Understanding Progressive Overload

Understanding Progressive Overload

If you haven’t been ignoring me since I started writing these posts or doing my podcast (and really…who could blame you if you have been?) then you know all about my mildly inappropriate infatuation with progressive overload. At it’s core, it is the...
Transitioning out of a cutting phase

Transitioning out of a cutting phase

To be clear, bodybuilding is tough even on the easiest days.  There’s so much going on – meal prep, eating everything, hitting cardio, and attacking your workouts with an appropriate intensity so that your body get a clear signal of what you’re...

September 2nd Q&A: peak week, off-season planning

What kind of protocols do you advocate for peak week? Peak week is a funny thing.  Everyone thinks of the week before the show as being the difference maker and the thing that’s finally going to get them looking stage-ready.  Hint:  if you’re expecting a...
The First WPD Pro Show – What Happened?

The First WPD Pro Show – What Happened?

On Saturday, the 2012 IFBB Desert Muscle Classic was held in Mesa, Arizona.  While a very small show (as IFBB productions go), this show was very notable due to being the first professional show featuring the women’s physique division (WPD). WPD was introduced...
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