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Why 99% of People Who Work Out Fail Miserably – Episode 419

After you listen to this episode your training will be changed forever and you will get SO MUCH more out of every workout you do. Can anyone say GAINZ? continue reading.

My Favorite Breakfast, Back Blasting Exercises, and Ignoring Most Fitness Advice – Episode 378

On this listener Q&A episode of Renegade Radio I’m answering your questions about a variety of topics. Wanna know what I eat for breakfast to feed my muscles and give myself the energy to dominate my day? Wanna learn how to build a strong and jacked back? Maybe you’re training hard to gain muscle but you’re tired of beating the hell out of your joints…. I got ya covered. You’ll learn all this and much more! Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe… continue reading.

How to Be Jacked & Athletic with WWE Strength Coach, Sean Hayes – Episode 320

As the WWE Performance Center’s Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sean Hayes is helping shape the physiques of NXT recruits and some of pro wrestling’s most recognizable superstars. The Harvard Grad, former linebacker, and former NFL Strength Coach knows what it takes to get people jacked, strong and ready to perform in any arena. If you’ve ever wondered how pro wrestlers build such amazing bodies, and more importantly how you can build one of your own, this episode is for you! Scroll down for show notes:… continue reading.

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.

The Only 2 Things You Need to be Jacked, Happy, and Successful – Episode 300

We’re celebrating two milestones this week. It’s episode 300 of Renegade Radio. And, on top of that, as of July, I’m officially celebrating 25 years in the fitness industry. To kick off the show I’m giving away hundreds of dollars’ worth of supplements. So be sure to listen for your name. If you missed this giveaway, you’ll have another chance next week. On this episode I’ll get into serious detail on precisely how you should be training for the best results. I’ll give you the specifics of what to do when injured. And talk about the… continue reading.

Celebrity Trainer, Ashley Borden: Improving Lives Through Fitness – Episode 260

From a young age Ashley Borden felt an inherent connection to fitness. But she was plagued with an eating disorder throughout most of her teens. At only 18 years old she hit rock bottom. It wasn’t until she found the right balance of exercise and nutrition that her life began to change for the better. Overcoming her own personal struggles sparked Ashley’s passion for helping others. She became a Personal Trainer, Lifestyle Consultant and one of the most successful, sought-after women in the fitness industry. Her clientele includes some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces and elite professional athletes from the… continue reading.

How to Become a Jacked Nin-Jilla (Ninja-Gorilla) with John Wolf – Episode 247

John Wolf is Onnit’s Chief Fitness Officer, and an expert in unconventional training methods such as kettlebell, steel club, and suspension training. With 15-plus years of experience in the fitness industry, he has worked with rehab clients and athletes of all levels. He moves like Spider Man and can deadlift more than 500 pounds any day of the week. If you want to learn the training methods to help you become jacked, strong, mobile and healthy don’t miss this episode. Scroll down for show notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

Be Stronger, Healthier and More Successful with Adam and Vanessa Lambert of Bee the Wellness – Episode 244

My guests in the all new episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast are the creators and co-owners of Bee the Wellness, Adam and Vanessa Lambert. They are here to teach you how to optimize your diet and training, recover faster from workouts , achieve more success in business, find balance in your life and much, much more! Adam is a former Battalion Chief for the third largest fire department in the US and he is recognized as one of the leading strength and conditioning coaches in the fire service. Vanessa is a former competitive athlete in multiple sports and a health and… 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.

Getting Jacked Without The Joint Pain

You often hear that skinny guys, aka “hardgainers,” should do nothing but the big power lifts. That’s sh*t advice. Most “hardgainers” have pencil necks, pipe cleaner forearms, string bean calves and tiny joints. They’re also tight and immobile. All this is what makes you a “hardgainer.” If being skinny was your only issue but you had big joints and the right structure for big lifts getting jacked would be easy. You could do any of those typical programs and you’d feel great and get huge. But you don’t, so you… continue reading.

Arthur Saxon on Conditioning

Arthur Saxon was a big influence on me, as obvious by the Renegade logo at the top of this site. I’m obsessed with old time strongmen and old school methods of training. One of the things I like about the early days of Physical Culture is that everyone did everything. Meaning that bodybuilders lifted heavy weights and competed in contests where they had to do more than pose. Lifters possessed impressive physiques and usually didn’t gain unnecessary fat to simply improve their leverages on an exercise and lift more weight. Olympic lifts were not practiced only by… 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.

The Unmaking of an Athlete

This is an old article from 2004, originally written for Elite Fitness.  Since it was quite popular and many of you may have missed it, I figured I would reprint it here today… **** I sometimes wonder if there are any prerequisites at all to getting a job as college strength and conditioning coach. As the owner of my private athletic training company (Renegade Strength & Conditioning) I have had the opportunity to work with athletes from numerous colleges and universities across the country and have witnessed their disgust with their schools strength and conditioning programs. continue reading.

Conditioning Guidelines

Question: I am a little confused about how to set up my conditioning workouts and what the guidelines and parameters should be. Could you help me out with that? Answer: Ok, when discussing conditioning the first thing that needs to be asked is what is your primary training goal at the moment? If it is to get huge and strong, then conditioning must be limited and can not interfere with your main workouts. If you… continue reading.

The Kids Are Alright

Originally published at EliteFTS.com 11/2005 Last night I closed the doors to my strength and conditioning facility for the last time. After over ten years in the same town and the same building, it was time for me to move on to new challenges. When I finished carrying the final few medicine balls out to my truck I locked the doors permanently. I pulled out of the parking lot and headed to meet a few friends for dinner. When I arrived I walked into a surprise party thrown for me by over thirty of my closest clients. continue reading.