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Conquer Thy Body: The Simple Science of Muscle Growth

science of muscle growth

 This is Part II (read Part I here) of a three-part series on understanding the fundamentals of a successful workout program. My goal is to help you avoid the common pitfalls in a world of false information. I will break down concepts using scientific reasoning and evidence, so you know exactly what you need to do to maximize your time and effort in the ... Read More »

Conquer Thy Body: Avoiding Bad Fitness Advice (Two Books to Trust)

Conquer Thy Body - How to Navigate the Overwhelming Advice of the Fitness

 This is Part I of a three-part series on understanding the fundamentals of a successful workout program. My goal is to help you avoid the common pitfalls in a world of false information. I will break down concepts using scientific reasoning and evidence, so you know exactly what you need to do to maximize your time and effort in the gym. I’m obsessed with ... Read More »

Three Leg Exercises That Will Break You

The muscles in the legs have long been underdeveloped by many self-proclaimed “gym rats.” I see countless guys in my gym with impressive, developed upper bodies on top of a very average lower bodies. Leg exercises are just not the popular thing to do in the gym. However, development of the calves, hamstrings, glutes, and quads are vital for  having ... Read More »

A Simple Exercise for a Monster Chest Workout!

For anyone who regularly hits the gym – having a monster chest is usually a goal. Everyone is familiar with the three more popular variations of the bench press (flat, incline, decline). While these are great exercises to build a bigger chest – I want to focus on a less used exercise that will absolutely help you blast through plateau’s ... Read More »

Motivational Workout Music: Spring 14′ Edition

Solid workout music – An absolute must for a successful workout. Several studies have been done to show that music helps improve one’s performance in the gym. I have a gym playlist that has 40-50 songs. I keep this list very selective in order to avoid wasting time shuffling songs in between sets. From that playlist, I probably listen to ... Read More »

Weight Training for Beginners

Weight Training for Beginners

I’m appalled by what I see in the gym. I start to notice it most when the “New Year’s resolution” crew rushes to the gym on January 1st – determined that this will be the time they follow through on their words and get into shape. Read: The Expert Guide to Getting Motivated for the Gym The problem is that a lot of beginners ... Read More »