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

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!

Training Music

Do you listen to music when you train? Do you think it helps you perform better? I know for myself it certainly helps but it can’t be just any kind of music. If I listened to my favorite radio station I had okay training sessions but often struggled. I started to listening to a self selected music track and my … Read More

The Complete Strength Training Guide

I started a new training program this week that is offered for free by Greg Nuckols on his new site Stronger By Science. The nice thing about this program is that it can be used by beginner, intermediate and advanced lifters. You can read all about it and download the program yourself here. I like this program because it’s designed … Read More

The Ugly, the Bad and the Good

Well it was a mixed bag this week. Was out sick for a few days with stomach flu and only managed to get a couple days of training in. Weight has finally started moving in the right direction with the week average of 199 lbs. I am going to go back to a lean gaining phase starting in August so … Read More

Focus

Focus – a center of activity, attraction, or attention. When I look at successful people I see a single mindedness, an unshakable focus. If we want to get better at something in our life we need to focus on that area and keep it in focus until we get the result we are looking for. I think many people want … Read More

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