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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Turn Up the Volume

Turn Up the Volume Sometimes, if you want to make a difference you need to get really creative and dig DEEP into your toolbox to find the one element you should change to bust through a plateau and get your body back into growing and responding the way you want. And sometimes, it’s simpler – let’s just do more stuff THAT is...
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The Bodybuilding Pentathlon

The Bodybuilding Pentathlon pen·tath·lon /penˈtaTHlən,penˈtaTH(ə)ˌlän/ noun an athletic event comprising five different events for each competitor The Modern Pentathlon includes such diverse events as fencing, shooting, swimming, riding, and running.  I’m all about versatility, but the Bodybuilding Pentathlon is a bit more streamlined than that. My goal with this split was to create 5 workouts that all felt like events, in and...
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Finish Them!

Finish Them – KNOW when you’re done! There’s nothing quite like a quality finisher after a hard-ass workout, and that’s the premise behind this entire split.  All workouts feature an FST-7 style finisher to wrap up the punishment session, designed to maximize blood flow, promote growth, and help recalibrate your internal “intensity meter” so you push HARDER more frequently Note: ...
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Men’s Physique Blueprint

Five Starr Physique client Billy Meyer on stage at his first show. Men’s Physique Blueprint – Hitting the Aesthetic Demands If you’ve competed in or looked in competing in Men’s Physique, you probably have an idea of the type of aesthetic that gets rewarded there – huge chest and shoulders, small waist, and a thick, wide back.  Legs are optional,...
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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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SMASH

I primarily work with bodybuilders and people who are concerned about aesthetics first and foremost, and the training programs I create are indicative of that.  But even bodybuilders like to train for strength sometimes – the different training modes absolutely deliver different results, but strength-based training – training that focuses on moving weight more than breaking down muscle – will still...
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VIDEO! Bodybuilding Mistakes – Part 1: Neglecting Your Off Season

Is your progress slow to non-existent? Do you focus too much on getting (or staying) lean? If so, you’re likely selling your growth potential short. You don’t need to put on a bunch of excess weight, but shifting gears clearly into a growth phase is a hard but useful tactic you should consider. In this video I talk about WHY...
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The biggest mistakes to kill your gains

I wouldn’t say I’m a trendsetter, but I do hate to just do what everyone else is doing for the sake of fitting in.  Therefore, I refuse to make this a “Top 5…” or “Top 10…” style post, because a) I assume I’m not the only person on the planet spending less time on Facebook because every damn post seems...
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