Boulder Shoulders; Major In Minor Movements

The muscles of the shoulder area, known as deltoids or delts, take a beating. Your delts provide assistance to most all upper body movements that involve your torso (i.e., when not simply isolating your arms). Even though the delts get a lot of work, many physique athletes find this area lagging. This is because although…

Living In Chaos; Take YOUR POWER Back

If you’re watching your diet and exercising, the greatest marketers of all-time have shown us that the ultimate ‘end benefit’ is attaining a better body. It’s in our DNA, and as most of you know I’ve ranted on this topic relentlessly. Yet, another psychological linchpin that can keep you motivated to meet that end goal…

Blow Your Muscles Up; No Tourniquet Needed.

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest techniques for building muscle and burning fat, you’ve likely heard of Occlusion Training, otherwise known as Kaatsu. Yet, unlike most training fads that are here today, proven wrong tomorrow, this technique is the real deal. My first read on this training method was through someone I would…

The Trouble With Genetics; Muscle Cells FIght Back

Even if you’re obsessed with building your physique, you may not know your own muscle cells lost their capacity to copy their own DNA before you were born. That means your fully formed muscle fibers are incapable of producing “daughter cell” copies of themselves. So how do you build a more muscular physique?   Muscle…

More Muscle, Less Time; Putting Supersets To Work

Once you’ve been weight-training physique athlete style for about a year, your mind and your muscles are ready for a few advanced techniques to keep you motivated and progressing. As someone who is truly focused on building muscle, you may already know (from reading my blog), that the most critical concept you can never forget…

Getting Leaner; “End All” Diet Plan, Starts Here

  Here is a question I get all the time. “Is what you eat, or how many calories you eat, more important for fat loss?” The answer is, you can’t have one without the other to truly succeed. That said, I firmly believe that the ratio of, proteins to carbs to fats, you consume each…

Lower Leg Secrets; Big Calves Rule

Many Physique Athletes struggle to build their calves. In my view, almost as many train them improperly. The main culprit is likely the fact that like abs, training advice for calves borders on the absurd. If you’ve ever really trained calves properly you know that programs that call for training calves every workout, or every…

Another Rushed Workout; “No Time” Is Now On Your Side

When it comes to time, we’re all tapped out.  If we only had more of it, we’d get that body we really want, right? Well, before you skip training and blame it on “your busy schedule” consider this.   Having less time to train is your new secret weapon. If you use straight sets during…

Ultra Low-Carb/High Protein, The Quick Fix, Needs A Fix

Likely the most elusive piece of the physique changing equation for you is nutrition. It’s been no different for me. Which brings me to the crux of today’s post. That is;  the ultra low carb/high protein diet is likely the most popular nutrition plan for maximizing body-composition of them all, yet in my view misses the mark…

“They’re So Vain, I’d Never Be So Superficial”

Of course you wouldn’t. What’s more selfish though, is neglecting to realize that how you look significantly impacts how you actually treat others. The “vanity knife” really does cut both ways. While we often deny it, and hate to admit it, instinctively we know it. That is; how we look is linked to our social…