Protein: Your Complete Guide to a Muscle-Building Powerhouse

Protein: Your Complete Guide to a Muscle-Building Powerhouse

Most people don't think much about protein beyond what kind of burger they like or how they prefer their steak cooked.  It's more important to dive a little deeper into the subject, however, if your goal is muscle-building, and just as important for dieters as well. But where do you start?  There is so much confusion concerning protein...Read More
How to Get Your First Pull-Up and Beyond

How to Get Your First Pull-Up and Beyond

  Want a smaller waist?  Without dieting?  Focusing on building your back and shoulders is the way to go.  The wider your upper body, the smaller your waist will appear. This look, also known as a V-taper, is much sought after among bodybuilders and average Joes alike. If you want the illusion of a smaller waist, it's time to...Read More
Crafting a Successful Squat: Troubleshooting & Fixing the Squat

Crafting a Successful Squat: Troubleshooting & Fixing the Squat

If you've been following my squat series, Crafting a Successful Squat, then you already have a great base of knowledge for squat success. But sometimes knowledge is not enough.  Unfortunately, squatting doesn't come naturally for everyone.  And if you've been following along, you know this already. So let's take a...Read More
The Evolution of a Squat

The Evolution of a Squat

It took many years, but I finally have squat form I can be proud of.  It amazes me because I really thought I was never going to be able to squat correctly.  There are many factors that go into a proper squat.  I've lined them out in a series called Crafting...Read More
No Gain, No Gain

No Gain, No Gain

Yeah, you read that right.   The name of the game in this muscle thing is gain.  You might say, "Obviously!"  Ah, but you'd be surprised how many folks make missteps in this game, myself included. When I first started out, I thought I knew what I was doing.  I was...Read More
12 Weeks to . . . ?

12 Weeks to . . . ?

Type "12 Week Transformation" into Google and you'll be bombarded with page after page of links to the best 12 week transformations.  Inside some of those links you'll find absolute guarantees and promises, and supplement offers along with their own guarantees and promises.  While not all the sites listed will guarantee...Read More
Do it Anyway!

Do it Anyway!

Work out this morning?  I don't feel like it.  Pick up the kids' toys from the living room floor (AKA: Hurricane Central)?  Nooooo.  Wash a load of clothes?  Nu uh, not happening.  Wash the dishes?  Really?  Again?  But I just did that yesterday!!  I don't wanna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But I did it anyway. ...Read More
Iron Will

Iron Will

It sits before you, silent.  Cold.  Indifferent.  Its unrelenting presence takes the measure of a man without saying a word.  It cares for no one.  With its power to humble you all at once, it knows nothing of personal bests.  It doesn't root for you.  It is your utterly unconcerned opponent.  Blissfully unaware of...Read More