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!”

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”

Six Ways To Work Through Isolation

So in the last 24 hours, Social Distancing protocols are officially extended until April 30th.  That’s certain to put a damper on a lot of things for many of you who might be reading this.  Whatever plans you might’ve made in advance that involve a social gathering of sorts will most likely be postponed.  WereContinue reading “Six Ways To Work Through Isolation”

Variations In Band Pull Apart Tempo

Resistance Bands.  It’s been not even a year since I last wrote about the benefits of these amazing contraptions popularized by Louie Simmons and the boys at Westside Barbell, including but not limited to continued tension throughout an exercise and compartmentalization, as you can take them everywhere you go.  I even offered a few exercisesContinue reading “Variations In Band Pull Apart Tempo”

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”

Resistance Bands For Shoulder Training

It was December 2017 when Brandon Lily told me that the underlying issue holding me back from holding a stable bench press was my lack of rear delt training.  He was partially right, because in truth I wasn’t training rear delts at all.  And it’s easy to understand why, considering your Posterior Deltoids are, asContinue reading “Resistance Bands For Shoulder Training”

Back Extensions For A Stronger Workout!

Reviewing The Basics Of The Back Extension The 45 Degree Back Extension Station.  You’ve probably seen one or two in almost every commercial and independent gym you’ve ever been to.  You probably are aware by now that Back Extensions really are a fantastic exercise for strengthening your entire posterior chain.  So not only does itContinue reading “Back Extensions For A Stronger Workout!”

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!”