I gained 32 pounds of lean muscle in 32 weeks. Here are a few things I did to get there. If you’re a naturally skinny guy like myself – or an ectomorph (bodytype) – then you need to have everything going your way if you’re going to build the body you want. And, if you’re […]
My guess is that if you have spent some time working out, you’ve achieved some results. You may have improved your strength, lost a bit of weight, or gained a bit of muscle, but in maintaining consistent improvements is where you found a problem. I was there with you. I tried for 7 years, […]
Gaining a pound of lean muscle a week isn’t the hardest thing to do in the world. But if you told me that before I had ever gained a single pound, I would have called bullshit. It seemed like an impossible thing for me to do when I first started training – and for the […]
Pic from the new movie “Thor” coming out soon – pretty stoked for this. Conan the Barbarian, Commando, Rocky, Batman Begins. I loved these movies growing up. They inspired me. I remember watching Rocky for the first time, then going for a 10 mile run in the snow. Those movies were badass. The heroes were […]
Reggie Bush What do Reggie Bush, Wladimir Klitschko, and George St. Pierre all have in common? 1. They train to perform better. They focus in improving things like speed, power, endurance and quickness. 2. Each of them is as shredded as can be and physiques that a lot of guys would dream of having. So […]
Here’s me under 150 in high school, then at 182 lbs a few months ago. (I’m now weighing around 188!). Over the past week I’ve received some emails, facebook messages, even ran into a few guys on the street who all had the same question: “How did you gain lean muscle mass?” The interesting thing […]
Nothing like a meal to motivate you! Deep down I’m sure we all have a fear of failure. When I was fighting I wasn’t so much afraid of getting hurt as I was of losing. I really hated losing and still do. In high school and college I got nervous as hell before a basketball […]
In the grand scheme of things how important is being healthy and physically to you? Is it right at the top of your list, or is it something that’s more or less secondary to things like your family, friends, your career or even having a good time? A lot of the time we grade what’s […]
This was taken recently in Maui at the beautiful Wailea Golf course. 1. Combine your exercises Your goal, whether it be to gain lean muscle or to burn fat, should be to break down your muscle as much as possible in as little time as possible. I used to be under the impression that super-sets […]
Not sure why I chose this picture… I guess I’m doing something and not just talking about it? Anyways it’s in Vegas, doing a bit of a dance number – good trip 🙂 You’re working your tongue and jaw not your hips and quads.
I couldn’t find a pic of me sleeping, so here’s my dog. I’ve heard this saying for years, that “sleep is the cousin of death.” The idea that while you’re sleeping, that someone else is out there working hard. And hard work brings success so sleeping must be evil…
Some of the perks of being fit. I love being in the best shape of my life. I’ve gained 30 lbs of muscle over the past year and a half and I’m loving it. I’m also loving life.
I tried a bit of a different workout today. Instead of doing giant sets like I normally do, I just did supersets, followed by a giant + drop set.
What a trip! I shot this video while down in Las Vegas for a few days with some friends. It was an awesome trip. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Vegas but it’s a tough place to get a workout in!
How do you fit the right workouts and the right meals into a busy schedule? Clearly identify your goals. When I did this I was able to plan more clearly and in turn fit much more into my day. Clear goals keep you focused, they also allow you to see how you’ve progressed. Visibly seeing your success […]