Six Keys to a Successful Off-season

Six Keys to a Successful Off-season Back in episode 81 of my podcast (which you are already listening to, right?  If not, click here and redeem yourself – I’ll never know!) my guest was IFBB figure pro Kim Helm and she said something that I couldn’t possibly agree with any more. How your off-season goes determines how your prep goes...
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Evidence of Insanity – My 2018 Photo Shoot Prep by the Numbers

Evidence of Insanity – My 2018 Photo Shoot Prep by the Numbers My clients know this very well, and if you’ve read much on this site or follow me on social media you’ve probably gathered this as well:  I can get a bit crazy when it comes to collecting and analyzing data.  It’s my engineering background, I guess – it’s not ultimately what...
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7 Reasons Your Last Prep Sucked

7 Reasons Your Last Prep Sucked Raise your hand if you’ve tried to prep for a show and didn’t reach the finish line?  Yeah I see you out there.  You in the back, it’s ok – put your hand up, I can see it in your eyes…ok, there you go. Now raise your hand if you MADE it to show...
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How to Step Up Your Meal Prep Game in 6 Easy Steps

How to Step Up Your Meal Prep Game in 6 Easy Steps Raise your hand if you love spending time in the kitchen – looking, looking – yeah ok, didn’t think so.  It’s not my favorite place to spend time, but as a bodybuilder it’s not a place you can avoid and be successful so we’ve got to make the...
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7 Ways to Slay Your Cardio Harder

7 Ways to Slay Your Cardio Harder Spoiler alert:  whether your goal is competition prep for a bodybuilding show or just fat loss in general, cardio is going to be part of the equation.  There’s no realistic way around it.  For most of the people I talk to and work with, it’s absolutely viewed as a necessary evil. Now yes, there...
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Video update: Progress Photo Strategies & Posing Basics

Progress Photo Strategies and Posing Basics for Bodybuilding Progress pics – I know how much we all love them, right? So let’s make them easier AND better. In this video I break down lighting and take you through my house so you can see what works and what doesn’t. We take a break for a couple minutes to go over...
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New Video – 2018 Photo Shoot Prep Diet Breakdown

A Slighty Different Daily Diary I know, you’ve all seen a ton of boring-ass “this is what I eat in a day” videos from bodybuilders of all sorts – but in this video, while I do focus a bit on the “what” I also want to break down the WHY – regarding meal composition, nutrient timing, number of meals, and...
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What the Judges Want – Women’s Physique Division (WPD)

Women’s Physique Judging Standards Since debuting in 2011, the women’s physique division has been steadily gaining in popularity, filling the void left by the not-so-willful departure of women’s bodybuilding from the competitive landscape as the latter was quietly swept under the rug by the powers that be, largely due to it’s lack of commercial appeal and excessive drug use required...
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What the Judges Want: Figure Division

Bodybuilding competitions are always tricky, subjectively scored events – the old mantra of “you are your own competition” is 100% true, but at the same time if you can bring a better version of yourself to the stage and give the judges what they’re looking for at the same time, it can’t hurt, right? Of course knowing what the judges are...
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