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Your Warm Up Sucks; Here’s How to Fix It – Episode 391

If you wanna know everything I personally do to prepare to dominate my workouts, you’re in luck, because I’m gonna reveal some of my best strategies. And all that muscle doesn’t really mean sh*t if it’s covered up by a bunch of fat, so I’ll let you know how to boost your metabolism so you can finally get the jacked and ripped physique you want.   continue reading.

How to Get Stronger Every Week, Optimize Your Protein Intake, and Get Your Abs to Pop – Episode 352

You guys had a ton of great questions for me this week. So this episode is packed with info you need to take your physique to the next level. We’ll get your exercise selection, set up and execution optimized. We’ll get your diet on point. And we’ll get your abs to pop.  Bottom line, you wanna know how to build a badass body, THIS is the episode for you! Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

Healing, Harming and Helping the Human Body with Dr. Mark Cheng – Episode 345

Dr. Mark Cheng is my healer, my teacher, my friend and my brother.   A lifelong student of healing, harming, and helping the human body through martial and medical sciences, he has devoted countless hours across continents to connect the dots for his patients.   Spending time with the man will not only improve your mindset and how you operate as a human being but also leave your body feeling healthier, stronger and more bulletproof than ever before.  (As long as he’s practicing medicine on you, not martial arts.) If you can’t hang with Doc Cheng in person the next best thing is… continue reading.

How to Become a Great Coach, Cardio for Fat Loss, & Keeping Your Joints Healthy – Episode 294

On this week’s listener Q&A episode I give away a bunch of stuff, tell some stories, welcome a surprise guest to the studio, and answer a wide array of your questions. I also rant on a variety of subjects and tell stories ranging from Instagram handles to the stupid mistake I made in New York City not one, not two, but three friggin times.  Scroll down for show notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

Drop the Deadlift?

If the deadlift is the best muscle building exercise on the planet why do many successful strength and conditioning coaches not use the movement with their athletes? The reason is simple; the deadlift takes too much out of you and is very hard to recover from. When you have an athlete who also needs to be implementing speed work, conditioning and sport specific drills on a regular basis you can’t afford to compromise his recovery ability to such an extreme level. A hard deadlift session will usually leave him slower, less explosive and with a general, overall… continue reading.

Assistance Lifts to Build the Big 3

Recently Bret Contreras asked me for my top three assistance lifts that bring up the bench, squat and deadlift. I’m not a big fan of the barbell bench press by any stretch of the imagination (the military press is a far better, more functional, safer lift) but if someone wanted to bring it up and asked for my help here’s what I would recommend, along with three lifts to bring up the squat and deadlift as well… Bench Press Rack Deadlift/ Inverted Row- To bench press a lot of weight you need a big,… continue reading.

How to Build Muscle with High Reps

Although I am not a fan of high reps on most exercises for most lifters, there are actually times when I do recommend them. So if you want to learn how to build muscle with high reps, then read on. When you are more advanced and have developed a respectable level of strength, high reps can actually be a great tool for stimulating new muscle growth. The reason I don’t recommend high reps to beginners is because they don’t have the strength, coordination or stabilization to maintain perfect form throughout a long duration set… continue reading.