Monday, 26 January 2015

How to Get Faster

If you want to take your game to the next level, you have to get faster. Next to skill, speed is one of the most game-changing qualities you can possess. While some people may be naturally fast, everyone can get faster – with the right approach. Here is how you can get your body moving faster than ever before. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

How to Build Muscle In a Busy Gym

You walk into your gym in January and scan the crowded craziness. You look over to your gym’s four squat racks. Three of the racks have now become curl racks. One is being used for 1/16 squats while a buddy captures the epic squat session on the latest iPhone to share with the world on YouTube. Every bench press station in the gym has one guy doing half bench presses with elbows flared while the “spotter” lifts 75% of the weight while yelling the famous, “It’s all you bro!” which is most accurately translated from bro slang as, “I don’t know how to spot!” Frustrated, you take a deep breath in and wisely tell yourself that this is what your gym needs to pay the lease so you have a place to train year round. Now, you resolve yourself to make the best of this situation. If you want to pack on some high-performance muscle this year, here is a plan that will work for you even in the busiest gym. 

Monday, 12 January 2015

Hard Core Fat Loss in a Busy Gym

Even in a busy gym, there is
always room to deadlift!
Oh the joys of training in January. Despite the cold January weather, you arrive at your gym already warm since the closest parking spot was 3 blocks away. As you walk into your gym, you mourn the loss of your once sacred training haven. Last month it was just you and a few other dedicated lifters. Now it’s January and you are over-run with New Year’s Resolution crowd determined to burn off the Christmas cheer. You wisely tell yourself that things will die down soon and resolve to make the best of this situation. With a little creativity and hard work you can make this year one of your best training years ever! You can strip off unwanted fat and build a hard, lean athletic body. To do so, follow these guidelines and check out the sample program to follow.

Monday, 5 January 2015

The Truth About Diets

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Happy New Year! If you are like most folks, you want to start this year off right when it comes to your training and nutrition. January is the time when many people get sucked into starting some fad diet to try to work off the Christmas cheer. While I’m all for making good nutrition decisions, if you are not careful, you may hurt your long-term process, spend too much money or make good nutrition (something that is already challenging) harder than it has to be. Before you start another diet, it is time you know the truth about diets.

Monday, 29 December 2014

The Best of the Blog: 2014

As we wrap up this year, I wanted to first of all say thank you to all of you have been faithfully reading my blog. I also wanted to say welcome to those who have recently discovered it. This has been a fun year for me and I have really enjoyed writing posts for you. Before we move into 2015, I wanted to share with you the 10 most popular posts on this site this past year. Enjoy!

Monday, 22 December 2014

How I Made 2014 One of My Best Training Years

The journey to your training goals is anything but a steady upward climb to success. If you have been training for a while, you can no doubt look back and remember good years and bad years. This past year was one of the best years of training I have had in a long time! Despite the fact that I’m 36, was working 3 jobs and trying to start a business while being married with 3 young children, it was a fantastic year from a training perspective. As I reflect on this past year of training, I wanted to share what I did with you in hopes that it will help make 2015 the best training year of your life. 

Monday, 15 December 2014

4 Important Training Lessons

One of the things I love about training is that it teaches so many great life lessons such as hard work, dedication, commitment, sacrifice and delayed gratification. However, life also offers great lessons that can be applied to training. Earlier, we took on the task of re-painting our house. In doing so, I was reminded about 4 important training lessons that will help you get better results with your training.