Hatch Squat Program – A Review

Hatch Squat Program – A Review

Do you even lift, bro?  Outside of the bench press, the squat is considered to be one of the Kings of Fitness.  And I’ve found nothing is more fatiguing than a squat program.  I also know this.  Just like buying a boat, where the best days come when you buy it and when you sell it, same goes for a tough squat program.  The best days of the program are when you start and when you finish.  Why?  Well, when you start a long 12 week program such as Hatch, everything is new.  New rep scheme, a sight on new accomplishments.  Just the feel of the overall program, like you’re onto something different.  And when you finish the program, it is a heck of a sense of accomplishment to be consistent in squatting for 12 weeks.  You’ve come a long way and it is time to test your strength with a max day.

10 Benefits of Rising Early

Mornings are awesome. For me there is no better time of day than when I first wake up and get moving. And I’m not talking about a 10 AM kind of morning either. I mean early rising before the sun comes up and getting on the ready to crush my day.

14 Items For A Better Gym Bag

Ever been to the gym only to get there and realize, “Crap, I forgot something!”?  We’ve all been there and it can be a frustrating inconvenience at times.  Packing a gym bag in preparation for your training is a great way to ensure you keep everything in one place so you don’t forget the next time.  Below are some items you will want to include.

The Chinup Project, A Review – Part II

For the last 4 weeks I have endured a program that has at times pushed me to my limits. Joe Peek-Big A*$ ArmNot so much from a physical standpoint, though the program is very much physical, but from a mental standpoint. The Chinup Project is as mentally tough as it is physically tough. More so than I could have ever thought.

10 Reasons to Become Jacked & Strong

In order to get Jacked, in order to get Strong, you must take action.  It’s not for everybody.  Not everybody can hack it.  It takes a certain mentality and a certain mental toughnessYou either want it or you don’t.  For those of you that do, I have a simple tip for you…”Go Get It.”  It’s that simple.  Get your butt in the gym, take care of yourself in the kitchen and get a proper amount of sleep at night and you can dwindle the fat away and become a lean muscle-building machine.

I can sit here and give away all the many health benefits you will receive just by reducing your overall fat level and packing on some hard-earned muscle but that would be rather boring.  I would rather stab myself in the eye.  So for yours and mine benefit I am going to give you 10 reasons on why you should become Jacked and Strong.

Mental Approach to Life & Training

I love energy. Not only in the gym but in life. Nothing fires me up more than hard training and listening to people who motivate me. Not just with what they say but in how they live their lives. They back up their talk with action. These are the people in life who I want to surround myself with. Not the naysayers and people who talk a big game but don’t back it up.

3 Cool Methods of Bodyweight Training

I recently read “Jailhouse Strong” by Josh Bryant and Adam Benshea and if you enjoy reading books on training, this one will not disappoint. The idea behind the book is to discuss the strength training methods incorporated by jail-house inmates including free-weight and body-weight methods. So, if you are unsure on how to start, here are 3 fun ways to incorporate body weight training into your workouts. The below methods can be used on just about any body weight movement you choose including burpees, pushups, squats, lunges, chinups, pullups, dips, tricep extensions, leg raises, situps, etc.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Training

Back in the day I can remember walking into the gym, begin taking a look at all the equipment and I would sometimes get this overwhelming feeling of, “Okay, where do I start?”  I had no plan in place and a sense of programming was not in my toolbox.  Heck, my rep schemes came from the latest fitness magazine for no other reason than that it looked like it might work.  It was just a big mess.  That’s why I’ve come up with five ways to help you get the most out of your training to help prevent yourself from going through the same mistakes I did.