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Renegade Success Story: Kevin Cassidy

Guest Post By Renegade Inner Circle Member Kevin Cassidy I was lost. For seven years of my life I was living in chaos, pollution of my body, and destruction of my mind. My life was in a downward spiral leading to my bottom. I started off with the world in my hands, and became willing to give it all away for another drink. I have been involved in athletics my entire life. I grew up playing football, roller hockey, ice hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer with my friends. When I grew older my love for the game… continue reading.

Better Than Ever at 40?

Every time I log into the Renegade Strength Club I get inspired. There’s always something that makes me smile. Sometimes it’s the new found confidence guys have after they’ve started the program. Other times it’s seeing their transformations or hearing about their incredible strength gains and new PR’s. But being over 40 with a long history of injuries, one thing I really appreciate is hearing about guys who finally found a pain free way to train. “I have trained Renegade style for probably close to 6 years now… continue reading.

From a Skinny Fat Weakling to Jacked and Strong

Renegade Strength Club member, Michael Hodge sent us this message recently: *** My name is Michael Hodge, and I have been a member of the Renegade Strength Club for over 5 years. In October of 2011 I was weak and skinny fat, and I could not, for the life of me, figure out a way to break through my “plateau.” After finding Jason, I discovered that there was no plateau, and I was, in fact, just training the wrong way. Since I had seemingly tried everything else, I figured I… continue reading.

A Simple Way to Give Back Without Breaking the Bank

One of our primary reasons for being is to give back. To help out those less fortunate and leave the world a better place. We can do this by donating time, talent or treasure. With some smart planning many of us can figure out how to donate time or talent. The last one is what many of us get stuck with. “How can I donate treasure (money) if I don’t have that much myself? I thought I was supposed to save my money? How will I pay my bills?” I used to struggle with the same questions myself for years. continue reading.

Top 10 Slayer Songs to Train To

Guest Post by Mark Crook It was June 28, 1991 and I witnessed what was probably the most memorable “metal” moment of my life. I was standing with my brother about 10 rows back center stage in Madison Square Garden during the “Clash of the Titans” tour and there was an evil sounding chant blasting through the arena…. “join us, join us, join us”… but in reverse. It got louder and louder and concluded with a demonic shout of “Welcome Back!” followed by a crashing of drums and guitars with a blast of red light and smoke filling the entire… continue reading.

My Path Down The Iron Trail

Guest Post by Renegade Inner Circle Assistant Coach – Kyle Matthews I grew up painfully shy and can remember being self-conscious for as long as I can remember. I grew up playing sports year around. I played football, baseball, and basketball from the earliest age possible until I got to high school. I was always active. I also never excelled at any of those sports. I hadn’t developed the competitive spirit yet and my shy nature killed any aggression that I could have used to my benefit. Until I started pop warner football, that is. I loved football. continue reading.

Don’t End up Like This Douchebag

I was sitting in the downstairs lounge at Southern Hospitality in New York City Saturday night having a great conversation with Nate Green about life, productivity and happiness when Mike Geary wandered over. He wanted to discuss The Renegade Diet and get some more details about it. I broke it down for about a minute or two before one of the top twenty most annoying human beings on the planet made his way into the conversation. He told me had some type of hypnosis business and then started spewing out one excuse after another for his appearance. continue reading.

5 Things About Training I Had To Learn The Hard Way

Guest Post From Renegade Inner Circle Coach, Sean Hyson 1) Periodization is Overrated Unless you’re an athlete with a firm schedule of competitions and a clear off-season, pre-season, and peak-season, you’re better off not planning your training too far into the future. Pick a variety of exercises that you want to get strong on or need to bring up weak points, find the appropriate rep ranges to work them in, and cycle through them. Allow yourself to adjust workouts based on how you feel on a particular day. Arnold and the other bodybuilders of yesteryear who never read a… continue reading.

Top 10 Anthrax Songs To Train To

Guest Post by Mark Crook You like “metal” music”?! Really?! But you have short gray hair, wear glasses, you’re middle-aged, you wear a suit, work a corporate job, no tattoos, drink good wine… no way!! I’ve heard this far too often and I’m sure many of you have as well. According to society, we should’ve outgrown this music by our late twenties and calmed down listening to nothing heavier than Tom Petty (I like Tom Petty, by the way, but everything has its place). I don’t care what anyone says… a gym can be playing rock or hip hop or rap… continue reading.

Back to the Future: Learning From Mistakes of the Past

Guest post by Renegade Inner Circle Coach, Keith Scott When I was in high school I was a 3 sport athlete. I trained all year around for football, wrestling and baseball. There was never a month that I wasn’t in the gym, on the field, on the mat, or somewhere doing what I thought would make me the best. I had ZERO idea what I was doing, but I did stuff anyway. I would spend my weekends jumping off of my picnic table in my backyard. Why? Because someone once mentioned how great plyometrics were. What… continue reading.

Renegade Success Story: Greg Hudson

Guest Post by Greg Hudson. I’ve been following The Renegade Diet for 6 weeks now. I’ve been training for around 8 years and the gains have been steady and minimal. My diet has obviously been the limiting factor. I lost 6kg of fat in 6 weeks (I’m sure body fat % has dropped and lean muscle mass increased but I wasn’t measuring it), but have had some great muscle/strength gains it would seem as well as fat loss. I’ve gone from 76.5kg to 70.5kg in 6 weeks. I went from doing 20kg weighted dips and chin-ups to doing… continue reading.

Are You Wasting Your Time on Meaningless Bullsh*t?

Yesterday, after finishing my daily success routine that I go through each morning I walked down Main Street to Dogtown Coffee. Along the way I checked the rent on a couple vacant spaces and nodded or said hello to everyone I made eye contact with. In a world where social interaction seems to have been replaced by staring at your cell phone I always like to go out of my way to talk to people and try to make them smile. Sometimes it just freaks them out but that’s fine too. That still brings a smile to my face and… continue reading.

The Beastie Boys & Me

I was originally gonna write this last May, after the death of MCA. But I figured the internet was full of enough articles eulogizing Adam Yauch at the time so I’d hold off. Plus it’s easy to get oversentimental about celebrities when they pass. When you wait eleven months it gives you a clearer perspective. I grew up thirty minutes outside of New York City listening to 80’s and 90’s hip hop. Run DMC, Public Enemy and LL Cool J provided the soundtrack for my youth. In the beginning I was never much of a Beastie Boys fan. Like… continue reading.

Top 15 Ice Cube Training Songs

Guest Post by Renegade Inner Circle Coach, Keith Scott Ice Cube has always been one of my favorite rappers of all time. I have never made a Hip Hop training mix that does not include a plethora of Ice Cube tracks. One of the best lyricists of all time, Cube brings anger, aggression, and intensity in almost all of his songs. These are a few of the ingredients that every training session needs. So, here are my top 15 Ice Cube training songs. 15. Pushin’ Weight – (War & Peace Vol. 1) – Great… continue reading.

Renegade Success Story: Addison Marshall

Guest post by Renegade Inner Circle Member, Addison Marshall When I was playing Spring football my freshmen year I started having very bad rib pain. After a few tests, I learned that my ribs had cracked from a spleen that had been enflamed with Leukemia cells. Finding out I had cancer was the worst news of my life. The first 6 months were hell and my body was showing it.  I had lost about 30 pounds and most of my muscle.  I just ate shit all day and was always to tired to workout.  I eventually gained weight… continue reading.