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Changing Volume For Bigger Gains

November 20th, 2016

  We’ve all heard coaches say that you need to keep changing the number of sets you do. But what they never seem to tell you is how exactly to do that.   Well, I’ll tell you how. One way, at least, that’s worked especially well for me in the past three months.     […]

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No Sleep, No Problem

August 6th, 2016

Whether you were up all night due to barking dogs, the voices in your head, or binge watching on Netflix, there’s no question that the last thing you want to do first thing in the morning is hit the gym. But that doesn’t mean you get to roll back over in bed. There are a […]

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Why I Became A Hooker (Lifting-Related Post!)

May 20th, 2016

There’s probably nothing you can do in a gym that’s more painful than using a hook grip to deadlift—short of dropping a 45-pound plate on your toes.   Why then, would you want to adopt such a technique?   Well, I certainly didn’t for many years, and now I’ve come to the conclusion that I […]

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Learning To Squat (The Right Way)

May 2nd, 2016

One of the worst mistakes you can make as a trainer is to train your clients the same as you do yourself. It’s impossible to remove all the bias you have—after all, you want to pass on the stuff that worked for you because… well… it worked for you—but you need to remember that not […]

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Live and Breathe Strength

February 22nd, 2016

OK, I know I haven’t written a post in a while, and every time I don’t, I have an excuse. It’s usually one of the following:   A) I was out with a chick. (This doesn’t happen nearly often enough so you have to understand why I prioritize the times when it does.)   B) […]

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