Crafting a Successful Squat: The Squat is Individual

Crafting a Successful Squat: The Squat is Individual

Many videos on YouTube, and much of the squat advice found online, will treat the squat with a one-size-fits-all approach.  These "squat tips" often miss the mark because the squat is not a one-size-fits-all situation. There are definite squat rules that should be followed, but squat tips must be taken with a grain of...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
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
Muscle for the Masses

Muscle for the Masses

Whether you're trying to lose weight, maintain your current weight, or just "tone-up," muscle mass is more important than you think. Muscle plays a major role in all three goals.  And as an added bonus, muscle mass can even help keep you looking and feeling younger, longer.  The key to building valuable...Read More
Begin at the Beginning

Begin at the Beginning

Whether you're a gym newbie, or returning to the iron after an extended layoff, it's always best to start at the beginning. As a beginner it is easy to be swayed by all the online fitness hype.  The internet plays host to a plethora of fitness information.  So much, in fact, it can be overwhelming and...Read More