20 Rep Squats For Big Legs!

As mentioned in my last article, gyms may or may not be opening again depending on where you live. In fact, I might’ve even offered a very basic routine for those of you who are preparing to head back to the weight room with the goal of rebuilding your very strength foundation. But there’s alwaysContinue reading “20 Rep Squats For Big Legs!”

Returning To The Gym? Try This Routine!

Good news for some of us: gyms have already reopened (albeit with a capacity limit) or will be opening soon (my neck of the woods doesn’t have a set date yet)! Let’s face it, though: sure, you may have been doing your best to keep in shape from home, and I’ve even provided a fewContinue reading “Returning To The Gym? Try This Routine!”

The Defranco Agile 8

Think back to your days taking that lame old gym class in school.  Remember that gym teacher with the polo shirt, track pants and a clipboard who looked either way too skinny to even appear to be remotely in shape, or like he was never in shape at all?  You might or might not recallContinue reading “The Defranco Agile 8”

Glute Bridge Modifications

In my last article, I spoke about the benefits of the Glute Bridge, along with a tutorial on the exercise.  Now, we’ll further discuss modifications that can be made to the move to further work the Posterior Chain by simply elevating your feet.  Along with further strengthening your hips, this simple modification will also strengthenContinue reading “Glute Bridge Modifications”

Tales Of The Sardinian Strongman: In Memory Of Franco Columbu

You’ve heard me say that I don’t like when people call me a self-made man. You’ve even heard me say that you’re part of the reason I could never accept that label. But I wanted you to know why. From the minute we met in Munich, you were my partner in crime. We pushed eachContinue reading “Tales Of The Sardinian Strongman: In Memory Of Franco Columbu”

Full Body Training – More Than Just A Start Point For Beginners!

  Go ahead and take a look at your favorite Bodybuilder.  Go online or look at his interview in the latest Muscle And Fitness or Muscular Development magazine to find how he’s training for his next competition and more times than not, you’ll find that he’s using a split routine consisting of chest and backContinue reading “Full Body Training – More Than Just A Start Point For Beginners!”

Strength’s Ultimate Enthusiast – In Memory Of Terry Todd

“I remember the first time I saw Terry Todd in Gold’s Gym after I moved here, lifting weights I couldn’t believe. He was such a monster – a true force, but also a kind heart and a great storyteller.”                                Continue reading “Strength’s Ultimate Enthusiast – In Memory Of Terry Todd”

Power Cleans And Mobility Loss: Starting Strength – Phase 2

Welcome to the latest article in my Rebuild Series.  If you haven’t read my previous article yet, I restarted my training just six weeks ago, after a torn cartilage in my right wrist put me on the shelf for three months.  My program of choice was the very popular Starting Strength template, created by former PowerlifterContinue reading “Power Cleans And Mobility Loss: Starting Strength – Phase 2”

The Rebuild Begins: Starting Strength – Phase 1

  Welcome to an article I’ve been wanting to write for a while.  Not only is this my first review of any training model, but here we’ll be tackling a modern day classic in old school barbell training that’s equally as simplistic as it is effective.  Futhermore, I had the opportunity to give this templateContinue reading “The Rebuild Begins: Starting Strength – Phase 1”