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

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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

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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

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

Offseason Training Vlog 3

I decided to just do a vlog every 4th week as its a bit easier and it allows me to go over the highlights from the previous 4 week training block. Training is going really well and I am excited to just keep training hard and getting stronger and bigger. Leaning towards getting on stage in 2020 instead of 2019 … Read More

Low Fat v.s. Low Carb Diets

For as long as I can remember there have been people crusading for each diet approach as being better than the other. I personally have been able to lose weight following both types of diets and have been in the camp that it really does not matter which type of diet you use, as long as you are in a … Read More

Loneliness And Bodybuilding

Back in January I posted a couple of articles about how Bodybuilding Can Be A Lonely Endeavor and Bodybuilding Can Be Lonely – Clarified. In my articles I discussed the issue from the perspective that you may feel isolated from others with the same goals as you, however as with all things in life there is more than one perspective. … Read More

Get Ripped And Build Muscle After 40

So I got an email the other day from a prominent men’s magazine promoting a training program for men over 40 and apparently I have been going about this all wrong. Once you hit the magical age of 40 you can no longer perform the same exercises you did in your 20’s. Here is what they want men over 40 … Read More

53 Years Young

So today I turn 53 and I have to say when I was younger a birthday with a number like that attached to it would have scared me. Today however I find I am not scared but proud of being 53 and working towards competing again in natural bodybuilding next year. At the age of 46 I started a journey … Read More

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