5 Things You Should Remember at the Gym


It happens to me all the time. People at the gym annoying me with poor etiquette. There really are some simple things to remember when hitting the gym that will make everyone much happier. 1. Re-rack your weights. When you use something at the gym, be sure to put it back where it belongs. If you are done with your exercise, take the weights and put them back on the rack … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Can You Imagine Not Lifting?


Most of you read this blog because you enjoy weight training and bodybuilding. It got me thinking because I hear so many people complain about having to hit the gym. Can you imagine not lifting? I love to lift. When I have to miss time in the gym I am not in as good of a mood. I feel out of sorts. Things just don't feel normal for me. I cannot imagine giving up lifting … [Read more...]

Lifestyle Changes That Last


You've been on many different diets. They seem to work for a period of time and then stop working. Have you ever wondered why? I am going to suggest that you don't need a diet, you need a lifestyle change. Create A Plan Eating right is a way of life. It isn't something you do for a period of time and then go back to the way things were. Taking control of your eating habits is … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Get Bigger Faster and Stronger


Most people who go to the gym have some sort of goal in mind. Maybe they are looking to get leaner? Perhaps a few want to get bigger. Even some more want to get faster. Today I want to share with you some tips for getting bigger, stronger and faster. Do 4 Hard Strength Training Workouts Per Week If you want to get bigger you are going to need to recover properly. By hitting … [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...]

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...]