For When Having a “Butt” Just Isn’t Enough Anyone can have a “butt.” Having a “butt” is not enough when you find yourself in those emergency situations where a shelf is needed, yet none are in sight. An Ass™ (capitalized, and trademarked, obviously) fills that need, providing a shelf of shelves for all of the [...]

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 [...]

 If you read the previous article you’ll know I used to be under impression that carbs=fat gain. Because insulin. Most of us have been there at some point. Even good ol’ Ben Pakulski was of same mindset, eating less carbs than some of my bikini girls. Yet, he’s now consuming no less than 300, up [...]

Where to start with the amount of carbs to eat? To get lean? To put on muscle? Well, that’s a beast of a topic. A few years back, close to when I graduated high school, I weighed a “solid” 155lbs at 5’10”. Shredded. Small as hell. For close to two years prior to this state, [...]

There’s a mythical land beyond the walls of ordinary gyms; one only whispered in bodybuilding lore. A land where, one “man” (let’s just call him that) is cursed across countries around the world, causing pain wherever his influence spreads. This pain, however, brings with it an abundance of joy and growth. This man’s disciples look [...]

Abdominal Development Debate: To Train, or Not To Train? You’ve seen people, (or perhaps experience it yourself) that are visually lean. Veins through the abdominals down through the pelvis, definition in at least the upper three quarters of the abs. Yet, for some reason, their gut still “hangs out” at the bottom. It’s not  fat [...]

Today, I bring you Aubrie De Sylva. One of the few women I know who will be approached on the gym floor by gorillas asking for advice on how to bring up their shoulder development, yet still pull off an impressively attractive physique. Demon quads, diamond delts, and a wasp waist. Aubs isn’t your typical [...]

Normally, I’m not a massive fan of the traditional giant set method for the majority of “typical” trainees. The coveted connection is more often than not, lost. Focus on the muscle at hand wanes, concentration begins to fall under the psychological load, and brutalization shifts from muscle to joints. For more advanced trainees, which includes [...]

Today, the average “man” is a sad representation of the word. Nowhere is this more obvious than the weightroom floor. This is especially true when set head-to-head against a female counterpart. Yes, in all the clients and gyms I’ve worked with, and places I’ve been, women universally have more “grit” than men when it comes [...]

Ah function. One of the most abused terms in the fitness industry. The attempt to mimic our primal ancestors, natural movement patters, and sweat as much as possible. The ultimate goal of training. Not mine. The definition of function should be what an act (or in this case, exercise) produces, not what it looks like. [...]