Ken "Skip" Hill

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Ken “Skip” Hill has been involved in the sport of bodybuilding for almost forty years and competing for over twenty years. Born and raised in Michigan, he spent 21 years calling Colorado home with his wife and their four children. 4 years ago, he and his wife traded the mountains for the beach, relocating to South Florida. His primary focus is nutrition and supplementation, but he is called upon for his years of training experience, as well. He started doing online contest prep in 2001 and is considered one of the original contest prep guys when the bodybuilding message boards were still in their infancy. Skip’s track record with competitive bodybuilders is well-respected, and he also does sport-specific conditioning, including working with professional athletes.

 
The Scale is Ruining Your Physique (and Bodybuilding)
The Scale is Ruining Your Physique (and Bodybuilding)
In bodybuilding, numbers aren’t represented on stage; you're scored based on your overall look or (I almost hate to use that phrase for reasons I won’t get into here). It makes no sense to add 20 pounds of muscle only to have your midsection increase by 4 inches or more.
Weight is Climbing Again
Weight is Climbing Again
Rest days can be a huge positive
Family Emergencies and Training
Family Emergencies and Training
Don't be selfish.
Social Media Eliminates the Small Pond
Social Media Eliminates the Small Pond
I love the Internet. I really do. But at the same time, I can tell you that I absolutely miss those days where I was able to feel like a big fish in a small pond before the Internet came about. It's a paradox for us as we're all small fish in a very big pond.
Training While Traveling/On Vacation
Training While Traveling/On Vacation
It sometimes feels more like an obligation
Programming Breakdown for Leg Session
Programming Breakdown for Leg Session
Strength is starting to take off again.
20-Year-Olds, You’re Off The Hook — I've Got Smaller Fish to Fry
20-Year-Olds, You’re Off The Hook — I've Got Smaller Fish to Fry
Here's a riddle for you. What's worse than 20-something-year-olds? Teenagers. Teenagers are the worst. Worse than that, even? Teenagers on Instagram. Where on Earth are they learning all of this annoying stuff? Jeez...
Programming Breakdown of a Push Workout
Programming Breakdown of a Push Workout
Method to the madness.
Programming Thoughts
Programming Thoughts
What goes on in my mind when I put together my training schedule.
4 IG Exercises That Don't Suck
4 IG Exercises That Don't Suck
Out of all of the crap floating around on the Internet, I've only found 4 exercises to be worthy of mentioning. By the way, that says a lot because 2 of 'em use bands, and I am not a band guy.
My Recovery is CRAZY
My Recovery is CRAZY
It's only been 2 weeks.
I FEEL BIG AGAIN!
I FEEL BIG AGAIN!
I'm just not looking in the mirror quite yet.
I'm Rolling; Don't be Hatin'
I'm Rolling; Don't be Hatin'
After a 12-week pitstop (cruise), the pedal is to the floor.
Risk Versus Reward
Risk Versus Reward
If we all sat inside a cage and didn’t go anywhere, we would certainly be safer with less chance of injury or death. But what kind of life would that be? No one cares what you think, so shut up.
I'm In A Holding Pattern
I'm In A Holding Pattern
I'm not risking it right now.
5 Ways to Find a Healthy Balance Between Bodybuilding and Family
5 Ways to Find a Healthy Balance Between Bodybuilding and Family
Contrary to what some people may tell you, it IS possible to balance between bodybuilding and your family. It takes work, and I've done the work. These 5 steps might not save your marriage, but they're certainly worth trying.
If Anyone Has Seen My Delt Caps
If Anyone Has Seen My Delt Caps
I would appreciate you returning them. Thank you.
In Sickness and In Health
In Sickness and In Health
But back at it on Thursday
Bang Legs Without Banging Your Lower Back
Bang Legs Without Banging Your Lower Back
It took me 26 years to develop lower back issues. But over the last 10 years, I've learned ways to work around them since becoming a slob is not an option. If you're looking for ways to train legs without getting hurt (again), this article is for you.
Who Gets Cookies At The Gym?
Who Gets Cookies At The Gym?
This guy does
THIS NAGGING ARM! UGH...
THIS NAGGING ARM! UGH...
But BBQ.
Next Level Pec Training
Next Level Pec Training
An alternative title: Here are three things you can do to make your titties pop. I doubt any judge has ever said to a competitor that their chest was too large, so if you really want to wow the judges, start by working on your elbow position.
5 Weeks on TRT Cruise - PRs All Week
5 Weeks on TRT Cruise - PRs All Week
I can't explain it.
I Don't Have Regular Injuries
I Don't Have Regular Injuries
I only go for the weird ones that don't usually happen in the gym.
Just an Old Guy Fighting for Cool
Just an Old Guy Fighting for Cool
I went to the Arnold this year, and though I have berated guys in the bodybuilding industry for a very long time about how they dress, I wasn’t about to show up looking like my friend, who was the valedictorian of our high school graduating class, wearing 25-year-old Levi jeans, white New Balance tennis shoes...
My Goals For The Next 24-Week Blast
My Goals For The Next 24-Week Blast
How I plan to bring up my weak body parts this year.
Down 7 pounds?
Down 7 pounds?
