6 Ways Rest Changes Everything


Rest is something most people tend to overlook. They believe that if they take "some" time off or get "some" sleep that it is "good enough" but that couldn't be further from the truth. Rest is a variable that effects recovery, growth and future strength gains. The following are 6 ways rest can change everything. Maximize Recovery As soon as you complete a workout your body … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: My Thoughts on Anabolic Steroids


Anabolic steroids are a topic often discussed within and outside of the bodybuilding community. They create a very negative impression with many people. I would like to offer my opinion on this somewhat controversial topic. In the bodybuilding community a battle rages between the natural ("natty") bodybuilders and the enhanced ("gear head") bodybuilders. It is so intense … [Read more...]

6 Tips to Maximize Your Training


The purpose of weight training is to get and stay in shape, promote your overall health and to make you feel better. In order to maximize your results you need to focus on more than just proper technique and executition. The following 6 techniques are more advanced and will pay off for you in the long run. 1. Use the Post-Exhaust Technique Conventional wisdom used to be … [Read more...]

Mr. Olympia Analysis, Part 1

Figure and Bikini Review The 50th Olympia even was just finished on September 20, 2014. I am going to spend the next 5 Thursday posts giving you a recap of the top 6 in each division and my thoughts on them placing where they did. Figure 1. Nicole Wilkins - Nicole looked perfect. She was lean, hard and perfectly proportioned. Her win made her the all-tme winningest Figure … [Read more...]

Mr. Olympia 2014 is Complete

The 50th Olympia competition completed this past weekend and was an amazing display of incredible physiques, both male and female. Phil Heath defended his title even though many had Kai Greene winning the event. I watched all divisions and was quite impressed. The Bikini division continues to grow. The Men's Physique division has expanded as well. Take a moment and tell … [Read more...]

Mr. Olympia 2014


Starting tonight the Mr. Olympia 2014 contest will be underway. All the preparation these men have done comes down to this weekend. It is going to be a very exciting event. Bodybuilding.com is going to host a live webcast of the event as well.   For bodybuilding fans this is the same as the Super Bowl in football. This is the biggest bodybuilding event of the year. … [Read more...]

Personal Training Tips That Work


The key to being successful at anything is knowledge. People go to a financial consultant when they are in need of financial advice because the consultant has the knowledge they need to succeed. In much the same way, someone wanting to get into great shape would want to consult with a personal trainer for the same reason--knowledge. Today I am going to reveal several personal … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Deadlift for Huge Traps


There is nothing quite like a guy with large traps. Somehow they make him look huge all over. Huge traps can be achieved by doing heavy deadlifts on a regular basis. Deadlifts are an amazing exercise. There is no other exercise that makes me feel as strong as deadlifts do. There is something about picking up an extremely heavy object off the floor that makes me feel like a … [Read more...]

Fast Fat Loss Launch


Yesterday I posted my stats for the Fast Fat Loss challenge. As explained, the idea of this challenge is to burn as much fat as I humanly can in the next 31 days. I want to do this the right way so that I can be an example for others. It is not going to be about starving myself or doing excessive cardio. I am going to prove the principles that I know work. I am using a full … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: My Thoughts on Physique Transformation


You see them all the time...physique transformation contests. The majority are the 12-week variety while others change the time frame according to some theme. A genuine physique transformation is amazing, but there are lots of scammers out there who do things just to win these contests so they can later sell their story and a product. Before and After Pictures Imagine that … [Read more...]