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

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

Bodybuilding and Picking Your Battles

A wise man once said “Pick your battles” but what does that mean and how does it relate to bodybuilding? I found the following definition which captures the essence of the phrase. To choose not to participate in minor, unimportant, or overly difficult arguments, contests, or confrontations, saving one’s strength instead for those that will be of greater importance or … Read More

Natural Bodybuilding in Western Canada

Natural bodybuilding in Western Canada offers you a variety of organization you can compete with. I have competed with the IDFA, NPAA and INBF so far in my amatuer career. All three organizations offer a good experience for their athletes. That said I have to say that INBF Canada is the best natural bodybuilding organization in Canada to compete with. … Read More

Off Season Update June 2018

For this off season update I decided not to do a Vlog this time around. Jeff Alberts of 3DMJ wrote a blog post called Transparency in Bodybuilding. Being transparent is something that I have always strived to do ever since I started this site 6 years ago. Sharing the ups and the downs along the way can help other people … Read More

The Weight Fairy

I came across this video by Omarlsuf and Calgary Barbell. Great creativity and funny as hell with a helpful message I am sure most gym members would approve of. If you are not following these guys YouTube channels you should be!

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