My Old School Bodybuilding Routine

John Grimek – most likely had no access to steroids pre 1954.

So it seems as if peer pressure has gotten the best of me – so I’m back once again to detail the latest workout and concepts I’ve been using. Hopefully you’ll find it as interesting as I do since it seems this blog has devolved into me talking about how to workout in what I deem as the “best” way for the average, non TRT, natural lifter out there. (side rant: if you somehow believe that taking exogenous testosterone as a young man – sub 40 years old – which raises your free T to the upper limits of physiology that less than 1% of men can maintain naturally is not a “magic pill” then this blog isn’t for you. Also, you’re full of shit. End rant.) Read More

From Nerd to Normal

This post was inspired by a conversation I had with KidStrangeLove. If you haven’t checked out his stuff, you should. He’s a smart guy, who thinks deeply about the topics he’s interested in and while we don’t always agree on methods, I think we have similar goals for helping other men. For this post I’m going to cover my thoughts on how a guy can go from the bottom of the social ladder to at least mid level or better. I will probably be using a lot of derogatory terms during this post like neckbeard, basement dweller, etc etc. These are perjoratives and they are meant to be. If this offends you – read elsewhere. Read More

My Rebuttal to Post-Evo Nonsense

Welcome back, guys. Here’s another debunking post, so put on your panties because you’re about to get them in a twist. So let’s ignore the fact that Roosh’s post is a long, rambling, and at time incoherent diatribe – it’s also a tired, and boring argument against human evolution that has been explored decades ago by minds far greater than his or mine. Additionally, as far as I can tell, the vast majority of his argument is sourced from a single book, a collection of essays by philosopher David Stove, Darwinian Fairytales. In this post, I’m going to dissect this sad amalgam of misunderstandings and misuses of evolutionary theory. For Roosh’s post and a good laugh if you’ve ever studied biology, click here. Read More

Design Your Physique: Part V Your Ideal Physique

2015-05-11 10.43.59Hi guys, I’m back after an all too long hiatus. I’m going to be changing up the way I do things on this website from now on and I’m hoping everyone will enjoy it even more. The frequency of the posts will decline from my previous schedule (when I was actually posting) but I’ll attempt to raise the quality even more. While writing research based, in-depth posts is a ton of work, they are the kind I tend to enjoy reading the most and I’ve found that most of my readers tend to get the most out of the long form ones too.

Personally, I think it discourages the idiots because… you know tl;dr. Anyway, for the finale (?) of the series. This is going to be a big one so it’s probably best if you approach this one in a few sittings instead of attacking it all at once. If you haven’t already, it’s best if you read up on Parts I, II, III, and IV so you have the necessary background to follow along. For this post, I’m going to concentrate on Read More

Design your Physique: Part IV Muscle

2015-02-13 10.41.53Now we get to the meat and potatoes portion of this series on how to design your own physique. If you’ve been following along a reading Parts I, II, and III you know the importance of regular physical activity to build a foundation for fitness, you know how to assess your physique and be honest with what you need to work on, and you know how and why to get lean. Now for the fun part – putting on muscle. Full disclosure here – I did not invent the ideas I’m going to discuss in this post. They have been developed literally over thousands of years by athletes, philophers, soldiers, artists and sculptors, physical educators and culturists and now modern bodybuilders. What I can offer you is a frame work from which to base your training and aesthetic goals. Read More

How to Design your Physique: Part III Getting Lean

2015-02-09 10.46.32Welcome to the third part in my series on how to design your ideal physique. Originally this post was going to be about exercise selection but it’s going to have to wait because I got so many emails from readers asking for my take on how to get lean. I have a fairly straight forward approach that I’ve never seen not work for a client when it’s actually followed properly. Let’s dive right in.

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Design your Physique: Part I The Basics

Most guys have the same problem with their physiques as they do with most things in life. They fail to plan. It’s difficult to be successful or even know when you’ve “succeeded” if you don’t have an end-game in mind. I’m not saying that life is about nothing other than an endless list of goals. Quite the opposite in fact. If you’re doing everything right, you should be able to enjoy the journey. Building your physique is no different. This post will cover how to assess your physique and build it into something you can be proud of. Read More

This is Why Perception Matters

I’ve been ragging on the juice craze that has sprung up lately. And for good reason. While consuming some more fruits and veggies is likely a step in the right direction to improve and maintain your health, juicing just isn’t the panacea that many of it’s supporters wishes it was. Maybe it will help sure up some nutritional deficiencies if you have a generally poor diet to begin with. It probably won’t even hurt you unless you go crazy on the fructose. that being said, we do know that JUICING WILL NOT DETOX you. Okay, fancy-pants-science-guy, you’re probably saying to yourself, then why do I feel so good after drinking fresh, organic fruit and veggie juice? Read More

Kill Your Heroes: How to Fine Tune your Bullshit Detector

We are all searching for guidance. Men need mentors to show them the way. No one is born knowing everything and it’s a very prudent move for young men to seek out guidance as soon as possible so that they may reap the rewards that much sooner. It’s normal, healthy and natural to have idols and heroes that can help mold and guide a man through his life. That being said, men, especially lost men, have a tendency to idolize or dare I use the term “pedestalize” certain figures to the point of absurdity or even damage to their own lives.

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