12 Things I’ve Learned In 12 Years Of Lifting


I grew up in a really small town, and went to a very small school. There were 68 kids in my graduating class. The same weight room I learned to lift in was the same weight room my Dad worked out in. When I was 13 years old and in 7th grade I got my first taste of lifting. My friends and I used to walk into the gymnasium, and go up the stairs into an old and beat up weight room. The mirrors were...

National Donut Day, Mexican Food, and Fat Loss


Every single dieter has kicked ass for a few days, and then fallen off the wagon completely. It’s pretty damn hard to stick to a diet 100% for any length of time. Especially when life throws times at you that don’t normally make it easy to stick to a pretty strict fat loss diet. That’s exactly what happened to me last weekend, and will happen again next weekend. Planning for...

Does A Slow Metabolism Actually Exist?


“I’ve been doing everything. I just can’t drop the weight. I’m pretty sure I just have a slow metabolism” It’s inevitable. A minimum of 11 times a day in every commercial gym across the world, within it’s warm iron filled confines, someone will utter those words. Any trainer has seen it and heard it all too often. Some of us even believe it with our clients. In theory it’s a great idea. You’ve...

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