Category: Motivation

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

Muscle Does Not Evaporate Overnight

/ Posted 10.14.2012

Most of us know that we should take periodic breaks from training simply to let our minds and bodies rest … continue reading

The Secrets of Creating a New You

/ Posted 10.13.2012

Let’s face it: There’s never been a more perfect time to take action and get into amazing shape. With all … continue reading

Set Goals to Grow

/ Posted 09.30.2012

Goal setting is extremely important for success. As Ben Franklin famously said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to … continue reading

Sets, Reps and Getting Strong Pt 2

/ Posted 09.22.2012

I am a big fan of the five-sets-of-five system. For example, your bench press progression might go something like 135, 175, … continue reading

Things Aren’t So Bad

In a world filled with instantaneous information, it’s easy to become pessimistic. You see a lot of bad stuff happening … continue reading

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