Video Update! Form Fix – Behind the Neck Barbell Press

Video Update!  Form Fix – Behind the Neck Barbell Press If there was a movie ever made about bodybuilding in general, this exercise would be most likely to be cast in the role of chief antagonist.  Tremendously misunderstood and often feared because it is so frequently executed with such atrocious form, I thought it only fair that we give it...
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Video Update! Form Fix – Rack Deadlift

Video Update! Form Fix – Rack Deadlift Hot off the presses in my Form Fix video series on YouTube, this time we’re going to break down the rack deadlift – a horribly misunderstood movement and we’re gonna fix that shit right now. Why you’d include rack deadlifts in your routine The point of the rack dead is to give you all...
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Form Fix – 1 Arm DB Row

Video Update!  Form Fix:  1 Arm DB Row In my latest video update in the Form Fix series I’m posting to YouTube, I’m tackling an exercise that I consider to be a bit of a litmus test for a client as I just start working with them. If you’ve read anything about the way I coach, you know I do not take...
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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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Shoulders Lagging? Fix Your Lateral Raise Form!

Your Lateral Raise Form Might Suck – Let’s Fix It! Shoulders can be stubborn to get growing, and often times it comes down to execution.  Many trainers, coaches, and programmers these days are starting the trend of easing up on heavy pressing work, because the shoulder is a complex joint (I’ve often said the most complex joint, but a former client...
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Understanding Tempo

An Introduction to Tempo-Based Lifting One of the most often overlooked components when executing (or hell…writing!) a training program is tempo.  It’s easy to say “4 sets of 10, go!” and just bang those suckers out rapid fire.  Or maybe you’ve got a little more experience and you understand the value in slowing things down and keeping things at a...
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Ascending 3’s – My Fool-Proof Ass-Kicking Training Protocol

Ascending 3’s – My Fool-Proof Ass-Kicking Training Protocol Bodybuilders are always looking for an edge.  Whether it’s a change in their diet, some new supplement, a new workout program or a magical pair of shorts that will help your quads grow, we tend to grasp at straws and leaving nothing to chance – we’re going to try everything.  Eventually we all...
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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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