Category: Motivation

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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

The Danger of the Quick Fix

/ Posted 07.21.2013

Slow and steady wins the race. There’s a reason that adage became popular—quick results are often fleeting. Yes, you can … continue reading

How to Cope With Low Energy

/ Posted 07.18.2013

Q: Do you ever go to the gym intending to have a killer workout, but for some reason your body … continue reading

It’s a Funny Thing

/ Posted 07.13.2013

The Watsonville, California, Gold’s Gym, my current training digs, is a comfortably bleak concrete chamber with enough irresistible tonnage to … continue reading

Meditate for Lasting Brain Change

/ Posted 07.12.2013

A number of previous studies have suggested that meditation training improves practitioners’ emotional regulation. While neuroimaging studies have found that … continue reading

Getting Straight to the Point

/ Posted 07.07.2013

My latest killer workout, the one-day-at-a-time routine, has multiple benefits and, curiously, blends well with my all-time favorite, the whatever-you-can-do-today-that-doesn’t-kill-ya … continue reading

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