How to Lift 500 Pounds

500 pound deadlift

Today I did something I’ve never done before. I deadlifted 500 pounds. I’m not saying this to brag, but to share with you how I did it. For the longest time I was stuck around 400-450 pounds, and just couldn’t make the leap to 500 pounds. Something was holding me back, and I’m pretty sure …

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Overtraining Is A MYTH

Overtraining myth

I was at the gym today working out when I overheard somebody nearby complain they thought they were overtraining so it would be a good idea to take a week off of working out. I did a double take like I just saw Erin Andrews walk by when I heard this. In fact, I snapped …

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The Best Butt Exercise

I have a confession to make. I like big butts. One of my mentors in the fitness industry is Mike Boyle and he believes the glute (butt) muscles are the most important muscles in the human body. Unfortunately, most people are suffering from inverted booty syndrome. You know, when their butt is so small is …

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It’s All Your Fault

Ok maybe it’s not all your fault, but it’s definitely your responsibility. Ask yourself, are you where you want to be right now? There’s a good chance there’s something holding you back from achieving the greatness you were meant for. If you give it some thought you know exactly what you need to do to …

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Start Eating this Fatty Food Immediately

This is the childhood story my great grand pappy used to tell me when I was just knee high to a grasshopper. It’s about the little chubby fruit that everybody used to make fun of in school because they thought he was fat and ugly. We’ll call him Avi. Now Avi had the body of …

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How I Won at Weight Loss Jeopardy

I woke up this morning from a crazy dream that had me as a contestant on Jeopardy: Weight loss Edition. I found it funny I was on Jeopardy considering I’m one of those people who shout the answer at the TV only to be wrong 90% of the time. Then I look around and I’m …

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3 Ways to Burn More Fat in your Workouts

I was doing some front squats yesterday when my friend Larry came up to me asking what the heck I was doing. He rolled his eyes when I told him I was doing front squats as he has been doing that particular exercise for nearly 10 years strong now. He then said, “no no no …

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How to Trick Yourself into Working Out

Just the other day I was feeling pretty tired and the mere thought of working out made me want to crawl into my bed. It had been a long week filled with plenty of workouts, but today I was planning a very tough and intense one. My body was already achy to the point I …

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Why Losing Weight Kills Your Drive

Just because you're skinny doesn't mean you're not skinny fat

I had been training Becky for about a month when she came up to me with a look of frustration as she asked why she hasn’t lost any weight. She had been following my dieting suggestions as well as my workout program for the past 30 days after all. She looked like she wanted to …

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