4 Challenges For The Tall Bodybuilder

Every day of the week I have guys ask me for a workout program. They want to know the best training routine out there for their goals. The truth is that there is not one training routine that is best for everyone. There are many factors affecting the best training routine for you, and one […]

Should You Count Calories To Lose Weight?

My own diet philosophy is based on simplicity. I never wanted to count calories and macros (protein, carbs and fat) because to me it’s “obsessive behavior”. Counting calories and macros takes the fun out of eating and makes the whole process feel “robotic”. Despite never counting my calories or macros, I lost 60 pounds of bodyweight by […]

What’s It Like To Have A Great Body?

Note: This article was originally a newsletter for my email subscribers, but after many requests I’ve decided to post it on the blog.  A lot of people will tell you that you should just be happy with yourself as you are. “Don’t change yourself for someone. If they don’t like you as you are, they […]

Should You Take Steroids To Transform Your Body?

More people than you would like to believe take steroids. This includes actors, fitness models, bodybuilders, personal trainers, fitness authors, average gym bros, your classmate who got jacked overnight and YouTube fitness celebrities. Arnold Schwarzenegger took a handful of dianabol each day while training to maintain his position as the bodybuilding champion of the world in […]

How I Finally Got Rid Of Man Boobs After 9 Years Of Struggle

Today, a huge amount of men struggle with man boobs. Man boobs do not only look terrible, but are associated with depression and anxiety. It’s difficult to feel comfortable in your own skin when you constantly have to “hide” your chest. It’s even more difficult to feel happy when you avoid getting intimate with others […]

From Skinny-Fat to Ripped In 1 Year – Is It Possible?

This month marks 5 years of training for me. Below you can see a picture of my worst physical condition in February 2011 vs. me achieving my own definition of an ideal physique in December 2014: Those 5 years of training have consisted of mixed feelings, mixed results and countless times where I was about to give […]

Kane Sumabat: Training Is Not Just A Means To An End – It’s An End In Itself

A week ago I saw a brilliant movie about Kane Sumabat who is 46 years old and in amazing shape. Kane Sumabat has been training for 35 years, and while he is not as strong as he was in his 20’s, he still keeps improving his physique each year. I highly encourage you to watch the full 4 minute movie about […]

50 Years of Pull Ups: A Story About Mike Joplin

Note: Mike Joplin is now fighting terminal cancer, but he’s still active in the comments section replying to all reader questions. 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 […]

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 […]

Defining Aesthetics: What Exactly Is The Perfect Physique?

Do you want want to look great naked, feel good about yourself and attract positive attention to your body? I bet you do. If you’re anything like me and most other people, you have an ideal physique in your mind. My image of an ideal physique is similar to that of the classical bodybuilder Steve Reeves, pictured […]