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

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

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