Open Q&A

It’s been a while since I’ve thrown open the floor and done a good Q&A session.  Some of you long time subscribers might remember that we sometimes did these via podcast/mp3 but let’s keep this simple.  In the comments section below, ask me ANY fitness related question.  Completely open.  I will then do two things: a) I will answer...
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News

Cameron’s Spartan Experience

Cameron’s Spartan Experience… Cameron did the Spartan in The Carolina’s the weekend of June 25th.  Here is his first-hand account… The race was intended to be approx. 8 miles with 15 obstacles.  The fastest times were intended to be around 80 minutes.  It ended up being (after adding the turns) about 10 miles and 19 obstacles (+/- 1, depending...
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Spartan Training Plan – Draft

I did a quick write-up for my team mates to jump-start our Spartan training.  See previous post on the Spartan Race for context. This is far from complete, and is just some basic principles.  As I’ve mentioned, each of our 5-person team is coming with completely different strengths and weaknesses so this is just to get us all on...
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Training Tips

Spartan, Anyone?

UPDATE:  Other articles in this series on this site are: The Vermont Spartan Beast – Summary and Lessons Learned Spartan Training Plan – Draft Vermont Spartan Beast – Photos and Details More forthcoming, including Tough Mudder training Some of you may have seen some recent discussion over at the forum on The Spartan: http://leanlifters.com/forum/goals-and-motivation/spartan-race/ This is one of those...
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Training Tips

You Gotta Be Kidding Me- Bridging on the Bench Press

  I could hardly believe what I was reading. I sat in absolute bewilderment as I read an article in a recent muscle magazine. It explained in detail why you should lift your hips as high as possible off the bench (called bridging) when you bench press. Was the author seriously recommending this type of thing to people who...
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Exercises & Routines

7 Fail-proof Ways to Rev Up Your Fat Burning and Get Lean

Article by Leo Babauta of zenhabits If you’re like me, you can eat healthy much of the time, exercise a lot, and still find your fat-burning efforts at a plateau. It seems easier to lose the first 30 pounds than the last bit of fat around your middle. And if you’re like me, you want to get lean —...
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Exercises & Routines

Basic Vs. Isolation Exercises, Chisels or Dynamite?

Which type of exercise is better? Basic or Isolation? That all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to build strength or size, or are you trying to refine the musculature that you already have? Basic exercises, also referred to as compound movements, are the exercises that work several groups of muscle together with a...
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Dieting & Food

Maximum Mass

I just got off the phone with Skip La Cour, 6-time national bodybuilding champion.  DRUG-FREE national champion, that is. Skip La Cour – drug-free champion Skip is smart, funny, motivated, hard-working – things “bodybuilders” aren’t often credited for.  But to compete in that arena without steroids pretty much assures that only the most elite – both physically and mentally...
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