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The Jacked Variant – Episode 410

It’s time to build your back better (and your chest, shoulders, arms and legs… which could all use some hyperinflation). We’re issuing a permanent lockdown on shitty, ineffective, dangerous training methods. The Jacked Variant is here and MASSculinity is guaranteed. It’s been over FIVE years since I released a new workout plan that’s been available to anyone but those in my coaching programs. You’ve asked time and time again, and I listened. You wanted my Push/Pull/Legs/Arms split all laid out in a fully detailed program. I have delivered. I’m issuing… continue reading.

How to Gain 15 lbs. of Muscle in Your 40’s, Learning From My Biggest Mistakes, & Starting a Successful Online Biz – Episode 393

Can a guy in his 40’s gain 10-15 pounds of muscle?  If so, how should he train to do it? What are the biggest mistakes I’ve personally made that prevented me from reaching my goals?  How did I overcome them? If I were going to start an online biz today, how would I do it?  I’m gonna cover all this, and much more, in this week’s episode of Renegade Radio.   Pour yourself another cup of coffee… Grab a notebook and pen… Get ready for an hour that can change your life!   Scroll Down for Show Notes:… continue reading.

How to Optimize Your Sleep – Episode 376

Do you want to finally build rock solid muscle, gain strength, and lose your love handles?   Would you like to look and feel 10 years younger and have people wondering what your secret is? Wanna create laser-like focus and improve your mental clarity so you can start dominating the important sh*t on your to-do list? The “secret” to having all this and more is… SLEEP Nothing else you could do can positively impact your entire life like getting more deep, restful sleep can.  Lucky for you, in this episode of Renegade Radio I’m going to teach you how to get… continue reading.

Building Muscle, Becoming a Better Leader & Creating an Iron Paradise – Episode 371

It’s been far too long since we did a listener Q&A, but we’ve got a brand new one for you today. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions on my Instagram. If I didn’t answer yours on this episode I will do my best to answer it on the next one.  Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to listen on SoundCloudClick here to subscribe via Stitcher… continue reading.

How to Break a Plateau, Sequence Exercises Properly, and Make Gains with Light Weights – Episode 335

In the beginning of this episode I share my thoughts on racism in America, all that has gone on, and all that has to change. As regular listeners know this is the cause that I have been most passionate and outspoken about for my entire life. I explain why that is, share some of my life experiences, and what I plan to do going forward. After that we get into a bunch of great listener questions. You don’t want to miss this one! Scroll Down for Show Notes:… continue reading.

3 Keys to Getting Jacked – Episode 323

In this episode I rock the mic for the first time in a while and catch you up on what’s been going on over the last couple months. Then we go in depth on three critical factors that must be optimized in your training in order to maximize your results. It all starts with execution. Very few people get this right. Next is ramping up properly. This is something almost everyone screws up. And it’s a huge part of an optimized workout. Finally, we get to effort. How much effort should you put into each rep?… 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.

The WORST “Over 40” Training Advice

Every day, wherever I look l see terrible training advice being spewed. Especially when it comes to training advice for those over 40. Often times it’s by inexperienced “fitness influencers” who have very little real world experience with real world clients. But sometimes it’s hard to know, right? Well, here’s something hard to believe… Almost EVERYTHING you have been told or taught to believe about proper training is incorrect. That, my friend, is the sad truth. And here are some more hard truths about training: High volume is not the key… continue reading.

The Ultimate Workout For Guys Over 40 – Episode 306

For most people, most of the time, a simple full body workout is going to be your best bet. That will give you the most bang for your buck and the results you’re looking for. But what about if you’re in your 40’s or 50’s and have been lifting for years? What about if you’re banged up with an accumulation of nagging injuries? What about if you’re fairly strong and can move a lot of weight? What about if you still want to incorporate big barbell lifts? And do so in the safest manner possible? Then the rules… continue reading.

My #1 Most Bestest, Baddest Training Secret Ever!?

“Everybody’s doing something. We’ll do nothing!” If I told you that I’ve got a secret that will help you stay healthier and make far better strength gains this year than any year ever before would you be interested? Yes? Okay, here it is… Do nothing. Don’t lift weights. Don’t do bodyweight stuff. Don’t run sprints. Just do nothing. For a month. Now before you all get to thinking I’ve lost my mind (which happened many moons ago) let me explain. First of all, what I’m going to tell you doesn’t apply unless you’ve been training properly for at least three… continue reading.

Should You Always Use a Full Range of Motion?

You want the simple answer? No. Even though you hear a ton of people saying it the fact of the matter is you don’t have to and, in fact, shouldn’t always use a full range of motion on every exercise you do. People who recommend this are well intentioned. I’ve recommended it myself and still do to beginners. In a general sense it’s very good advice. But when we get more advanced and examine things more closely we get a different story. Sometimes a full range of motion can be dangerous. Other times it can simply be… continue reading.

3 Ways to Build Muscle Fast

To build muscle fast you need to present the body with a stimulus that it isn’t used to. This stress will cause the body to adapt by building itself up bigger and stronger. Where most people go wrong is that they think they need to annihilate the muscle in order to elicit any type of response. This is counterproductive. When you annihilate the muscle with tons of sets, reps and constantly train to failure and beyon you drastically increase your recovery time. The problem with that is that training frequency is very important. So when you… 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.