Dieting Information: Do Your Homework

Dieting Information has gotten a lot better since I started my fitness journey over 6 years ago. That said there is still a lot bad information out there. As an example I came across a supplement retailers website that was promoting expert contest prep advice. CONTEST PREP DIETING PLAN Foods to Avoid Protein – High-fat meats like beef, and pork, … Read More

One Year Progress Update

One year ago I started working with Alberto Nunez of 3D Muscle Journey. I told him that for most of my time lifting weights I had dieted. I felt like I was more of a professional dieter than a bodybuilder and I had never felt “big”. Weighing 203 lbs at the time I had spent most of 2017 dieting. I … Read More

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Information Overload

Information overload is defined as “exposure to or provision of too much information or data.” In my younger days,  before the internet, the only way you got information on bodybuilding was from buying bodybuilding magazines. Every month I would get my copy of Musclemag and read it cover to cover. Information today on bodybuilding has exploded due to the internet. … Read More

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Training Volume For Hypertrophy

More and more research is showing that volume is a key driver for hypertrophy. Increasing volume can be done by adding weight to the bar, adding reps, or adding sets. Traditionally I would keep the sets the same and try and complete  3 sets or 6 to 8 reps of a given exercise. Once I could complete 3 sets of … Read More

Dealing with Lower Back Pain

So lately I have been dealing with lower back pain again. I say again because I have dealt with lower back pain on and off since I started lifting. It was so bad this time that I feared sneezing because it would cause so much pain.  When this happens I try and find stretches and mobility exercises that help make … Read More

Blog Redesign

So I was forced to update my blog to a new theme and redesign it.. WordPress is moving to a new post editing software called Gutenberg.  Currently it is optional but it will be part of the core WordPress program in a future update. When I tried to use it I was getting an Updating failed error at the top … Read More

Training Through An Injury

I am currently training through my own lower back injury right now. I thought I would share an invaluable video that I came across. This is not for serious injuries like broken bones or torn ligaments. This video is for those dealing with aches and pain while performing certain movements. This is an intelligent way to work through how best … Read More

End Goal: Wanting To Be Jacked

Jacked is what most guys who lift want to be perceived as. Jacked is defined as “a person having very well-developed muscles.” The other day my wife Chris and I were shopping at Costco and Chris said, “Did you see that couple?” I repsonded, “No why?” She said, “You can tell they are lifters.” Sure enough we saw them a … Read More

I Am So Blessed!

I am so blessed to have found someone so amazing to share my life with. My wife Chris and I are celebrating our 29th Wedding Anniversary today. Chris has always been my number one supporter. When I decided to compete in bodybuilding at the age of 47 Chris thought I was a little bit crazy. Despite that she knew it … Read More

Fixing Hip Shift In My Squat

Hip Shift, what the heck is that? I had never heard of it until I decided to video tape my squat from the front. What I saw had me a tad concerned and its funny I have always recorded my squats from the side. As a result I thought my squat form was pretty good. In the following video you … Read More

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