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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The Drop Set – Episode 77: OIympia 2018 Recap, Grab Bag (3 Mini Topics!)

Time to break down the 2018 Olympia in relatively quick fashion, but first a weekly recap of my week that was surely WAY more exciting than that and a segment covering three topics I’ve gone into depth on previously but felt the need to address again briefly – quick hits!
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The Drop Set – Episode 76: Life of a Prep Coach and What it Takes

Something a little different today – a peek into my life as a coach and, for those curious about whether it’s something THEY can do, I break down the good/bad points of it and discuss some of the skills necessary to be good at it!
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A Podcast Primer – How to Get Started Listening

Why Podcasts are Awesome While they are extremely popular with a certain population, there are a LOT of people – and I’m thinking YOU, the reader of this, may be one of them – that has yet to jump.  Maybe you don’t know what the big deal is, or it just doesn’t seem as intuitive to jump in to as...
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The Drop Set – Episode 74: Transgender Competitors

Based on feedback I got just discussing this topic with people before recording this episode, I know it will NOT be popular and many won’t want to hear it – I’m ok with that, but I also think it makes for a FASCINATING conversation that raises a lot of interesting questions that don’t have obvious solutions.  Worth a listen!  Also,...
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Women’s Physique Blueprint

Of all the divisions a woman can compete in at a bodybuilding competition, Women’s Physique is the one that has the most comprehensive requirements for overall physique development and balance.  This means that this workout plan is not only a great match for that division, but also for ANYONE – man or woman – looking for a plan that will...
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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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