The Drop Set – Episode 67: Knox Classic Recap, Darin…has a Coach? How to get in to Online Coaching

I went to the Knox Classic this last weekend to take in the sights – and yeah, it’s an amateur show and YOU don’t know anyone there so I’ll spare you the gory details but I do have some takeaway thoughts.  And, spoiler alert, yes, I *DO* now have a coach (details around the 18:00 mark).  Also a great question...
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The path to advanced lifting

Most of us remember what it was like the first time we started ‘attempting’ to workout.  I look back on my early trips to the gym and I just laugh.  Absolutely no clue what I was doing, but yet thinking I was doing productive stuff anyway (hint:  I wasn’t).  Lots of bad form, lots of skipped leg days, lots of...
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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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What I’m eating and why

Typically, I don’t see a huge value in meal plans that are posted online.  They are either celebrity plans (Mr. Olympia or Celebrity ‘X’), or generic starter plans that are tremendously boring.  Plans that follow the “this is what I eat, so you should too” mentality are discounting human variability.  What works for one doesn’t work for another.  That being...
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Online coaching – do it right, or get out.

As I browse through various fitness-related pages on Instagram or Facebook, I come across a lot of trainers, fitness celebrities, and…well, I guess you could just say “personalities” that have a lot to tell the world.  Usually these people are personal trainers, often times they hold down other jobs but have a passion for fitness that they want to share....
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