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Training Legs with a Bad Back, What Are “Effective Reps,” & Recommended Natural Grooming Products – Episode 382

On this week’s Q&A episode we cover training around injuries, building muscle, nutrition, music, grooming and more.  I also give a brief explanation of how and why I ended up moving out of LA and down to Austin. And then out of Austin to our new temporary home.  Grab your headphones (preferably with a wire to avoid EMF’s!), take the dogs for a walk (or go adopt one) and enjoy.  Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

Best Split For Mass Gain, Training Beginners, 1 Dumbbell Workouts, & Perfect Pushups – Episode 330

This week we have another quarantine Q&A solo episode. Hopefully this will provide you with some entertainment, quality info and the knowledge you need to keep getting jacked, strong and lean during these challenging times. Listen as I answer your questions on training, nutrition, books, mentorship and more. Scroll down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to listen on SoundCloudClick here to subscribe via Stitcher… continue reading.

The Benefits of Lower Rep Training, Building Muscle with Calisthenics, & Is Stretching Useless? – Episode 301

We’ve got another great Q&A episode of Renegade Radio today, featuring all the questions you guys sent in. In this episode you’ll learn the benefits of lower rep training, how to build jacked & strong legs, the most important thing to focus on doing your workouts, what you HAVE to do before you leave the gym, and a lot more. If you wanna take your training to the next level and build the badass body you deserve, you can’t afford to miss this one! Scroll down for show notes:… continue reading.

12 Ways to be a Better Trainer or Strength Coach

1) Always Start Too Easy Whenever you have a new client always start them out with easy exercises and light weights. If you do group training have them do the easiest progression of whatever the rest of the more advanced members of the group are doing. Any nitwit can create a hard workout. That doesn’t make it effective, though. You don’t want them struggling or getting down on themselves or thinking that your training is too hard. Nor do you want them throwing up during their first session or getting too sore from it. 2) Don’t Introduce… continue reading.

Do These Exercises to Get Jacked

All too often I walk into public gyms and see skinny guys plugging away, doing set after set of the worst, time wasting exercises possible. That’s why, today, I’m going to show you the most effective exercises per body part starting from the traps and working our way down to the calves. Remember that the most important factor in all of strength training is progressive overload. So forget about all the other confusing nonsense and work to get brutally strong on these exercises. When you can move head turning weights for ten reps you will be big. continue reading.

The Unmaking of an Athlete: Part 2

Originally written For Elite Fitness Systems in 2004 When Part One of this article was written a few years ago the focus was on college strength coaches. Unfortunately the unmaking of an athlete begins long before college. It starts at a very young age with uninformed but well intentioned parents. By doing what they think is best for their kids; many parents actually end up destroying their children’s athletic futures. For this story to be complete we have to go back to the beginning. The father of three high school aged boys I used to coach is… continue reading.