Monday, 21 March 2022

10 Training Lessons from the World’s Greatest Bodybuilders

“Don’t follow the training of bodybuilding champions! Those guys are all genetic freaks on boatloads of drugs!” This is the common advice given to your average drug-free lifter. Is it good advice? While it is wise not to blindly follow the routines of elite bodybuilders, you would be foolish to ignore everything they do and say. At the top, it is a level playing field. Everyone follows similar pharmaceutical practices and everyone has great genetics. However, in the last 57 years, only six men have dominated Mr. Olympia (the Super Bowl/world championships of bodybuilding) winning this prestigious title four or more times. Success leaves clues! Here are 10 training lessons from the greatest bodybuilders of all time that can help every drug-free, genetically average lifter build more muscle. 

Saturday, 19 February 2022

The "New" Science of Muscle Building

Many lifters think that the more scientific-sounding an article or program is, the more muscle it will build. This causes them to get distracted by the wrong type of research. If you are serious about your results, stop using "old" science to build new muscle!

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Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Training Splits for Drug-Free Lifters

As a drug-free lifter, you walk a fine line between training often enough to stimulate growth, but not too often that you exceed your recovery and growth capabilities. A training variable you have to get right is your weekly layout or training split. Now, I wish I could tell you there was one magical training split that worked perfectly for every drug-free lifter. However, this fairytale only exists in the world of sleazy fitness marketing. The truth is there are many options – each with pros and cons. Let’s dive in and look at some of the options so you can find the best option for you!

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Multi vs. Single Joint Exercises for Building Bigger Biceps

So, you want bigger biceps. What is the best way to get bigger arms? Should you do multi-joint or single-joint exercises? While the internet is full of “The top 3 exercises for to build bigger biceps” clickbait, let’s look at how the latest science and real-world experience can help you increase the size of your arms. 

Saturday, 13 November 2021

How to Build Rock-Solid Shoulder Stability

What do building muscle, athletic domination, or enjoying vibrant fitness for a lifetime have in common? They all require strong, stable shoulders. However, the shoulder is a tricky joint that causes many problems for athletes and lifters. In addition, there is a lot of confusion and misconceptions surrounding shoulder stability training. Here is your guide to building strong, stable shoulders.

Saturday, 6 November 2021

Size for Skinny Guys!

Are you tired of being skinny? Are you looking for a way to build 30-40+ pounds of muscle without resorting to steroids? Have you tried other programs and failed to build muscle? Are you struggling with information overload and conflicting advice? If so, my latest book Size for Skinny Guys: A Hardgainer’s Guide to Building Drug-Free Muscle is for YOU!

Monday, 15 June 2020

No Gym? No Problem!

You don’t need a gym to get in great shape. You can build muscle, burn fat, and improve your performance in the privacy, comfort, and convenience of your own home – without fancy fitness equipment.