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Build Your Best Physique Weeks 13 to 18

If you’ve been following along for the past few months you’re well entrenched in the Build Your Best Physique programs weeks 1 to 6 and weeks 7 to 12. If it’s been working for you and you’ve enjoyed the program then by all means don’t change a thing. Keep going. But if you’re ready to […]

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Build Your Best Physique Weeks 7 to 12

So by now you’ve been on the first six weeks of the Build Your Best Physique Program (weeks 1 to 6). You should have a firm grasp of the basics and have built a bit of a foundation of strength. By focusing on the big compound movements for six weeks and taken either a break […]

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Build Your Best Physique: Bodyweight Workout

Phase 1 of Build Your Best Physique workout has you mainly performing traditional, no-frills exercises easily done in most gyms. But I often get questions pertaining to how to modify workouts when certain equipment isn’t available or because of crowded gyms. Additionally, many want bodyweight alternatives when on the road or training at home. With […]

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Your Training Should Be Generic (Not Complicated)

What does it take to get a college degree? How do you improve your distance while running? How can you gain more muscle or lose body fat? The answers to these questions aren’t all that complicated. Concepts such as putting in the hours, having focus, and possessing discipline, consistency, and a hard-work ethic are just […]

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Build Your Best Physique Weeks 1 to 6

If you’re needing a new beginning, coming back to training after a long layoff, or are 30 or 40 something and want to follow a no B.S. plan then this is for you. We’ve already listed a few principles to establish a foundation, but now it’s time to get down to business. The following program […]

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Build Your Best Physique for Life

“Blasting,” “killing,” “destroying,” “pummeling”, and “crushing” training sessions seems to be the accepted vernacular in your common, big-box gyms these days. If you’re not “killing it” every day then don’t even show up until you’re ready to show your mettle. You need extreme intensity mustered from the depths of your soul. Best recipe, right? Building […]

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The Essentialists Podcast: Brad Borland

Listen to my latest interview with Shane Trotter for Breaking Muscle. We talk plenty of shop such as drug-free muscle gain, the FOMO effect, and my attempt at life advice. Oh, and stick around for the rapid fire round of question near the end. Listen here

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Over Divorce Podcast: How to Use Exercise to Fight Through

Together with Tom and Adrian of OverDivorce.com I discuss ways health, fitness, and nutrition can help anyone through tough situations. From depression and endorphins to discipline and a healthy lifestyle we tackle all aspects of getting results.   Listen here

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Why Every Man Should Do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The following is a guest post from Brock McGoff at The Modest Man. Every now and again we all need to try new and uncomfortable things. Read on for Brock’s own experience… A couple of years ago, I was working in a small company in downtown Washington, DC. Like many other young guys, I was […]

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Surviving Cancer with a Lot of Help

“Bring your shoulder around…flex those deltoids…keep the abs tight.” It was late on Thursday night June 2nd, 2005, and my workout partners were critiquing my posing after hours at my workplace. It had seemed like an eternity and yesterday at the same time that I was in the middle of chemotherapy treatments just last year […]