The Tone of the Day

Setting the tone of the day is important. You might think that exercising early in the morning would tire you out for the day, but the reality is that it energizes you. By doing something productive and positive at the start of your day, it encourages you to continue doing productive things so that you […]

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An Investment of Time

I’m in pretty good shape. I maintain a body fat level of around 8-15%, depending on the time of year and my current goals. I can squat and deadlift roughly twice my body weight, bench 1.5 times my body weight, and run a little under a 10-minute mile (that needs work, I know). Yet I’ve […]

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Athletics vs. Conditioning

There seems to be a misunderstanding in the sedentary crowd that you need to be athletic in order to be fit, healthy, and conditioned. Nothing could be further from the truth. While your genetic disposition may incline you to toward being more or less athletic, your body’s conditioning really doesn’t care how athletic you are. […]

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Is Mike O’Hearn Natural or Not?

I don’t enjoy writing articles like this, because I think it shouldn’t matter to someone whether or not someone else is natural. It’s personal business. But to me, Mike O’Hearn is an inspiration because he’s one of the few bodybuilders that I believe has the work ethic and genetics to be natural, yet everyone believes that […]

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How to Reach Your Fitness Goals

To set goals is the #1 way to make progress. Before you can see progress, you need to be logging your progress. That means keep a training diary. Log your sets, reps, weight – even your thoughts and feelings. Set Attainable Goals – Small and Large Next, set small goals. For instance, make every workout […]

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Find an Excuse to Succeed

Often, we find ourselves making meager attempts to achieve success, knowing that our efforts will most likely be met with failure. We feel some degree of comfort in the fact that we’re “trying,” but not necessarily getting anywhere. It even lets us give up on a dream after a few failed attempts. At least you […]

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How to Stretch Properly

There are 3 main categories of stretching: dynamic, static, and isometric stretches. Dynamic stretches are good as part of your warm-up, especially when followed by exercises that will be similar to the main part of your workout. For example, if you are going to be lifting weights, you could do some dynamic stretches, followed by […]

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Creatine: What is It & Why Take It?

Creatine is one of the most studied supplements on the market. The consensus is that it works. In fact, creatine is arguably the most effective supplement on the market for muscle strength and power gains. The only other supplement that comes close is whey protein. All the other supplements? Don’t worry about them. Most are […]

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Virtue of Hard Work

You’ve heard it before. Hard work pays off. There are millions of fitness articles about this… But I’m here to tell you that it’s not just about looking good, feeling good, or being healthy. Those are great goals and side-effects, but I would argue that one of the best things about bodybuilding or working out […]

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How to Read Nutrition Labels

Do you look at nutrition labels and get scared? Are you one of those people that says, “Yeah, but I can’t read nutrition labels! I don’t have any context!” Well, my friend, look no further. The mystery shall be revealed. First of all, the only way to get context in regard to nutrition labels is […]

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