesses.  I outline what I consider to be the primary roles a coach can fulfill so you can determine what’s important to you.  Also, how to reduce your risk of injury in a sport that should really be quite safe!
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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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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 shoulders only to pull into...
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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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The Drop Set – Episode 1

In the first episode of the brand new Five Starr Physique Podcast, I give a brief introduction of myself and also what I hope this podcast will be about in future episodes. I also cover two topics central to why we’re here in the first place:  what exactly is bodybuilding (and who exactly is a bodybuilder), and why you should...
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Posing for progress pics – why it’s important and how to do it

Everyone with a coach has a love/hate relationship with progress pics.  They can be a great reminder of how far you’ve come, forcing you to see yourself as the camera captures you.  They can also be a pain in the ass and a frustrating “raw” view of a body you are trying hard to move away from. The psychology of...
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