If You Want to Improve, You’re Going to Have to Deal With Some Shit

Today’s guest post comes from regular contributor, Justin Kompf. It’s a personal story, but a story many of you reading will either appreciate or commiserate with. I hope the former.   If You Want to Improve, You’re Going to Have to Deal With Some Shit There was once a young man who was enrolled at… Read more

Dumbbells Are Better Than Barbells For Pec Development: There, I Said It

This post is about training the pecs. Sha-ZAM.   Full disclosure, I was going to use this picture as the main image for today’s article: Copyright: wrangel / 123RF Stock Photo However: 1. This guy’s pecs weren’t “pecy” enough. 2. Yellow peppers are gross. Every dude who lifts weights wants an impressive, well-defined chest. For… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 5/2/17

For the past, well, I don’t know how long I’ve posted my “Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work” post every Friday. This past Friday I did not post it. As a result the internet shut down. Okay, it didn’t…but it did feel weird not to post it. And while I’d like to sit… Read more

MASS Appeal: Greg Nuckols and Monthly Applications in Strength Sport

Greg Nuckols was nice enough to stop by and talk shop about MASS – Monthly Application in Strength Sport – his new monthly resource that just became available today. An athlete or coach who knows and truly understands the latest research has a huge advantage over his or her’s competitors. MASS is a shortcut that earmarks… Read more

The Hardest Topic to Write About: Program Design

There aren’t many topics harder to write about than program design. I mean, I guess we can make a case for Biomolecular Feedback Systems or the intricacies of Mass Spectrometry, but in my neck of the woods – health/fitness & increasing people’s general level of badassery – program design can be (and often is) an… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Off-Bench DB Press

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve graced the internet with a new (to you) exercise, so lets jump in:   Any bench-pressing variation can be a double-edged sword. On one hand the advantages are numerous: Builds upper body strength. Pecification of pecs. And that’s pretty much it. So maybe not as numerous as I… Read more

Two Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Wanted to update everyone one two speaking engagements I have coming up. If either of the two happen to be in your neck of the woods, you should totally come. I’m cool.   1. Advanced Performance Coaching Seminar – Palmer, MA Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Where: AP Academy, Palmer, MA Speakers/Presentations: Pamela Proulx (Baystate… Read more

It’s Not Just About the Weight…

In today’s guest post, regular contributor and resident Texan badass, Shane McLean, explains why the way to get bigger, faster, stronger isn’t to only put more weight on the bar. Don’t get me wrong, it helps (and would be a nice starting point for some people)….but it’s not the only way. Shane shares some examples… Read more