To Train Or Not To Train?

When to train, when not to train? Everyone has an opinion and to many it can be confusing to know when to push though and when to back off. Your age, training experience and external life stresses can all impact your ability to train and recover. You hear people say learn to listen to your body but what does that … Read More

The Aging Bodybuilder

I decided to subscribe to Monthly Applications in Strength Sport (MASS) because I enjoy keeping up with the latest research. My very first video I watched was called “Training and the Aging Process, Part 1.” After watching it I was pretty depressed. Dr. Mike Zourdos went over all the science that shows how as we get older it becomes harder … Read More

Offseason Training Vlog 5

Another Vlog entry going over how the last month of training has gone. Training is going really well and I am hitting lifetime PR’s. For those that don’t know PR stands for Personal Record so I am lifting weight that I have never been able to lift before so I am pretty excited. Included in this vlog is the first … Read More

Tracking Your Calories

Tracking your calories is a vital key to reaching your goal. You could be trying to lose weight, maintain weight or even gaining weight. Knowing how many calories you are eating on a daily basis is the key to your success. In addition to the number of calories you are eating its also important to track the macro nutrient content … Read More

Sharing Knowledge

Sharing knowledge is something I have always liked doing. When I learn something new I like to share it with others. Sharing knowledge helps reinforce what I have learned while hopefully helping the person I am sharing the information with. We have all been taught that sharing is caring. What I was not taught is that not everyone I share … Read More

Bodybuilding Lessons Learned

It’s been almost 7 years since I made the decision to get into better shape. It’s a decision I am so happy I made as I have learned a lot about myself along the way. The lessons learned during that time have been invaluable. I thought I would share a few of these lessons so that you can hopefully avoid … Read More

Offseason Training Vlog 4

A few ups and downs over the last month. Mostly up though especially with going skiing with my daughter and then doing really well with my strength gains on this new training block from my coach Alberto Nunez. Only just wrapping up week 2 and already zeroing in on setting new life time PR’s!

Social Media & Bodybuilding

Social media has grown to invade every aspect of our lives. Social media has given publishing platforms to the masses. On the good side, this gives everyone the opportunity to get their message out. On the bad side, this gives everyone the opportunity to get their message out. I primarily use social media to follow key people in the fitness … Read More

Vanguard Bodybuilding Celebrates Six Years!

Hard to believe Vanguard Bodybuilding is celebrating six years! It’s been amazing to share my journey with you over that time. From out of shape 46 year old dad to getting in the best shape of my life has been an adventure. Having the opportunity to compete in natural bodybuilding in 2012 and 2014 a dream come true. There has been … Read More

My Motivation

During my 2014 contest prep my goal was to try and win a Pro card. This is a very common goal for aspiring amateur bodybuilders. Getting a Pro card is validation that your physique is good enough to enter that next higher level of competition. That did not happen for me in 2014, in fact I never even won my … Read More

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