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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The Drop Set – Episode 76: Life of a Prep Coach and What it Takes

Something a little different today – a peek into my life as a coach and, for those curious about whether it’s something THEY can do, I break down the good/bad points of it and discuss some of the skills necessary to be good at it!
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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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The Drop Set – Episode 25: What to Worry About?

Let’s be clear:  bodybuilding can be really quite basic.  OR, it can be SUPER complicated.  In this episode of The Drop Set I break down all the things that you might possibly need to be concerned about and divide them into tiers:  those for beginners, those for intermediate bodybuilders, and those for the advanced – not to mention the ones...
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The Drop Set – Episode 23: Motivation, Dealing with Guilt

Trouble staying motivated?  The problem may be with your overall approach and spending some time on your “why” might resolve things!  Also, dealing with food-related guilt!  AKA:  “Oops, I ate it again” – how this cycle can be destructive on your overall health and tips on how to break it.
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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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