Category Archives: Articles

Have Fun in the Gym… It’s Important!

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Chad Wesley Smith posted a cool video on YouTube outlining his recent training philosophy of just having fun for a couple months to get excited about training again.

242.5kg/535lbs Deadlift PR + Cue That Helped Me

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A video of my deadlift PR from yesterday and also a cue that helped me with my deadlift. Maybe it will benefit you as well!

Eric Cressey is a Bad Motherfucker!

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Eric Cressey pulls 600lbs for 3 reps and also provides insanely valuable shoulder health tips (among other things).

Adidas Adipowers or Other Oly Shoes?!

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Which Oly shoes should you get? The Adidas Adipowers, Nike Romaleos or something else?!

Meal Prep

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Just a quick article on meal prep to help improve your time management skills. This way you end up with more time to spend on the activities you enjoy (i.e. lifting heavy-ass weight)!

Sumo Deadlift Mobility

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A quick article on how to improve your mobility specifically for the sumo deadlift.

DIY: How to Make a Poverty Post Landmine

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An article on how to build your own post landmine. A list of materials you’ll need, tools required and some exercises that can be done with a barbell attached to your landmine.

The Beginning of My Garage Gym

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In this article, I lay out the items I have bought for my garage gym. If stuff like that interests you, read on!

Are You Old? Some Tips!

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Some tips about training hard when you’re getting older.

Lack of Motivation

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An article about what I do when motivation to train gets low. A step back is not always a bad thing and it may benefit you to simplify some things.

Candito’s Opinion: Should You Squat with Oly Shoes?

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Powerlifter Jonnie Candito’s opinion on whether or not you should wear Olympic weight lifting shoes to squat.

Supplement Recommendations from Fitness YouTubers

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Supplement recommendations from a few of my favorite fitness YouTubers. I hope it helps some of you narrow down the supplements you’re taking.

Reactive Training Manual

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A quick breakdown of Mike Tuchscherer’s training program Reactive Training Manual. Also discussed is why and how I currently utilize his program.

Why You Should Walk

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A video and article about the importance of daily walking.

Xmas Gift Ideas for People Who Work Out

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Some gift ideas for people who work out broken down into price categories. It should help you find some Christmas gifts for yourself or other fit people you know!

Training with Lingering Injuries

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An article to help you figure out how to adjust your training to work around lingering injuries you may have.

My Favorite Protein Powder

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In this quick article, I introduce you to my absolute favorite protein powder. It tastes terrific and mixes better than any other powder I’ve tried.

Periodize Your Training with Block Periodization

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A quick rundown of how to periodize your training into blocks of several weeks in order to improve certain qualities, i.e. maximal strength, hypertrophy, explosiveness or strength endurance.

Should You Overhead Press?

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An article outlining my opinion on whether or not people should utilize overhead pressing movements in their workout routines.

Accept Challenges

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Inspired by a video from Elliott Hulse, this is more of a motivational post about accepting challenges that you might face. The question whether or not you can drop squats from a 5×5 training program is also answered.

Shoulder (P)rehab Routine

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A look at what I’m currently doing to rehab my (mildly) injured shoulder. Included are videos of self myofascial release, shoulder-specific mobility drills, various static stretches and shoulder-specific prehab circuits done with light weights.

Push Up Variations

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An article with various types of push ups. The basic push up is covered along with a beginner push up progression and some more advanced push up variations.

Sugar Info Video from Kai Wheeler

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A video about table sugar from Kai Wheeler, including a brief history lesson, basic information about sugar and also the risks involved with consuming a lot of sugar.

How to Improve the Front Rack Position

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Stretching and mobility drills to improve the front rack position for movements like the front squat, clean and push press.

Chalk Alternatives

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Two great lifting chalk alternatives that won’t leave a mess.

Choosing a Workout Program

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A quick and easy way to choose a great workout program that will get you results (provided you work hard, eat well and recover properly).

Tips for Increasing Lift Frequency

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A few things to consider when increasing training frequency on a lift (or more than one lift). Some examples on how to adjust volume and intensity are given, along with other valuable information when it comes to higher frequency workout routines.

Back to School Training Advice

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For those of you going back to school now, there might be less opportunities to get your training done. This is especially true for athletes. Here are a few quick tips to make it easier on yourself.

Squat Assistance Work

A breakdown of my approach to assistance work for the squat exercise. It includes squat variations, posterior chain work, abdominal exercises, drills to improve explosiveness, and more!

Fitness Industry Built to Make Money – Video from Ice Cream Fitness

A video from Jason Blaha of Ice Cream Fitness about the greed that poisons the fitness industry as a whole.