Deep Thought

The subject of motivation is fascinating. It’s indisputable that, in the physique game, the core motivation is a pursuit of aesthetic appeal. A word used so lightly throughout the industry, yet rarely understood. What IS an aesthetic appeal? Does “aesthetic” go beyond simply the physique? What is at play, here? What is “aesthetics”? It’s quite [...]

September 1st 2012, 6:03am I peeled myself from the bed, which, at that point, consisted of a mattress on the floor. Such is life when on the move and in transition. This was, in fact the third time in four months I’d been up-rooted in search of greener grass in the city of Toronto.   [...]

**Note: “The last thing the internet needs is another post on goal setting”…Then why the hell are so many people doing it wrong, or spinning their wheels? Allow me to lay out some tools you can use to accomplish more than ever before. You can do more, faster, than many would have you believe.** One of the [...]

The plan was to have a comprehensive article on deltoid decimation out for you guys. Alas, the best laid plans often fall through. Look out for that soon. Instead, it’s time for another quick update regarding my training, nutrition, mindset and plans moving forward. Hopefully, you can glean something to apply for yourself. Iv’e just [...]

Iv’e just returned from the largest contributor to my physical development and mental fortitude for the day: a 90 minute power nap. Rejuvenation, relaxation and clarity have set in. I take my body and training seriously. Since you are reading this, I assume you do – or would like to – as well. I thought [...]

This blog is intended to grow as a hub of resources, information and an expanding community. However, it will also document my latest quest: Become one of (if not THE) youngest male Canadians to be competing in the IFBB Men’s Physique class (Nick Mitchell, if you are reading, I can see your face now. Fear [...]

The fitness industry has probably destroyed as many lives as it has saved. It pains me to say this, but it’s true. Horror stories of figure competitors nearly killing themselves are a daily occurrence. Who knew starving yourself, depletion training, halting hormone function and three hours of cardio per day was a bad idea? There are very [...]