When I was 17 years old I started training. I was a tall and lanky skinny-fat guy with man boobs. My number 1 goal was to achieve a lean and muscular body (so I can improve my confidence, social life and get a girlfriend). The first training program I came across was Starting Strength by Mark … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Do Starting Strength As A Beginner
The heavy deadlift is one of the biggest compound exercises because it trains nearly all muscles in your body. As a result, heavy deadlifts are one of the staple exercises in nearly all strength and bodybuilding programs. With that said, when I write client programs I never include heavy … [Read more...] about Should You Include Heavy Deadlifts In Your Program?
When I started training back in February 2010, I was sold on the idea that achieving the advanced barbell strength standards was the key to a muscular physique. In this article, I will discuss whether strength equals size and also give you some realistic expectations for what kind of numbers you … [Read more...] about Advanced Barbell Strength Standards For the Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press: Can You Reach Them?
Since releasing my new 8 Week Maximum Size Program last week, I got a lot of questions. I will post the top questions and answers below: Who should start this program? Do you need to be able to do 15 pull ups and 30 diamond push ups first? The training program is versatile and can be used by … [Read more...] about [FAQ] 8 Week Maximum Size Program
Most men including myself, build muscle mass in an attempt to make ourselves look more attractive. The truth is that people judge you before they talk to you, therefore looking athletic and muscular is always going to benefit you in a social setting. A large percentage of women are attracted to … [Read more...] about Skinny-Fat Guys Need To Build More Muscle Mass Than the Average Guy to Stand Out
Injury prevention is the most underrated aspect of bodybuilding training because one serious injury can either put you out of training for life. And most importantly: A serious injury will have a very negative effect on the quality of your life. You will go through each day in agonising … [Read more...] about Why High Volume Training Is The Best Training System For Skinny-Fat Guys
Being skinny-fat means that you lack upper body muscle mass while having excess body-fat in the lower waist, chest and hips. Compared to other guys, skinny-fat guys gain muscle mass at a much slower rate and we gain fat just by "looking at food". It's not uncommon for skinny-fat guys to train … [Read more...] about Bodyweight Training for the Skinny-Fat Guy
Throughout all my teenage years I had that pear-shaped look with wide hips and narrow shoulders. My proportions resembled those of my female class mates and my physique made me embarrassed about taking my shirt off. In the meanwhile, most of the guys in my class came from athletic backgrounds and … [Read more...] about How to Build Wide Lats (Introducing the Cobra Lats Training Program)