Monthly Archives: April 2011

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Deadstop DB Row

Without blinking an eye, I’ll be the first to admit that my favorite body-part to train is the upper back.  For me at least, when I see someone with a thick or defined upper back, I know (s)he has put her work in at the… Read more

How to Read Fitness Research

In an age when anyone with a digital camera, a Youtube page, and a personal training certificate they purchased online for four easy payments of $19.99 can market themselves as a “fitness professional,” it’s becoming increasingly clear that the line between the haves and the… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/15/2011

Cool News:  a few weeks ago, I mentioned in passing how I was offered the opportunity to start writing for a fairly popular fitness website that currently has an Alexa ranking of 1,143.  Meaning, it’s the 1,143rd most visited website in the world (397th in… Read more

The Two Best Accessory Lifts for the Deadlift?

I’m in a deadlifting state of mind as of late, so it only makes sense that I’d want to give everyone a little peak into my current training regimen that’s basically running my life at the moment.  As I noted earlier in the week… Read more

Q and A: The Road to a 400 lb Deadlift?

Q:  I know you are a busy guy but I thought you might be open to hearing from a long time reader and big time fan (not to mention a Canadian). Today was max deadlift day. We use a 8-5-3-1 progression. I… Read more

Five Supplements I Can’t Live Without. Seriously, I’d Die! (Part II)

As I noted in part I yesterday, when it comes to supplements, I take more of a simpleton approach.  Which is to say, I’m not one of those guys that spends a mortgage payment each month buying everything on the shelf in order to get… Read more

Five Supplements I Can’t Live Without. Seriously, I’d Die!

Before I give you my list, I need to rant a little bit.  Sorry. To me, supplements are exactly that – SUPPLEMENTS (they “supplement” your current diet).   Take, for example, the guy who is 40 lbs overweight, asking which supplements he should be… Read more

When Bad Things Happen to Good People Who Know Better

Note from TG:  A little head’s up before we begin:  The question below is long, but I wanted to include it in its’ entirety because, well, just read it.  Lets just say that if, by the end of the question, you’re not facepalming to some… Read more