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September 24, 2013

Top 5 Articles of 2013

It’s been a hell of a great year for me so far. Traveled to Sweden, Italy, and Germany to teach. Secured a spot writing for T-Nation. Launched the new website, and got invited to the Light Weight World Championships in Highland Games (headed there in November!)  Enjoy my Top 5 most popular articles as indicated by […]
September 21, 2013

Build Muscle and Get Ripped…at the Grocery Store

Strength, as I often say, is quite simple. Move well first, then lift heavy things and move fast. Muscle building and body composition are a different story. Your diet is going to play a pivotal role in your muscle growth and leanness. Where most people go wrong is they try to make a plan (which is […]
September 20, 2013

The 80% Rule

I feel fortunate to have gone through many different phases of training. Bodybuilding, Crossfit, HIT, running, kettlebells, etc. Each phase has taught me different lessons about training, good and bad… Currently, I have many students taking group classes at my facility and it is important to give them simple instructions to achieve their goals in the […]
September 19, 2013

3 sets of 10…Strike that, reverse it

The most common workout plan involves 3 sets of 10 reps of each exercise. This comes from various bodybuilding resources from many years ago. According to this plan, 3 sets of 10 reps is the “sweet spot” for muscle growth and fitness. Huh? I always find it comical how the design of our bodies can be […]
April 13, 2013

Slaying the Beast

The 48kg Kettlebell, referred to as “The Beast,” is massive iron ball that few athletes in the world have truly mastered. To press the Beast overhead with one arm is considered a high level of upper body strength for an average to large sized man. My goal was a bit loftier: To press a pair of […]