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

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

Garage Gym Project Complete!

The garage gym project is finally complete! Last year in May I took a week off to raise the second floor of the garage. I needed more height in order to have room for the power rack. The gym has been functional for a while now but I was not able to finish the gym until this week. Building on … Read More

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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!

The Aging Bodybuilder, Part II

A few weeks ago I posted my thoughts after watching a video from Monthly Applications in Strength Sport (MASS). The video was “Training and the Aging Process, Part 1.” In the video Mike Zourdos explains how as we age sarcopenia impedes our ability to add and maintain muscle. In “Training and the Aging Process, Part 2.” Mike Zourdos explains how … Read More

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Helping Out At The 2018 INBF Calgary Classic

Yesterday I volunteered to help out at the 2018 INBF Calgary Classic. It was an opportunity to participate more in the sport than just being a competitor. Leo & Charlotte King are the promoters of the show and they do an amazing job of running a quality show for the physique athletes. While it was a long day I found … Read More

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