Keep It Simple (Stupid)

Imagine, for a moment, you’re about to parachute out of an airplane. You look out the door and realize how far you’re about to jump. You’re probably thinking Shit, that’s a long way down I hope my chute works What the heck I’m doing? I’m out However, I want you to admire the view from … Continue reading Keep It Simple (Stupid)

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What am I doing today?

It’s often said that 99% of success in the weight room is just showing up because if you don’t, nothing will happen. The other 1% of success is, what am I doing today? When you’re dragging yourself to the gym tired, hungry, stressed or all three, there’s only so much brain power left to make … Continue reading What am I doing today?

Matches made in exercise heaven

Note- This was first published here. This is an edited version.  Some things are better together. Like- Peanut butter and jelly Eggs and bacon (granted, almost anything goes with bacon) Scotty Pippen and Michael Jordan Bicep curls and mirrors Each of the above can stand alone in its own right, no question. But when you … Continue reading Matches made in exercise heaven

Simple strength

Physical strength defined by the Macmillan Dictionary as “the physical energy that someone has to lift or move things.” This sounds hard because it is hard. Picking up and lifting heavy things in or out of the gym gets you out of your comfort zone quick. Lifting heavy things is not every one’s idea of … Continue reading Simple strength

Power to the people

Wouldn’t you like to leap over tall buildings with a single bound? Well, only Superman can do that, so he can save us from the dark forces of the universe. However, with a minimal time investment you can add some fun and excitement to your existing routine and then you’ll (might) be able to leap … Continue reading Power to the people

Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

No matter how hard you try, the barbell will not budge. You’ve been hitting the same weight for a while now and whenever you go up, you fail.  That’s a good old-fashioned plateau and it’s a lifters worst nightmare. And when you’re stuck, and you think you’ll be there for a while, you may resort … Continue reading Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

Unilateral exercises you should be doing

Don’t you love “that” person who stands in your way of the dumbbells while doing single arm curls and making faces only his mother would love? What if I told you that he’s on to something, minus the faces and grunting? Bilateral exercises (not biceps curls) should form the foundation of your training program because … Continue reading Unilateral exercises you should be doing