Unless you have been hiding under a rock as of late, you have probably heard the buzz surrounding squatting every day based on the Bulgarian method and brought to life by Coach John Broz.
However, I originally learned about the method of squatting every day from Cory Gregory, President of Muscle Pharm. You can check out his podcast when he was a guest on Barbell Shrugged and find his latest “Squat Every Day” program here.
“Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.” – Darren Hardy, The Compound Effect
Want to know the remedy for procrastination, laziness or any other negative trait you can possibly think of?
It’s momentum my friends. It’s doing one little ounce of something to get you steered in another direction.
“The difference between rising at five and seven o’clock in the morning, for forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man’s life.”
Waking early doesn’t just happen. It takes discipline to get up early each and every day. So if you have any desire of being the best there freakin’ is, it’s going to benefit you to get up off your butt and wake when the alarm goes off.
“Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.” – Ed Coan
If you seem to be lagging in the BAAM (Big A** Arm Muscles) department and you’re looking to build bigger vascular arms you need to put your focus on the exercises that will get you the most bang for your buck.
The Pareto principle, or the 80/20 rule, states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. – Wikipedia
Mostly used in business, the 80/20 rule can be applied to general health as well. Whether it’s food in the kitchen or working out in the gym, let’s cut the crap. Use these tips and focus your attention on what really matters.
“People ask, ‘Why are you still coaching?’ I forgot to get fired and I’m not going to cheat.” – Steve Spurrier
Growing up a fan in the SEC, man, did I love to hate the ol’ HBC. An offensive-minded football coach in a time where defense ruled the roost, Steve Spurrier brought excitement to the game of college football through his “Fun-N-Gun” offense.
When Spurrier spoke, I’d intently listen waiting for his next great jab. For this reason, SEC Media Days will never be the same. Whether you loved him or hated him for it, his brash one-liners will stand the test of time.
Competition brings out the best in all of us. I mean, we compete with ourselves everyday. Whether we’re lifting heavier weight, attempting to run just a second faster, hitting that AMRAP for just one more rep, we want to be better than we were yesterday.
We compete not just with ourselves, but against others. How good are we? How far have we come? We find the answers through competition. Competing against others is a testing ground and the testing ground came this past weekend at Pensacola Beach Brawl 4.
Warrior – A person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage or aggressiveness.
To succeed in the weight room, you must have patience and the ability to maintain a mental focus. Building muscle and breaking PR’s is not easy and to see success takes perseverance.
To persevere, you must commit yourself to the barbell. It’s only when you commit yourself that you begin to get results. This relates not only to lifting but in life as well. Think about it in these two scenarios.
The number is staggering but the average American dines outside of their home 4 to 5 times a week. To put another way, Americans eat 20% of their meals per week away from home.
This statistic tells us is that dining out is widely popular and whether it’s due to convenience or due to travel, dining at restaurants is a way of American life.
Because of this, the tendency for many is to blame their busy schedule and the lack of options when dining out to keep them from eating healthy.
A couple summers ago I suffered a minor wrist injury that caused me to have to scale my workouts a bit for a few months. Some might look at this time as a setback, however, I took it upon myself as a challenge and decided if I could do nothing more than squat, then I was going to squat often.