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...]

How a Training Partner Saves the Day


I have discussed in the past the problems I have had staying motivated and hitting the gym. I got through the toughest stretch of training in my life through the help of a training partner. For me the training partner saves the day. Consistency When you have someone expecting you at the gym you find a way to get there. You are less likely to miss a session when you need to … [Read more...]

My Struggles With Training


I love to train. I really do. I love how it makes me feel when I am doing it. I love the sore muscles afterwards. I love the extra energy it gives me. At the same time, I was just like every other "normal" person out there and completely fell off the training bandwagon. I trained every single day for 2 years straight. I saw some amazing results. I had things showing up on my … [Read more...]

Working Hard or Hardly Working?


There are many factors involved with weight training. Some of them are obvious and some not so obvious. What I have learned over time is that the single most important actual training factor is intensity. Are you working hard or are you hardly working? We've all seen the people at the gym who are so consistent that they never miss a day. Years go by and they come to the gym … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Making Gains


Are you making gains in the gym? Have you seen any positive results? Today I am going to be frank about results and the various ways to insure that you get some positive results from your training. Planning I believe in planning your workouts. I know there are many who will say it is stupid, but I think that if you fail to plan you are likely to miss some very important … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: How to Have the Time to Train

time-to-train is the one excuse I don't like hearing from people. We make time for what is important to us, so if training is important you will make the time. So how do I have time to train? I put training first. What do I mean? Allow me to explain! Get It Done! To me there are so many things that can get in the way of training. Even though it may not be the most optimal time to … [Read more...]

Why I Got My CPT


After my back surgery 10 years ago I struggled to get rid of the weight I gained. All my life I had never had trouble, but the back surgery came in my late 30s and my body wouldn't let go of the weight I gained. I struggled tremendously. Then I met Chris Albert and he changed that for me. He taught me how to take off the fat and how important a consistent plan was to doing … [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...]

Monday Madness: Mix Up Your Training


Do you mix up your training? How often do you mix it up? What does it mean to you to mix up your training? I am going to touch on all these issues in today's article and hopefully you will walk away knowing exactly how to maximize your results. Bored Body Like anything else, when you continue to do the same thing over and over your body eventually adapts and gets bored … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Tricep Tear Apart

Mr. Olympia 2007

The triceps muscle is a very important muscle if you want big arms. It not only gives your arms great shape, but it pushes your biceps up so they also appear larger. The triceps are generally not trained correctly. Today I want to give you some suggestions for maximizing the training of your triceps.  I will give an example workout along with the technique for getting the best … [Read more...]