Category: Motivation

The Art of the Comeback

/ Posted 12.09.2014

I hate confessions, but it’s only fair that I admit, right up front, that this article did not turn out … continue reading

Ryan Stafford: Bony to Brawny

/ Posted 12.07.2014

This month’s impressive body transformer is Ryan Stafford. His before and after photos were taken about three years apart. During … continue reading

B-72 Without a Plan or Propellers

/ Posted 11.28.2014

I just returned from my first workout after a long layoff. I didn’t choose the layoff; it chose me. Those … continue reading

The Conventional Deadlift

/ Posted 11.19.2014

In the beginning—in the world before Universal Gyms, Nautilus and personal trainers—everyone who wanted to get stronger did deadlifts. Oddly … continue reading

Iron Man Magazine What Inspires You

/ Posted 10.24.2014

Heavy Duty Rest/Pause

Back in my younger days I was a Mike Mentzer fan, reading, absorbing and applying everything he wrote about his … continue reading

The Power of Prime-Time Vision

/ Posted 09.19.2014

Martial arts legend Bruce Lee knew the purpose and importance of having vision. “A goal is not always meant to … continue reading

How to Stay Motivated for Life

/ Posted 09.05.2014

Most of us who are now middle-aged began training when we were kids, typically between ages 13 and 16. Think … continue reading

The Hepburn Routine

/ Posted 08.16.2014

In 1969, Wes Woo, the coach of the Canadian team that competed in the ’68 Olympics in Mexico City, invited … continue reading

A Guide to Building a Rock-Solid Physique and a Life

/ Posted 07.28.2014

You may recognize this guy. He stumbles out of bed feeling as though he hasn’t slept. That’s because he really … continue reading

Counting Sets and Reps and Other Blessings

/ Posted 07.20.2014

You know you’re in the somber winter stretch when it’s dark at 5:15 and you’re digging around your wardrobe for … continue reading

Timed Squats

/ Posted 06.25.2014

When we were competing in Olympic lifting as members of the York Barbell team, Tommy Suggs and I devised a … continue reading

Motivation for a Mass Detonation

/ Posted 05.22.2014

Motivation seems to be a huge issue for a lot of people I talk with. They often ask me how … continue reading

Sex With Your Workouts?

/ Posted 04.27.2014

• Working out is sexy—well, maybe not while you’re doing it, at least most exercises, but the results you get … continue reading

Let’s Not Train and Say We Did

/ Posted 03.29.2014

Since our last conversation life has happened with regularity and normalcy. Shadows lengthened over familiar landscapes, fragrant flora awash in … continue reading

Managing Your Stress & Getting Enough Sleep

/ Posted 03.07.2014

Q: About six months ago I got a promotion at work, but it has increased my stress significantly. I’m constantly … continue reading

Too Distracted to Have a Purpose

/ Posted 01.18.2014

Going through life without a particular purpose is okay. You get by. You don’t go anywhere, but the days pass. … continue reading

From Twig to Big: Interview with Vince Del Monte

/ Posted 11.22.2013

Have you ever wanted to be like “that guy”? You know, that guy the girls talk about––poke each other and point to in the gym, in class or in the club because he’s swole? That guy the other guys walk past the trainers to approach and ask, “What can I do to look like you?”

Airborne: Lift Now, Lift Hard, Lift Good

/ Posted 11.18.2013

I’ve never been a student—that is, one who studies. School from grade one was a ladder I had to climb … continue reading

Stronger + One Last Rep

/ Posted 11.01.2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This is a brief update for the screening of Stuart Allman’s film “Stronger + One Last Rep” … continue reading

Who’s Better Than You?

/ Posted 09.04.2013

Even though I currently live in the South, it’s difficult for people to miss my New York accent. I’m all … continue reading

I Hear You Knocking at My Front Door

/ Posted 08.29.2013

Right about this time every year for the past 13 years I have glowingly declared that the days are getting … continue reading

Walking the Canary

/ Posted 08.28.2013

I rise and shine in the morning after eight to 10 hours of restless, interrupted sleep and vigorous tossing and … continue reading

Q: Did Reg Park have an influence on you?

/ Posted 08.26.2013

Q: Did Reg Park have an influence on you? A: My introduction to Reg (1928– 2007) came from the equipment … continue reading

Scott Tousignant

/ Posted 07.24.2013

IM: How old are you; where are you from? ST: I’m 37 years old from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. IM: What … continue reading

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