Monthly Archives: November 2007

Supplement Mania

Not too long ago, I was chatting with a guy who was frustrated with his progress in the gym (trying to put on some mass) and mentioned to me that he dropped $150 at his local GNC on supplements the prior day. Upon asking him what he bought, he had no idea and couldn’t even… Read more

Comfort Zones

I was doing some of my daily reading the other day and came across an article written by Coach Robert “Dos” Remedios (Strength and Conditioning coach at the College of the Canyons, located in Santa Clarita, CA) where he discussed “comfort zones.” As I have said before, we’re creatures of habit and it’s only natural… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing (Band Assisted Pull-Ups)

I have a simple rule I like to follow. If you can’t perform at least one body weight pull-up (if you’re a woman) or five body weight pull-ups (if you’re a man) or twenty pull-ups with a full grown elephant on your back (if you’re me), then you have no business what-so-ever spending ANY time… Read more

You Can’t Out Train a Poor Diet

Admit it, your Thanksgiving was spectacular. Even though you would rather drink laundry detergent than torture yourself with another slice of Aunt Jane’s mince meat pie; or I don’t know, listen to a Britney Spears album rather than listen to your dad tell the same story of how he caught three touchdown passes in a… Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to take this opportunity to say I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I also wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks to all of those who read this blog on a daily basis. It’s somewhat humbling to know that there are people out there who want to read what I have… Read more

Ever Wonder Why You’re Not Losing Fat?

My friend Leigh Peele, author of The Fat Loss Troubleshoot made this video a few days ago and I thought I would share it with you. It’s about 3:30 minutes long, but WELL worth the time. Needless to say, it’s completely true. Wanna know what else is completely true? I was pulled over by a… Read more

Eric Cressey= Nostradamas

My good friend Eric Cressey wrote an article not too long ago titled “Are You Doing Stupid Stuff in the Gym?.” In it he claimed that any healthy male under the age of 50 can and should be able to deadlift at least 400 lbs within two years of proper training; sometimes even faster than… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing (Pallof Press)

Everyone is always looking for a new way to train their “core.” One of my favorite movements is the Pallof Press. Here, we’re training core stability (or anti-rotation), which is the main function of the abdominals in the first place (not trunk flexion: ie, crunches). Key Points to Remember: 1. Stand perpendicular to the apparatus… Read more