The apocalypse is gonna be too dope.In the first installment of this series published ages ago in a land far, far away, we examined the manner in which one should train for two apocalyptic scenarios- a slow apocalypse and a zombie apocalypse. The reasoning behind this was fairly simple, in that such an exercise illustrates
One question often asked of strength coaches, and answered in some of the most bizarre ways, is that in which one seeks to know how best to train for a given sport. My answer is invariably that I have never done so, and barely even bother to train with much specificity for powerlifting.
John McWilliams- First Guy to Boast 20″ Muscular Arms, and How to Put Over an Inch onto your Arms in Six Weeks
If there is any person in your gym more unjustly maligned than the dude with the biggest arms in the gym, I am a Chinese jet pilot. For the last decade and a half, the arm specialists have labored in darkened corners, stretching their sleeves daily while 150lb "serious" lifters talk crap behind their
What’s a life worth living, if it’s not lived passionately every single day? Whether attacking the weights, working your way up the corporate ladder, sludging through your first small business startup, fighting on the mats, or crushing standards at the shooting range, there is always a way to succeed in reaching your goals.
If you are an athlete, or have been strength training, you are no stranger to injuries. More than likely, you or someone you know has gotten hurt. The best remedy is usually a short layoff from physical activities, with attention given to strengthening imbalances and improving mobility. In other words, don’t go to the gym
If your weight loss has stopped, or slowed down, more than likely one of two things is happening. Your body is primarily burning sugar/ glucose for energy.Your body has adapted to the intensity of your current training program.Because the second problem is a faster fix, and can also help with the first, I will
Plateaus- exactly like the Babadook, only scary and real.Plateaus are the ever-present bane of every lifter's existence. Over time, a lot of us just develop the ability to change our focus- we switch from powerlifting to bodybuilding, to variations on the Olympic lifts, to strongman, to Crossfit, or whatever strikes our fancy. The
Every time I have ever run across an article regarding the correct mindset for success in the gym or in sport, it was written with a specific viewpoint in mind is right and any other is patently incorrect. While I will state that I am unequivocally correct in my assertion, it's not because I
Me doing a Seated Good MorningThe Seated Good Morning is a posterior chain exercise that helps build core strength, and a strong lower back. It helps fix imbalances in the hips, and shoulder girdle. If you want a big back with a small waist, start adding a set or two at the beginning and end
Figure 1: Satan Warming-Up in Watercolor, by William BlakeThis has been said before, but I’ll say it again. For the people in the back and the ones panhandling out front: If we had half the paper for training articles we’d have twice the elite lifters. Hypocritical to the max, right, seeing as I’m