People That Inspire Me

A few weeks ago, Alphalete Athletics dropped a new video about one of their athletes, Igor Openshansky. It’s one of the most inspiring videos I’ve seen from the Alphalete brand. Now I love Christian Guzmans daily vlogs, but Igor has a great story and perspective. It really made a difference for me. I think I…

Building a Foundation of Strength

As pretty as you may look.. When it comes down to the test of might. Do those muscles lift as much as they look like they do? Hindering Progression Strength training is can be time consuming and difficult. Or you can make it not suck as much. I was a fairly strong guy, but when…

Shoes for Squats

Shoes for Squats Alright, the controversial question of what to wear for squats. For years, I have worn Converse high-tops for squatting, deadlifting, and all things leg related. But first let’s get something out of the way. Running Shoe You’ll see a lot of people wearing their running shoes to the gym. If you’re on…

Back Muscles

  The Latissimus Dorsi The lat muscle is what gives you that wide V-tapered look. You need to train them in width and length to develop them optimally. I’ve listed a few exercises that target the Lat specifically and a few tips to go along with them. Standing Lateral Push Down: With this motion you…

My Powerlifting Story

In the beginning, as any young gym-goer I would walk around the gym just trying to figure out what to do. I would hit some curls or some bench press, but I would never get into the good stuff. It wasn’t until about a year ago that one of the larger scary guys at my…

The Push

Some days I walk into the gym and don’t want to be there. I’ve been at the gym at 6:00 am going on 4 hours of sleep staring at +300lbs squats. I’ve had to dig deep to keep going on days like that. We all have those days where we just want to give up….

The Lever Belt

Let me guess, you’ve been using that Grizzly belt you bought at Big 5 for a few months now. It was an easy decision because that Grizzly belt only cost you $25.00. Except, now you regret every penny as the thin layer of not leather material is starting to rip apart. You’re not sure if…

Chest Workouts

Chest Workouts Barbell Bench Press Why it’s on the list: You can generate the most power with barbell lifts, so the standard barbell bench allows you to move the most weight. It’s also an easier lift to control than pressing with heavy dumbbells. The exercise is easy to spot and relatively easy to learn (if not…

My Gym Bag

This is a detailed list of everything I keep in my gym bag. I get asked all the time about the different accessories I use. To be honest, you don’t need any of the fancy stuff out there. Stick to your basics and you’ll have more than you need. First off, I carry an Adidas…