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“Watch” Out – How the TV Killed Clyde

So what, I like to watch Grey’s Anatomy just as much as the other girls, but that’s about as far as it goes.

Spending hours in front of the “Idiot Box” (we’ll now refer to the TV from here out as the I.B.) is not the way anyone should spend their life.  Yet, people do.  How have we become so bored in our lives that all we can find pleasure in is living out our dreams through the lives of our favorite I.B. show?

Hit Your 1st Pull-Up, Pull-Up Progressions

I remember a while back in my days at globo-gyms, walking up to the pull-up bar, hitting 3 or 4 strict pull-ups, and think to myself, “This sucks!” and I would then stop.

It’s not that I was thinking pull-ups suck; it’s that I sucked at them and I had no plan on how to get better at them. Not having a plan on how to attack pull-ups and then doing them on occasion was the reason I was terrible at them.

7 Squat Everyday Challenges

If you’ve been following my other posts, you’ll have realized by now that I am a big fan of the squat. There is no compound exercise more simple, outside of the deadlift, that packs on muscle and works your body to a sweat.

Also, with a huge number of rep schemes and different programs available for the squat, you should never get bored with this exercise. This is why I’ve chosen to write again on squatting.

Mind Strength-7 Hacks to Self Confidence

“If You don’t have CONFIDENCE, you’ll always find a way not TO WIN.” – Carl Lewis, 9 Time Olympic Gold Medalist

9 times out of 10, defeat begins in the mind.  Think about the last time you went for something a little scary like the last big PR attempt, that interview where on paper you weren’t as qualified as the next guy, that hot girl who keeps looking at you but you can’t find the nerve to go and talk to her.

With defeat already in your mind, how did things turn out?  You don’t even have to answer, my man.  I already know.  You can’t be a WINNER if you lack the confidence.

Maximizing Muscle: Chill and Build

As a guy who loves being in the gym and pushing myself, I take it very seriously when it comes to my health.  Yeah, I have fun lifting weights and there are enormous benefits from physical activity but I want to see my hard work pay off and obtain that sense of satisfaction with muscles popping and veins pumping.

So, how do we do it?  Of course nutrition is involved.  I would venture to say it’s 70% of the work to getting a tight physique but what else outside of lifting and conditioning work can you do to add slabs of muscle and shred the fat?

The New Years 15 Minute Workout

With the start of a new year, comes the beginning of many new year resolutions. Most resolutions will ultimately fail but you can begin combating these failures by maintaining consistency day-in and day-out.

One way to be consistent with your fitness resolution is to have a backup workout plan when your day goes in the crapper and you’re left without much time to get a good workout in.

Squat Every Day

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.

Build Momentum-Create Habits, See Results

“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.

Get Up Early, Build Your Success

“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.”
~Philip Doddridge

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.

Build Bigger Arms – Tips to Grow

“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.