5 Hard Lessons Learned in 5 Years Under the Bar

I was a relative late-comer to the iron game – I didn’t start lifting until I was 33. Still, I’ve managed to learn a thing or two in the 5 years I’ve been weightlifting. Now I may be a bit of a slow study, but I can still save you some of the pain and […]

Why You Should Be a Meathead – 4 Surprising Things Bodybuilders, Powerlifters, and Lunks Can Teach You about Living Right

(Comic by Nijaz Sedic.)   Ok, so maybe you don’t actually want to be a meathead. But you should. And it’s not for the reasons you think.   Sure, it might be cool to have a back that tears at your shirt’s seams, and biceps that get the girls all giggly. And maybe it would […]

Slim Down AND Get Strong with this One Ridiculously Effective Exercise.

  If you were stranded on a desert island with just one exercise that you could do for the rest of your life, what would it be? Forget, for a moment, that if you actually were stranded on an island there would be a million exercises you could do. Swimming certainly comes to mind. Running […]

6 Reasons You Don’t Want to Exercise . . . and How to Get Over Them

  Everyone knows they should be exercising. Everyone knows why. Health. Strength. Fitness. Looks.   We can get even more specific. Exercise reduces our risk of many degenerative diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, etc. It improves our mood and energy levels.   And the big one, it helps us lose weight. […]

Limiting Beliefs . . . “I Can’t Get In Shape”

  Now that we’ve covered Procrastination, Self-Doubt, and Willpower, we can apply what we’ve learned to something a little more specific . . . getting in shape. Because in order to get in shape, it requires that we quit procrastinating and start training with confidence and consistency.   This limiting belief is one stubborn bastard […]

Ramping Made Simple

  If you’ve browsed the weightlifting and bodybuilding forums for any length of time, one concept you will have likely stumbled upon is that of ramping. The term is often thrown about by experienced lifters, but is usually somewhat of a mystery to newbs. It sure as hell was a mystery to me when I […]

Fill Your Shirt Out Like A Man Dammit! Part 2

  In my last post I explained why building up a massive back is the best way to fill out our T-shirts. Even if all we want are sleeves that look painted onto our bulging biceps, we need to start with back training in order to make this a reality. So now that we all […]

Fill Your Shirt Out Like A Man Dammit!

  Admit it, you’ve worn t-shirts a size too small just so they would be tight around your arms. I’ll confess, back in the day I used to buy small shirts, though I was a medium, for no other reason than the snug fit on my arms.   It’s a fact, having a shirt tightly […]