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How Jeremy Gained 55 Pounds & Built a 7-Figure Business

My name is Jeremy, and I’ve been following Jay’s stuff since picking up Muscle Gaining Secrets in 2008. I was a skinny fucker (weighed about 110 at 5′ 9″) throughout school, and because of it, I was extremely timid and shy. I’m not going to say I was bullied, but I was definitely pushed around a lot and didn’t do anything about it. Lack of size lead to lack of confidence, and it was holding me back immensely. During the years of 2009-2010, that changed. I followed MGS religiously, and was able to go from 110 to about… continue reading.

Ya Gotta Let It Go

I can’t remember exactly when I stopped living in the past. But I do know that its effect on my life was profound. I used to sit around and reminisce all the time. Get sad and depressed. Even wish I could go back. I used to be crushed when things ended. Or when I moved out of a house/apartment full of great memories. I had an incredibly hard time giving things away because I couldn’t let go. Of anything… “How awesome was that when?” “I really miss those times.” “Man, I’d give anything to go back to college.” “I… continue reading.

Free Yourself

An RSC Exclusive Report – Sign up HERE to become a member today. Free Yourself – By RSC Asst Coach Jack Penner Why’d you get into training? To look better? To gain confidence? At your core, whether you think you wanted muscle, chicks, veins, or all of the above, you really just wanted to live a better life. You wanted the inherent quality that comes with a better life: Freedom. Freedom to pursue your passions Freedom to participate in whatever activities you want. Freedom… continue reading.

“It’s Too Hard”

I always figured the harder ya work, the better your results. And that works incredibly well with strength training… for about 6-8 weeks. Then you’re fried. Overtrained. Joints are aching. Sleep goes to shit. You’re tired but wired. Anxious. Irritable. In a bad mood. Sex drive drops. Can’t get stronger anymore. Weights feel heavy as f*ck. Why does that always happen? Because the body ain’t designed for that kind of pummeling on a regular basis. No sports practices are conducted with such balls to the wall intensity.  You always leave… continue reading.

The Rock Says…

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 at zero? The only thing that matters is this- are you making strength gains? “But what about guys like The Rock? I see him doing incline dumbbell presses with no more… continue reading.

Renegade Success Story: Michael O’Neill

A few weeks ago, Michael O’Neill emailed me to share his success. Today I wanted to share it with you guys. For the last twelve weeks, he has followed MGS 2.0 and The Renegade Diet to the letter. I love hearing success stories like this. Here’s what Mike had to say: “Good afternoon, Wanted to give a positive testimonial for Muscle Gaining secrets 2.0 and Renegade Diet. 12 week progress, weight remained same, BF loss 7%, neck +.5″, shoulders +1.5″, chest +1.5″, waist -1.5″, thigh +2″, bicep +2″ All PB’s out the window. Best routine I’ve ever had the pleasure… continue reading.

Featured Member – Herb Hernandez

The Renegade Strength Club is a group of genuinely great people who are all rooting for you to succeed. No one embodies this more than Herb Hernandez. He is consistently the first person to offer advice or lend a hand. To join Herb and hundreds of others in the Renegade Strength Club, click HERE. Give us a little background on your training history, what brought you to the RSC in the first place, and how you’ve changed since you joined. The past 20 years for me has always been the ups and down in training, Jason has written about this… continue reading.

Is That Really Essential?

To simplify your life, increase your productivity and getter better results from your training you should always ask that question. Before you do anything. Before you start a project. Before you agree to something. Before you buy a little knick-knack to put on your desk or waste time reading some style magazine. Before you do another set of that isolation exercise. Before you log into Facebook to see where your friends took a dump today. This is the entire point of the outstanding book, Essentialism by Greg McKeown. McKeown says that before making any decision to do something, … continue reading.

Featured Member – Luke Baumbach

Give us a little background on your training history, what brought you to the RSC in the first place, and how you’ve changed since you joined. During fall of my senior year of high school my girlfriend at the time poked fun at me for not having a butt in front of a couple other friends. At 5’11” and 155lbs she was probably right. I had never thought much about lifting since I played soccer, tennis, and volleyball. In the past I had messed around with my friends in the weight room but never for more than a week at a time. continue reading.

Top 10 Metallica Songs To Train To

Guest Post by Mark Crook It’s “METAL” time again and it is also time to focus on arguably one of the biggest and most successful bands (metal or otherwise) of all time… METALLICA! I remember hearing them for the first time thinking that no other band was doing what they were doing… playing with the speed and razor sounding thrash that was the signature of their early work. At that time, the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) was in full swing and “ heavy” was Priest, Maiden, Ozzy, etc. Metallica’s intensity was on another level (with amps on… continue reading.

Why Haters Make it so Much Easier For You to Succeed

It’s pretty safe to say that at least 75% of the people on the planet are haters. That’s sad for them but good for you. Why? Because haters will never get anywhere or make anything of their lives. If you’re consumed by hate it’s impossible to do good things. You can’t achieve your dreams or help others when you’re wallowing in hate all day. What that means is YOU only have to compete with 25% of the world’s population for whatever it is you want to accomplish in life. How freaking great is that? You’re not competing with everyone. Most… continue reading.

Are You Making This Depression-Causing Training Mistake?

Let’s assume you’re sitting on the couch on a Sunday in November. You’re watching the Indianapolis Colts but during commercials you flip over to the Oklahoma Thunder game. On one channel you’ve got the 5’9”, 228 pound Trent Richardson. On the other channel you’ve got the 6’9” Kevin Durant. You, we’ll assume, are a genetically average, skinny-fat, 5’9”, 160 pounder. When watching Kevin Durant you’d never in a million years assume that you could grow to his size. But for some reason, whether it’s from being deluded by bodybuilding magazines and supplement companies, or constantly comparing ourselves to others on… continue reading.

What Exercise is Not (Funny Sh*t)

This is a guest post by my buddy, Ryan Nemeth (brother of WWE wrestler, Dolph Ziggler. It’s from his book, How to be a Hardbody. That’s Ryan over there, on the left. EXERCISING IS NOT… Exercising is not war. Working out is not a bloody fight on a battlefield. Exercising is not a live-action wildlife sequence in a jungle with a tiger and a gazelle and sharp teeth and blood and victory and defeat now we have to separate the men from the boys and the predator from the prey and suddenly lightning strikes and there’s fire everywhere… continue reading.

67 Tips on Happiness, Fulfillment & Life

“The meaning of life is that it is to be lived.”– Bruce Lee 1) Always have a quest. 2) Don’t feel the need to justify your opinion. 3) Cut your expenses in half. Then cut them again. 4) Don’t die without any scars. Like Tyler Durden advised. 5) Remember that everyone wants to feel important. 6) Don’t fall into “the busy trap.” It’s okay to not always be “on your grind,” 24/7. 7) Learn something from everyone you meet. 8) Take more risks without fear of making mistakes. 9) Sweat every day. 10) Get Facebook and email off your… continue reading.

A 4-Step Cure For Complaining

A Guest Post By Nate Miyaki, Author of The Way of the Cancer Warrior Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others. – Musashi What IS is more important than WHAT SHOULD BE.  Too many people are looking at “what is” from a position of thinking “what should be”…Circumstances? To hell with circumstances.  I create opportunities. – Bruce Lee The Miracle on Ice, The 2007 New York Football Giants, Rudy, Rocky, The Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania V.  Everyone loves a good underdog story.  Why? It reminds us that it doesn’t matter what your current… continue reading.