The Trap Bar Deadlift

I’d first read up on the Trap Bar Deadlift in Stuart McRobert’s 1991 Hardgainer bible, Brawn, back in 2010. It’d been listed by him as a possible Deadlift variation. The Trap Bar, designed by Al Gerard, is a rhombus shaped bar, fixed to two plate loaded ends. It’s purpose was and is to make theContinue reading “The Trap Bar Deadlift”

HG 2.0: The Digital Revival Of Hardgainer Magazine!

Announcing: HARDGAINER 2.0 HARDGAINER print magazine—HG 1.0—was published every other month from 1989 until 2004, for 89 issues. All the issues of HARDGAINER 2.0 will be brand new and published monthly. HG 2.0 is not a digitalization of the issues of HG 1.0. “Why are you bringing HG back?” you may ask. Because its message is still sorelyContinue reading “HG 2.0: The Digital Revival Of Hardgainer Magazine!”

Why Tall Lifters Should Worship The Deadlift

So let’s discuss anthropometric measurements! It was 2010 when I read an Iron Man Magazine article written (I think) by Ron Harris, in which he breaks down which compound movements were ideal for long limbed lifters in terms of specialization. He’d said that the Deadlift was ideal for that group, and, as someone with longContinue reading “Why Tall Lifters Should Worship The Deadlift”

Pulse By Legion Athletics

Disclaimer: The following are my views alone. I am not sponsored by Legion Athletics, nor am I being paid by Legion Athletics for this review. To say that Mike Matthews has come a long way in the Health And Fitness industry would be a gross understatement. In the eight years since the release of hisContinue reading “Pulse By Legion Athletics”

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!”

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!”

A Call For Respect, A Call To Come Together

  It is with genuine disappointment and visceral anger, that I write this. By the time you get to reading this article you’ll have already heard that just four days ago a gym member of Buzzfit over in Montreal, Quebec, CA, was assaulted by another gym member…and all because his deadlifting was too loud.  IfContinue reading “A Call For Respect, A Call To Come Together”

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”