Band Pullovers – The Torso Builder

The classic dumbbell pullover is an exercise bodybuilders have been doing for ages. Back in the Golden era they were credited with building bigger lats, pecs, and serratus. Many top bodybuilders also swore they increased the size of your rib cage too. You have probably seen old black and white pictures of people like...

Tyron Woodley’s Fight Camp Circuit Routine Explained

Former UFC champ Tyron Woodley has one of the best bodies in the UFC, and it’s understandable if you see his routine. Watch Woodley walk you through his fight camp circuit workout while dishing out expert advice to maximize the moves.

Why You Should Audit Your Training

If you’re feeling stuck, frustrated that your efforts haven’t delivered the results you wanted, and you are spinning your wheels, then the answer is a simple, yes. You should audit your training. What do I mean by audit your training? Well, it’s simple really. You need to make sure what you’re doing will actually get...

The Toxicity of Diet Culture

Diet culture is toxic, haven’t you heard? For many, the impetus behind the anti-diet culture movement is all about putting an end to fat-shaming and our unhealthy obsession with losing weight. While this is a noble cause, it’s not what this piece is about. Because the truth is, 50 percent of my clients have expressed to...

Gym Gimmicks: The Prowler

For an effective lower-body workout with a serious dose of conditioning, it’s hard to beat the classic sled. Unless, of course, you’ve got a prowler at your gym. This very particular piece of equipment is similar to the sled—in fact, it’s a type of sled—that’s distinguished by having three points of contact with the...

The Hollow Body: The Most Important Skill to Master

Hollow rocks and hollow holds: There’s a good chance you have been doing them wrong, and because of it, there’s an even better chance they’re not translating to make your other gymnastics skills—like ring rows, pull-ups, push-ups, handstands, and muscle-ups—more efficient. What do I mean by hollow body position? It’s characterized by a shortening of the...

Prime Your New Year's Resolution Now For a Change That Actually Sticks

Halloween has come and gone and we are officially into the holiday season. Two months of spending and gorging yourself silly which eventually leads to resolution season, where you worry about whatever damage was done. Yet, given the success rate of New Year's resolutions (80% fail by February), maybe we should short-circuit this annual...

The Weightlifter's Guide to Plant-Based Clean Eating

The human body uses 20 amino acids—the building blocks that form protein. They are found in a variety of food sources, including animals and plants. Essential amino acids are those the body cannot make itself, which means they must be taken in through food sources or supplements. They come primarily from animal sources like...

The Holiday Turkey Gut Buster Workout

This is one of the best in-the-gym workouts you will ever try. I use this style of training a lot with my clients who want to get in super shape in minimum time. When done right, this style of training will really drive the metabolism and maximize calorie expenditure. Warm-up: 5-10 minutes using your warm-up...

In Remembrance of Joe Weider's 100th Birthday

Nov. 29, 2019, would have been Joe Weider’s 100th birthday. I had the good fortune to enjoy an 18-year working relationship with Joe, who passed away on March 23, 2013. He was initially an employer, who morphed into my mentor, then friend, and eventually became like a second father. In working so closely with...