The Warm-Up

When it comes to serious lifters' training, he or she knows that they need to be prepared for the heavy lifts ahead of them. They must be: Physically prepared Mentally prepared Focused So when you see someone in the gym paying more attention to their abs in the mirror or how many Pokemon they've caught at the gym, you know they aren't really prepared in any of the ways listed above. [caption id="attachment_2333" align="alignleft" width="183"] Burpees BRUH![/caption] The three points above, form the basis of why we warm-up. The warm-up I'm talking about isn't your high school gym teacher's calisthenic warm-up either. I'm talking about specific warm-ups to get you ready to slag some serious weight. If you aren't interested in throwing around weights, move to another article, this one…
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Why I’m NOT A Keto Zealot

Discussing why I don't like Keto for myself, my clients, or people who rely on nutrition to boost performance. I also cover who might enjoy Keto for shorter time frames. In this video you'll learn: Is Keto right for you? Is Keto enjoyable? Is Keto easy to follow? What are my preferences What are most people who are strong and muscular doing in terms of diet? How did Keto work for the Lakers? Why I like carbohydrates for performance and energy Is Keto sustainable? Why I like sustainable diets And much, much more.
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Deloads: What, When, and Why

Just spreading that deload gospel! These are under utilized by lifters who are often hurt, if you fall into that category, watch this, learn, and implement! In this video you'll learn: - How a deload can help you avoid injury - What is a deload and what does it consist of - How to change volume and intensity during deloads - Why we deload for joint health - How often you need to deload - How experience can effect how often to deload - How to take cues from your own body to plan when to take a deload - The difference between a proactive and reactive deloads - Why you should deload even when training is going very well - Common training intervals between deload weeks - Why you…
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The Minimalists Way To Strength

I often see people making the excuse that they don't have specific machines or tools in order to make progress in the gym. I do a agree that if you don't have free weights, you are at a disadvantage in the muscle and strength gain game. In order to make progress in these fields, you need progressive overload. You need to use lifts that allow the give you the highest potential to add resistance. A common heuristic I like to make is: If you had a year to add weight to a lift what do you think you could get stronger on between a barbell flat bench press and a flat dumbbell flye? Unless you're wacko the answer is pretty obvious. We want to focus our efforts on lifts that…
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