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45 Quick Lessons From My 45 Years Alive

Last week I celebrated my 45th birthday in Kauai. As a gift to you here are 45 lessons/tips I’ve learned during those years: Lift, carry & drag heavy things. Sprint, jump, & throw. Less is more. Spend more time outside. Play. Prioritize sleep. Meditate. Eat real food. Unplug more. Smile more. Compliment more. Hug more. Laugh more. Take more risks. Give more credit. Learn to write and speak effectively. Learn how to sell. Simplify, always. Make faster decisions. Act like a leader. Learn to tell better stories. Have a mission. Adopt a dog. Make… continue reading.

My Take on Direct Arm Work

Some strength coaches and “functional training” guys have a thing against direct arm work. You shouldn’t train bi’s or tri’s because doing so doesn’t help you on the field or develop real world strength they say. Others tell you that training arms makes you look like a narcissistic douchebag. I see this kind of stuff in articles and Facebook posts all the time. In all honesty, I’ve probably said something similar myself in the past just to make a point. The anti arm training brigade says that you should only train for strength or function, looks… continue reading.

Is a Pump Needed to Build Muscle?

Is a pump needed to build muscle? Some people emphatically state that getting a good pump is necessary. Others say just the opposite. First of all, the ability to easily obtain a good pump is a sign that your body is in an anabolic state and ready to train. It shows us that the body and the cells are well hydrated and ready to grow. Some days, you go to the gym and can’t get a pump no matter what you do. Your body is telling you something, and that something is that you are not in… continue reading.