The Drop Set – Episode 24: Meal Timing, Macros 201, Bodybuilding Fads

Just how important is your meal timing in the grand scheme of things?  You’ve got some experience with flexible dieting, but how do you know if it’s really doing what it should?  Is there a time to put it on the shelf or adjust your approach?  I also give my take on some of the more recent bodybuilding fads and trends...
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The Drop Set – Episode 18: Home Gyms, Workout Partners, and Body Fat Testing

What are the pros and cons of working out in a home gym?  Take it from someone who has done a lot of programming for garage warriors.  Also, are workouts really better if you have a partner?  I go over the good and the bad there as well.  And finally, body fat percentage testing – why should you care, if...
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Emotional thinking

People often ask me where I stand on certain topics.  What I think about this training style, that diet, some product, whichever method of cardio, you name it.  I live and exist in this industry, so it’s good to have opinions on things and be able to explain and articulate those opinions to others. Something I think we need less...
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My coaching principles and philosophies

I am sometimes asked outright by inquisitive people exactly what my priorities and strategies are when it comes to getting someone stage ready.  It’s a totally fair question, and a monologue that is part of my standard orientation for people when they first join the team.  Every competitor is a unique individual with their own needs and particulars, but there...
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Pros and cons of hiring an online prep coach

In the world of competitive bodybuilding – which for the sake of this discussion is the term we will use to also cover bikini, figure, and men’s & women’s physique – one thing is certain:  if you go it alone, the potential for things to suck goes way up. Most people recognize the need for some sort of guidance to...
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Spots filling up quickly!

If there’s one thing I feel sets me apart from other coaches out there, it’s the level of engagement I maintain with my team members.  I keep the quantity low to keep the quality high.  Spots for the 2013 competitive season are filling up quickly – if you want to try your hand at competing, or if you already have...
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