Author Archive | Jason Ferruggia

Do You Have to Train Heavy?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Motivation

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Frank K. is a 48-year-old guy who messaged me about Thursday’s email. He told me that he had some nagging injuries from his years playing football. Because of that, he couldn’t lift heavy if he wanted to. I told him I didn’t want him to. When I say you have to get stronger people often […]

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The Best Workouts in 20+ Years

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Motivation

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I just got a great message from a Renegade trainee: “Your workouts are my favorite form of training I’ve ever done in 20+ years. I’ve gotten in the best shape of my life and never enjoyed training more than I do right now.” – Optimized You (on IG) My inboxes are always flooded with messages […]

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The Rock Says…

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Motivation

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When reading about training it’s easy to get confused. So lemme simplify it. Progressive overload will always be king. Period. The end. Every other factor like volume, rest periods, etc. is finite. You can do more sets but only up to a point. You can reduce rest periods but where do you go when you’re […]

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Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn Ya

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Recovery

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Renegade trainee, Marko Zivkovic sent me a note echoing the experiences of thousands. You’ll probably be nodding your head as you read. If you haven’t experienced this yet, pay close attention. You’ll save yourself years of pain and frustration.   “For a long time I’d been doing the classic 5×5 squat, bench and deadlift. It […]

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Ready to fight?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Recovery

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Just out of coincidence I’ve been around a few ex-military badasses lately. SEALS, green berets, marines. Guys who are always physically prepared and ready to do whatever, whenever. That’s a quality all men should strive for. You never know when some sh*t’s gonna go down. Even though most of us live soft, coddled lives I […]

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Badass or Fatass?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Nutrition

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I was watching some UFC stuff last night and saw quite a few dudes with badass physiques. Pretty much the exact build that the majority of guys would wanna have. Jacked, ripped and athletic. Most of them weigh around 160-180 pounds. Let that sink in for a second and then forget about the obsession with […]

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He Gained HOW Much Muscle?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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I got an email and very impressive before and after pics from Renegade Strength Club member, Mike Bulin. He said… “I started following the Renegade Strength Club programs 3 years ago. I must say they changed my life. I used to go into the weight room with zero guidance and zero confidence. Then I stumbled […]

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Dave Chapelle’s an Idiot

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Nutrition

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Not really. Not at all, actually.  I love Dave. Huge fan of everything he does. I watched his new Netflix specials recently and laughed my ass off. But I really cringed at one point. Not because he said something politically incorrect or insensitive. That’s comedy… something that, sadly, needs explaining to a lot of people […]

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JP Sears on Finding Purpose & Living Authentically

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Mindset, Podcast

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JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, YouTuber, author, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives.  JP is the author of “How To Be Ultra Spiritual.”  He encourages healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly informative videos, including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series, which […]

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The 4 Killers of Muscle Growth

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Renegade Strength Club member, Keith Schwartz asked me an interesting question. “Jay, how the hell do you do it? Before doing your workouts I used programs by a lot of the big names in fitness. My joints were always hurting, I never had much energy, and my gains were pretty shitty.  Forget about the XXX […]

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