The Mass Gain Mission


I am about to embark on a Mass Gain Mission that will last 16 weeks. It starts on May 4, 2014 and ends on August 23, 2014. The goal will be to gain as much mass as possible while also ridding myself of body fat. I will be following a very strict training and supplementation program. I will document the entire process for a future book on the topic of getting in shape after 40. … [Read more...]

How to Set Goals That Keep You Motivated


Motivation is a problem for many people. I know it has been in the past for me. The key here is that my motivation problems are now a thing of the past. We often hear that we should set goals using the S.M.A.R.T. method to stay motivated. While I mostly agree with the S.M.A.R.T. approach, I believe that things should be handled one bite at a time. Keep It Small Most people go … [Read more...]

Getting It Done When You’re Ready to Quit


Have you ever had one of those workouts where you had the entire thing planned and then, while doing the workout, you wanted to go home and just end the entire workout? I'm sure you have if you've been training for any length of time. The key to those situations is in how you deal with them as they come up. Baby Steps I tell my clients to handle these issues using baby steps. … [Read more...]

How the Goal Changes the Approach


Having a goal is essential to making things happen with your body. The actual goal itself will make a huge difference in the road map you follow to achieve success. The goal determines the path you will take. I began to seriously think about this when reading a Facebook post by NPC Bikini competitor Katrina McLellan. Essentially she stated that her's is a lifestyle that has … [Read more...]

Beat Yourself to Compete

Compete against yourself

Bodybuilding is definitely a subjective sport. As I told you in my article "Why I Love This Subjective Sport" the judges make bodybuilding subjective, but the competitors make it a competition. With the right attitude they can compete against themselves and make the improvements needed to place higher in each competition.  How to Compete When you walk into the gym you have … [Read more...]

How to Help Yourself Get in Shape

How to Help Yourself

Help yourself get in shape. Sounds like a great idea, right? But how do you do it? That's probably the very next question that comes to mind when you think about helping yourself to get in shape. With the use of the internet, books and distance training, you can help yourself get in shape in no time at all. Internet Resources to Help Yourself Get in Shape … [Read more...]

How to Stay Motivated Long-Term

How to Stay Motivated Long-term

The question of how to stay motivated long-term is one I hear quite often. It is something that is 100% mental and while there are tips that can help you stay motivated, it is entirely up to you and how you execute mentally. I have recorded a video on the topic as well as attached some simple tips below. Bite-sized goals are key. We get motivated by achieving goals that are … [Read more...]

Mission Grand Prix: Be Amazed!


it is now exactly 12 weeks or 84 days until Mission Grand Prix will be complete. I will be standing up on stage nailing every single mandatory pose. I will be less than 8% body fat. I will weigh somewhere in the area of 210 lbs. People will be amazed that a 47 year old man could get into this kind of shape in just 7 months time. As for me, i will be feeling invincible. I am … [Read more...]