This is my humble attempt to pass on what I have learned and what I continue to learn through the process of training.

   I hope to help you avoid unnecessary frustration and pain by learning from my mistakes and revelations about the many facets of strength training.

  

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November 20, 2017

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November 26, 2017

   If you’re a soldier, security contractor, policeman or firefighter you have to endure some type of physical fitness test. A common feature of these tests is a timed run. Contractors will usually do 1.5 miles, Army, 2 miles, Marines, 3 miles. This usually means 3-4 d...

November 24, 2017

   There are many circumstances when you just can’t add another 5 lbs. to the bar, but maybe you can add 1, 2, or 3 lbs. Barbell movements that use smaller amounts of muscle mass or movements that are technique dependent can benefit from microloading. A few examples ar...

November 24, 2017

   Past being comfortable, a lot of us don’t give much thought to what we’re wearing in the gym. This is a big mistake. Yes, comfort is important, but it’s far from the only thing and certainly not the most important in my book. This article is mostly geared towards th...

November 24, 2017

   It’s becoming more widely accepted that women should train for strength. The veil of conventional wisdom is being lifted slowly, but surely. Despite this there is still an awful lot of bad information being propagated out there in internet land. Magazines and blogs...

November 20, 2017

   The New Years resolutions are right around the corner. You’ve probably already started thinking about how you want to change fort he new year. Most of you reading this just want to drop a few pounds and look better naked. Some of you may want to compete in a sport l...

November 20, 2017

   The honeymoon phase is what I like to call that period of training when improvements are coming relatively fast and easy. It’s a glorious time filled with motivation and positive reinforcement from our accomplishments. This is usually the first 6-8 weeks. After that...

November 19, 2017

   This installment is dedicated to some of the practical supportive gear a lifter may wish to use at some point. Most gear can be extremely helpful in keeping a person training while nursing a minor injury and add an extra layer of safety for the otherwise healthy lif...

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