Diet and Nutrition


Unilateral Hypertrophy – Killing it One Leg at a Time – Part 1


Note: You can read part 2 of this article here. If you’re trying to build a set of massive, indestructible legs, then there’s no doubt that you’ve heard the old mantra that “squats are king”.  Moreover, you’ve probably been told that squats don’t even count unless you squat deep enough to leave a little brown star on the floor when ... Read More »

The Best Exercises are the ones You’re not Doing


The premise of many scientific studies is often to compare two training programs or two exercises in order to find out which one is “best”. However, scientific studies are of short-term duration, with rare exceptions. These short duration studies are in contrast to “real life”, where our involvement in training is (hopefully) long-term and measured in years. In order to ... Read More »

Implementing Chaos Training for Performance and Muscle Gains


Would you agree that most sports are chaotic in nature? Would you go so far as to say many events in life are chaotic and unpredictable? On another note, would you like to look like you can cause chaos because of your muscular build? The answer to all of the above is probably “yes”, except if you want to stay ... Read More »

Cardio 101 – Exploring Steady State, Complexes & High-Intensity Interval Training


Everyone hates cardio. Well some people have embraced it - first as a necessary evil to reach a specific fat loss goal, then eventually as an OCD-driven compulsion, afraid that they are going to reach “lifted out of the side of the bedroom by a crane” levels of obesity if they miss two cardio sessions in a row. Okay, perhaps I ... Read More »

A Gym Rat’s Guide to the One-Rep Max


Show me a person who doesn’t want to be strong and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t get off the couch very often.  The ability to move heavy objects and perform physically demanding tasks is just plain cool. When you’re strong, you don’t have to walk around thumping your chest like an idiot, people will stand up and take notice. ... Read More »