Walk into a typical high school weight room and you'll see a 1 rep max test on the squat every month. Typically, you'll see kids hitting 315 to 495 on the squat. Kids that weigh 185 lbs are doing this, some weight 135 lbs and squat 315. Amazing. On the bar is a THICK Pad to cushion the back. The thick pad replaces the need to build up the traps. After all, who needs a set of BIG, thick traps to support the neck and reduce chances of neck injuries while playing football? Perhaps you'll … [Read more...]
How to Get Built Like a Brick Sh*t House
Once in a blue moon you come across an athlete or a gym rat who, as some of us may have said, is "Built like a Brick S**t House". In my countless years of getting under the bar (Training Since 1989), traveling the world and being in countless gyms I have seen my fair share of lifters who are TRULY built like BEASTS. You know the look I'm talking about if you've seen the lifters who have spent 10+ years consistently lifting heavy. It's that Powerful look, thick, densely built muscles that you … [Read more...]
Can Circuit Training Build Muscle?
Many people equate circuit training with light weights, conditioning or fat loss. Not so. my bruddahs. I use circuits frequently AND with heavy weights with my own workouts, and they DO pack on muscle and strength. BUT, you gotta prepare for the pain, because this style of training can get brutal as each set continues..... The fast pace does boost conditioning as well, which I love, but, take a look at how I crank a circuit below with HEAVY weights. I wanna hear your thoughts on circuit … [Read more...]
How 2 Wrestlers & George Hackenschmidt Changed My Way Of Training
I got my hands on an old book in the early 2000s and it really pushed home the need & the power for simplicity in life, training and nutrition. In addition, the book also encouraged the need for basics. When I saw the rugged physique on the author, I was inspired beyond my words to say the least. The author was built like a brick sh-t house. Above, George Hackschmidt, Built Like A Brick Shit House George Hackenschmidt's workouts were often in the 30 - 45 minute range yet he trained on … [Read more...]
LIFT STRONG Fundraiser – You In?
This Saturday, our LIFT Strong fundraiser is going down. The competition will be heated and anyone who doesn't have the eye of the tiger is lunch meat for the rest, it's that simple. Predator or Prey. Your training will tell the truth at LIFT STRONG. The training has been hard, but maybe not hard enough. The Competition will tell us if we have done our work or not. There will be lots of spectators, so remember, you're also invited :) The Events Will Be: … [Read more...]