Holy shit, my cruise just began 2 weeks ago!
It's Time to Stop Calling Suicide Selfish
It's Time to Stop Calling Suicide Selfish
I've seen a lot of people call suicide "selfish." I’m not saying I understand why people kill themselves, but when I’m the compassionate one who has to say maybe people should be a little more understanding, that should say something.
Fresh
Fresh
Rested both physically and mentally
Chaos and Negativity Abound
Chaos and Negativity Abound
When it rains it pours.
The Most Exciting Thing I've Ever Seen at a Bodybuilding Show
The Most Exciting Thing I've Ever Seen at a Bodybuilding Show
Before the Men's Bodybuilding Finals could begin on stage, strongman had to finish the Stone Over Shoulder event. My first reaction was a giant eye roll. As if anything else couldn’t be any more boring than watching guys pose, I instead get to watch 400-pound men lift stones. Yay me.
Maximizing these Last 2 Weeks
Maximizing these Last 2 Weeks
And setting PRs at the same time.
Taking a Friend's Advizes
Taking a Friend's Advizes
And no bush pictures this time.
Don’t Let the Wheels On The Bus Run Your Ass Over
Don’t Let the Wheels On The Bus Run Your Ass Over
If you were on a serious and strict diet in 1985, you really had very few, if any, options to go out to eat and you were relegated to eating only at home. In 2019, there really is no excuse not to eat relatively well while out at a restaurant unless you simply DO NOT WANT TO.
227 pounds with Progress Pictures
227 pounds with Progress Pictures
I have 4 more weeks to kick this current phase over the 230 mark.
Cruising This Week - Update With 4 Weeks To Go
Cruising This Week - Update With 4 Weeks To Go
And headed to the Arnold tomorrow morning.
Where Have You Been, Joe Clark?
Where Have You Been, Joe Clark?
As most writers in the bodybuilding industry are aware, the majority of people who troll are crybaby meatheads who think they deserve your writing gig because they are so much more knowledgeable. This was not so with Joe Clark...
Stalled - Time for an Adjustment
Stalled - Time for an Adjustment
Progress has been good but it must continue.
Uneventful Hodgepodge Notes
Uneventful Hodgepodge Notes
Another great week pounding the iron.
Skip’s Guide to the Best Burgers in Columbus, Ohio
Skip’s Guide to the Best Burgers in Columbus, Ohio
You're heading to Columbus, Ohio for the Arnold in a couple of weeks. We know. If you care more about eating really good food and not as much about the crowd and being seen, here are my top-3 burger recommendations based on my foodie research.
This Sleep Thing Is Confusing
This Sleep Thing Is Confusing
Making sense of my FitBit sleep logs.
4 Weeks Into This Gaining Phase and up to 225 Pounds
4 Weeks Into This Gaining Phase and up to 225 Pounds
From 219 when I started 4 weeks ago.
My Dream Gym
My Dream Gym
I decided to make some notes about the main things I would have in a gym if I owned one and didn’t care as much about making money as I did about just having a badass gym to train in. I think every meathead has done this at one time or another.
Results (so far) of the Diet Changes
Results (so far) of the Diet Changes
3 weeks into this gaining phase.
Over Here Hitting PRs like Oprah's Handing Them Out For Free
Over Here Hitting PRs like Oprah's Handing Them Out For Free
YOU GET A PR AND YOU GET A PR AND ...
I'm a Bodybuilder and I Don't Drink
I'm a Bodybuilder and I Don't Drink
I am that guy who takes his food to get-togethers like this one. I figure it is a casual get-together and everyone will be eating and drinking so bringing my own small cooler of food should be no big deal. Slowly, it turned into a big deal — everything turned into a big deal.
Blood and Health Markers - Before and After
Blood and Health Markers - Before and After
The good, the bad and the ugly.
Skip's Before and After Pictures
Skip's Before and After Pictures
12-week results are posted.
My Detailed Plan For The Next 12 Weeks
My Detailed Plan For The Next 12 Weeks
Including training, nutrition and supplementation
Training is as Exciting as EVER
Training is as Exciting as EVER
And yet as boring to read as ever. WTF?
Just the Fats Ma’am
Just the Fats Ma’am
I knew going in that this could be one of those situations where I was going to listen to someone tell me how smart they were and I was going to play my typical role of “dumb older guy who used to work out and now just wants to not be fat and live a long time.”
Change Gears Early??
Change Gears Early??
Nope. Stay the course.
A Trip Back in Time
A Trip Back in Time
Gyms just aren't what they used to be.
Cash-Register Lady, Your Mom, and Applebee’s
Cash-Register Lady, Your Mom, and Applebee’s
Don't lie. You know it's gonna be good based entirely on the title.
Bahamas Bound
Bahamas Bound
This job can be rough sometimes.
5 Gym Rat Gifts for Less Than $20
5 Gym Rat Gifts for Less Than $20
You could always go one step further and get all five of my recommendations for less than $65!
8 Weeks Into the 12-Week Phase
8 Weeks Into the 12-Week Phase
And my personal thoughts on Nationals.
In With the Old, Out With the New
In With the Old, Out With the New
LOOKING at these guys on the TV while I am training is bad enough, however, LISTENING to them give advice or say anything, at all, is like nails on a chalkboard.
This Is What I Look Like Naked
This Is What I Look Like Naked
Including my DEXA Scan.

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