8 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Macro Plan

8 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Macro Plan We’ve all heard the hype, right? Macros are LIFE!!! If you’re still following a meal plan, you’re so behind the times I can eat whatever I want and still drop body fat! If you haven’t tried macro-based dieting (IIFYM, flexible dieting, etc) you’ve probably heard a friend or 3 who has spout...
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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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The Drop Set – Episode 86: 10 Ways to Screw Up Your Prep, Are Studies Worth Following?

Ever had a prep that didn’t turn out quite the way you had envisioned when you started?  If your hand isn’t up, your a liar – there, I said it!  Today I break down my top 10 reasons WHY so that we can strategize on how to prevent things from turning south.  Also, it’s becoming ever popular to cite scientific...
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The Drop Set – Episode 84: Is MFP Premium Worth it? Convergence-Free Pressing, Plateau Busting Tips & Tricks

If you’re a fan of macros, you probably use MyFitnessPal – today we’re going to dive into the Premium version and see if it’s worth or not.  ALSO:  some of my best tips for busting through fat loss plateaus, and a quick tip on pressing for chest and shoulder days.
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The Drop Set – Episode 82: FROM THE ROAD! Travel/prep Update, Intensity Scaling

The Drop Set has gone mobile!  Recorded entirely on my phone from the backyard at my parents house with a special guest appearance from my mom (ha!), I give the full rundown on my (mostly minor) travel snafus, how I’ll fix them going forward, and also tackle a great question:  “how do I know if/when I’m working hard enough?”
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The Drop Set – Episode 81: Special Guest, IFBB Figure Pro and Posing Coach Kimberley Helm

This episode is all about my extended interview with IFBB Figure Pro and posing coach Kimberley Helm.  She shares her passion for all things bodybuilding as we discuss how she approaches the sport mentality, the differences between prep and offseason and why both are needed to be successful, and shares some posing tips and tricks as well – LOTS of info...
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The Drop Set – Episode 80: Epic Listener Q&A!

It’s finally here, a GREAT compendium of listener-provided questions that I take the opportunity to riff on for 5-15 minutes each.  Covering topics ranging from “only one bodybuilder in a household” to “why does the NPC basically sanction drug use?” to a follow-up on Monday’s “cheat hacks” discussion.  You won’t want to miss this!
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The Drop Set – Episode 79: Cheat Meal and Cheat HACKS!

A discussion near and dear to all of our hearts…cheat meals!  What’s best, what to avoid, and if situations might dictate a different answer to those questions at times.  Also, cheat HACKS – things that might feel like cheating but are totally ok – realistically, how to make your diet more palatable while on a deficit and calories are more restricted. ...
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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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