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What I Did on My Week Off

Most of us will treat a week off from the gym as just that: a week away, usually indulging in some bad food, and giving our joints, tendons, and ligaments a break. I have a quote I tell almost every client: “Don’t schedule time off. Life will do it for you.” In other words, life […]

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Confessions of an Un-Bodybuilder

After World War II, General Patton faced a personal crisis. After the fall of the Axis powers, he longed for the engagement and action he felt during wartime. This frustration is of no surprise. After all, his instrumental leadership during a world war had also been a summiting of the Everest of self-actualization. A return […]

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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 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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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 […]

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Rebuilt: Unexpected Lessons in Resilience

I remember on February 19, 2004 getting a call from my doctor who was to inform me of some test results from a biopsy that was taken a few weeks prior. I had just come home from a military deployment from Afghanistan in late 2003 and was officially diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.