Y3T Review Revisited

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Y3T is an amazing training program that I've used in the past. I actually did a review of it not long ago. Y3T is a program created by the Yoda, Neil Hill. It has been used by one of my favourite bodybuilders, Flex Lewis. The principles it contains really seem to work, but I will discuss all that later in this article and in further detail in another article. Y3T is an … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Smoothie Recipes You Will Love

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I find that smoothies are a great way to get in a meal first thing in the morning or at any point in the day. The recipes I use all tend to use the exact same base. I change things up when I feel like it, but mostly stick to exactly 2 bases and then add everything else to it. The Bases Base #1 is made from 8 oz of Vanilla Greek Yogurt and 8 oz of water Base #2 is made from … [Read more...]

My Focus Journal Entry #8

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Training this week was phenomenal! I focused on getting a good pump by squeezing hard on every repetition. This caused me to miss some of my prescribed numbers, but I saw an increase in DOMs so I feel like maybe this was needed. Honestly, I didn't feel much like training this week and when that happens I get back into it by experiencing every single repetition. I do this … [Read more...]

Some Unsolicited Advice

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Unsolicited advice. We've all gotten some and we've all wanted to give some. The question becomes “Should advice be offered when not requested?” The secondary question is how I personally feel about it. This is where things become murky for me. Offering Unsolicited Advice This is an area I often struggle with. I see someone at the gym and they are doing an exercise entirely … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: My Thoughts on the IIFYM Debate

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There is a debate currently going on between the "clean eating" people and the "IIFYM" people. What does IIFYM stand for? It stands for If It Fits Your Macros. The clean eating people have made the claim that the IIFYM people believe you can eat junk all the time and still lose fat. My thoughts on this are really simple. Intellectual Honesty To me being intellectually honest … [Read more...]

Bodybuilding Follows on Social Media

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Social media has taken over the world. You cannot escape it. It appear on television advertisements, in magazines and even on delivery vehicles. Where it was once rare to have a published website URL on any of these items, now you have the URL plus the social media icons for the company/person in question. It is my belief that social media is a great place to get to know and … [Read more...]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Cardio

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Cardio exercise is something I have always had a love/hate relationship with. On the one hand, I love how it changes my body composition in a short number of weeks. On the other hand, I hate the time and effort I need to put into it in order to have those body composition changes take place. At this point, cardio has become nothing more than a necessary evil. When it comes … [Read more...]

Musclecast Episode #3: Work Ethic

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Have you looked around your gym at the "regulars" lately? If you do I think you will find some very interesting things jump out at you. People who have been coming in for months are still using the same weight, the same terrible form and have the same awful work ethic they had when they first started. One reason I love bodybuilding is that you compete against yourself. Every … [Read more...]

How to Stick to a Nutrition Plan

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Sticking to a nutrition plan is something most people have tried to do and failed at. I had so much trouble with it when I first got started. The motivation to do so was there, but for some reason it was "too difficult" in my mind to stick to the plan. Over the years I have analyzed my own inability to stick to a plan. I have looked at what has changed for me now where I am … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Get Your Calves to Grow

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Training your calves can be extremely frustrating. For whatever reason, this muscle is extremely hard to force growth out of. There are many approaches to getting your calves to grow. Today I am going to suggest a 4 week program that will definitely inspire growth in your calves. Parts of this program are quite extreme and not for the feint of heart, but they work. I Command … [Read more...]