An Excellent Testimonial – Stronger, Leaner, Better

March 23, 2013

In the past two weeks I’ve received a couple of awesome testimonials from people who have used my programs to great success. I posted about one of them on Facebook a few days ago. Here is an email I received from Chris C. who used a program I wrote for an article on and […]

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Ladies Can Do It Too: Stronger Pull-ups, Dips & Pushups

March 12, 2013

A question I get all the time from female trainees is how to improve on doing bodyweight movements like pull-ups, dips and pushups. I love getting this question because it shows that these women are interested in getting stronger and haven’t fallen victim to bullshit methods that say you should never lift anything over 3 […]

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Winning Battles – Guest Post from Paul Carter of Lift-Run-Bang

February 21, 2013

Today I have a guest blog from my friend Paul Carter from over at Lift-Run-Bang. Paul has been in the strength game for almost as long as I’ve been alive and is the guy who helped me get ready for the Raw World’s this past October. Always a good read from him so check it […]

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10 Reasons Squats Are A Terrible Exercise

February 18, 2013

It is well documented that squats are a horrible exercise choice for anyone who actually cares about their body. They are reckless, dangerous and an inefficient use of your time. You’re better off doing basically anything else. Here’s why: • Squats hurt your knees. We all know this to be true – especially if you […]

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Thoughts on Carb Cycling

February 5, 2013

A friend of mine posted a question on the TBF Facebook page the other day asking my opinion of carb cycling so I thought I would address is in a blog post. For the uninitiated carb cycling refers to the method by which you manipulate your carbohydrate intake on a daily basis based on your […]

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The Overhead Pressing Primer

January 31, 2013

Or: “Why Unsupported Overhead Pressing Should Be In Your Program” Fact: Overhead pressing doesn’t get enough love. Seriously. We all know that Mondays are intergalactic bench press day but where does overhead pressing come in? It’s a travesty of modern strength training. It doesn’t help that there are coaches out there bemoaning the inclusion of […]

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Choosing the Best Rep Range

January 29, 2013

Today’s blog post marks the return (kinda) of Q&A Tuesday. I received an email recently asking what the best rep range was for developing power, but instead of just answering that question and moving on I figured I’d expand on it a little and address selecting rep ranges in general. When it comes down to […]

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Ya Know What Grinds My Gears? Vol 1

January 25, 2013

Recently I’ve taken to posting my training related ravings on the Train Better Fitness Facebook page. I posted one a little over a week ago that you can read here and it got a good response. I’d love to hear your thoughts about it. I figured I’d keep up with this because, frankly, there’s a […]

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Advanced Muscle Building – The Extended Set

January 22, 2013

Since cutting weight to compete in October at the 132′s, followed by Hurricane Sandy, having the flu and generally having almost 2 months of little to no training, I’ve been making a concentrated effort to move back into the 148lb weight class as much as possible. The events of those months left me in a […]

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Best Supplements for Strength and Size

December 4, 2012

Today on the blog I have a guest post from Sol Orwell from over at The team there has done a great job of creating a tremendous database of supplement information. It’s well researched and impartial. Worth checking out. **Note: Information included in this blog does not reflect my endorsement of any supplement or […]

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