Category: Motivation

Allow Me to Confuse You

/ Posted 05.20.2013

Let me guess. You’ve got to train today, and you don’t want to—that’s “don’t,” spelled “do not” with the emphasis … continue reading

There’s No Turning Back—This is Serious

/ Posted 04.10.2013

Weight training is a double-edged sword. Swish! Swoosh! I intentionally skipped a workout last week due to severe FBMS (fatigue … continue reading

Your Road Map to Success

/ Posted 04.07.2013

The world just seems to work for those who know what their goals in life are. A goal is a … continue reading

Go Green for Happiness

/ Posted 03.29.2013

Feeling a little blue at work? Go green—as in adding foliage. According to the June ’12 Health, a study in … continue reading

The Front Squat

/ Posted 03.22.2013

If you really want to find out how strong someone’s hips, legs and glutes are, have him or her do … continue reading

Shut Up and Work Out

/ Posted 02.27.2013

According to Rasmussen polls of likely voters, incumbent President.… Word out of the White House today regarding the Supreme Court’s … continue reading

Just Get There

/ Posted 02.18.2013

It’s Sunday afternoon, and the gym’s serene call echoes in my ear. “Clank, Thud. Get your butt here now, or … continue reading

Bodybuilders Need Not Fear the Big 4-0

/ Posted 02.17.2013

I have just a few months left in my 30s, and then it’s the big four-oh—40. I have to confess … continue reading

Animal Rights for Muscleheads

/ Posted 02.15.2013

It’s Sunday morning, and I’m planning my workout for later in the day. I like Sundays; the roads are traffic-free, … continue reading

The Real “Field of Dreams”

/ Posted 02.09.2013

Hollywood knows exactly how to get in touch with our most deeply desired dreams. In the classic baseball movie “Field … continue reading

Guns, Girls and Lies

/ Posted 02.06.2013

I dunno about Facebook, good buddies. I’ve lived in a small cabin in the woods for so long, entering the … continue reading

Lolita and the Goldfish

/ Posted 02.02.2013

So, there I am, sitting on a bench before an Olympic bar, ready to knock out a few sets of … continue reading

Performance Is Today’s Universal Currency

/ Posted 01.28.2013

Everyone has the same 10,080 minutes in a week. Some people have time to change the world, and others barely … continue reading

Feel Better About Yourself Now

/ Posted 01.27.2013

Bodybuilding magazines can serve as tremendous sources of inspiration and yet can also foster discouragement and low self-esteem in many … continue reading

You Are the Answer

/ Posted 01.26.2013

Many are looking to put the blame for our uncertain economy anywhere but on that reflection in the mirror. A … continue reading

White Noise, Echoing Silence of Iron

/ Posted 01.25.2013

Naps are nice, especially for mutts who inscribe B-70 in the columns labeled “age” on forms in waiting rooms at … continue reading

I Can’t Work, I’m a Bodybuilder

/ Posted 01.20.2013

Recently, a new IFBB pro let his fans know via Facebook that he would probably be forced to retire after … continue reading

Get a Stronger Middle Back

/ Posted 01.12.2013

Whenever I’m helping an athlete set up a program to improve strength in his back, I tell him to think … continue reading

Over-40 Transformation: Brad Williams

/ Posted 01.01.2013

IM: First give some basic background like age, occupation, family, where you’re from, years working out.  BW: Age: 40. Occupation: … continue reading

Dressed to Kill—the Weights

/ Posted 12.27.2012

What do you wear when you train? Some people would scoff at that question, as if putting any thought into … continue reading

High Fives and Hand Jives

/ Posted 12.14.2012

Is there too much high-fiving and butt slapping in pro sports? Maybe not. According to the May ’12 Reader’s Digest, all … continue reading

The Ideal Physique: It’s in the Eye of the Beholder

/ Posted 12.01.2012

There was a time when the fans of pro bodybuilding were nearly all people who lived the bodybuilding lifestyle. That … continue reading

Just Get There

/ Posted 11.26.2012

It’s Sunday afternoon, and the gym’s serene call echoes in my ear. “Clank, Thud. Get your butt here now, or … continue reading

Can You Learn From the Masters?

/ Posted 11.21.2012

Apprenticeship is an age-old tradition that has gotten lost in modern society. For centuries apprentices from all walks of life … continue reading

Sets, Reps and Getting Strong Pt 3

/ Posted 11.02.2012

The question usually comes up: Is there a place in a strength program for higher reps? The answer is, absolutely. … continue reading

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