Muscle is a Crockpot!

I find this interesting, 4 years ago I posted about the progress I was making in natural bodybuilding. I just hit 10% body fat at 220lbs for the first time and I was excited! Today, I measured 10% body fat again and now I weigh 230lbs. I’m very happy about this...

“Check the box workouts”

This post is intended for all the new clients and soon to be new clients out there who are just getting started working out, not for those who have been training for awhile (although you could still get some benefit from reading this). When I meet with new clients for...

Do Multiple Shows

To all fitness competitors, and those who would like to compete in a show for the first time, I have a recommendation for you that I think is worthwhile for you to consider. What I am about to share is not to create controversy with judges or any bodybuilding...

Lauren’s Effort

  In the world of physique competition, there is a lot that goes unnoticed from the stage. Unfortunately this sport is simply a comparison of who happens to show up that day. The audience does not see: – the very early hours of cardio – preparation of...

The Sweet Spot!

As a natural pro bodybuilder, often my desire to train and eat appropriately can wax and wane just like anyone else. However, I have discovered, my desire to stay committed to my diet and training goals are often higher when I am in what I call “The Sweet...

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and How It Helps You!

This past weekend at the Physique Summit we learned quite a bit about physique competition. One piece of information that was new to me was Heart Rate Variability and how it can be used to determine your current stress levels. At first, when I heard “Heart Rate...

Being a Fit Couple

I have a post that I really want to share with people who are married or in a serious relationship. I would like to tell my wife’s fitness journey, as told from my perspective (with her permission of course) ;-). I am often asked by clients, competitors and...

The “Squat Butt” Myth

  I know this post is going to irritate a lot of competitors, especially bikini competitors. However, there is something that I feel I need to address that no one seems to be shedding any honest light on. I may become one of the most hated trainers for even...

The $83,650 Mistake!

  We all know that being in shape has it’s benefits. But were you aware of its financial benefits? When I meet with a new client, I hear a lot of reasons for why they want to start training with a personal trainer. Often, They site vain reasons first such...

Be The Trainer That Clients Want, Part 2

After reviewing some of the key concepts that are very important in developing great trainer/client relationships in part 1, it’s now time to move on to the real meat. This next single concept is what will make or break your career as a personal trainer,...