50 Years of Pull Ups: A Story About Mike Joplin

In the mid 1960’s a young US NAVY medic named Mike Joplin was stationed in Puerto Rico (Roosevelt Roads: aka – Roosey Roads). Like most young men, he craved the attention of beautiful women, and he got it, but for the wrong reasons. At a mere 155 pounds and at 6’1 height, he was known as […]

68 Days of Massive Upper Body Muscle Gains

The table above shows the bulk progress I’ve made over the past 2 months. The most important upper body muscle gain can be seen in my chest measurement which increased by almost 4 inches. And here are my current pictures (taken in different lightings so you can get a “real” perspective): End of 2 Month Bulk (December […]

How to Increase Testosterone Levels By 120% Naturally

Throughout my teenage years, people often asked me why I never smiled and I didn’t know what to answer. I didn’t know what to answer, because saying the answer out loud would hurt too much. I was a young guy with no drive, no ambitions, no athleticism and no experience with women. I looked dead […]

Do You Suffer From Low Testosterone Symptoms?

Today, low testosterone levels are an epidemic. When you walk around on the street, you see men with feminine fat distribution and under muscled physiques everywhere. And when I say men, I don’t just mean older men. You see low testosterone levels in young guys too. Testosterone is crucial for any fitness enthusiast, since it […]

Staying Consistent Trumps The Perfect Training Routine

Consistency is a steadfast adherence to the same principles. It essentially means that you can stick to a training routine. Have you ever stuck to a training routine for at least 2 months without skipping any training sessions? If you can’t answer yes to this question, you are inconsistent. It doesn’t matter how good your […]

6 Tips to Build Big Arms

When someone asks you to flex, you don’t flex your legs or your back. You flex your ARMS. Arms make your physique look complete. Without big arms, you don’t look like you lift weights. As a skinny-fat teenager I was always self-conscious about the size of my arms. When I flexed my biceps, nothing would happen. I […]

How to Gain Muscle While Staying Lean

This article was inspired by a blog post at Danger & Play: How I Train. “Oskar, what training routine and diet do you follow?” This has been a difficult question to answer, since I don’t follow a traditional diet and training routine. I don’t count calories and I don’t weigh my food. I don’t go into the […]

How Much Muscle Can You Gain In 1 Year?

You want to gain 30 pounds of muscle in your first year of training? If you’re skinny-fat, forget about it! When I started training, I thought I would gain 20-30 pounds of muscle in my first year of training without adding any body fat. That’s at least the idea I got from reading countless bodybuilding forums, transformation […]

How to Get Muscular with Calisthenics

In 2013 I made the best gains in my life, and most of them were a result of hard calisthenics. The interesting thing, though, is that I didn’t focus on increasing the reps on the different exercises. Instead, I tried to make the basic calisthenics exercises harder by implementing the following 4 techniques: Reduce momentum and […]

How to Learn Handstand Push Ups in 6 steps (and a routine)

At the end of 2011 I made the switch to bodyweight training. My first routine consisted of chin ups, diamond push ups and single legged squats. However, after doing diamond push ups for over 8 months my body stopped responding to it, therefore I had to find a way to progress. At the time I […]