Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or Bogus?

Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or Bogus? For decades, bodybuilders have preached about the benefits of developing a strong mind-muscle connection. Their claim is that focusing one’s attention on the target muscle during an exercise can lead it to more growth. Today,...

Everything You Need to Know About the Zercher Hold

Everything You Need to Know About the Zercher Hold Everything You Need to Know About the Zercher Hold The zercher hold is a powerful tool that may just be what’s missing in your training toolbox. It involves holding a barbell in the crook of the elbows with the arms...

Fillers: The Secret To Training Productivity

Fillers: The Secret To Training Productivity A “filler” is any movement or drill paired with a strength exercise as part of an active rest period. Instead of sitting down and checking your phone while waiting for the next set, you perform another...

Progressive Overload Made Simple

Progressive Overload Made Simple FACT: your body doesn’t know that you want to get stronger. It doesn’t know you want a bigger squat, diced up quads, or a leaner tummy. All it knows is survival.  Your body’s ONLY goal is quite literally to keep you alive and...

My Top Three Strength Exercises (In No Particular Order)

My Top Three Strength Exercises (In No Particular Order) If you were told you could only do 3 exercises for the rest of your life, what would be your top picks? This is something I often think about. Exercise selection is such a key feature of program writing, that...
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