10 Things I Miss About My Teenage Years
I sometimes reminisce about my teenage years when my parents paid the bills, paid for my clothes and food. I believed I was just put on earth to get huge and complain about my clothes, food, and the fact that they didn’t provide me with everything I wanted.
Till Bodybuilding Do Us Part
As a bodybuilder with a regular job, you can find yourself away from home 10-12 hours a day, which includes commute, work, and gym time. As a husband and father, this typically doesn't go over too well. Here's what I do to keep my wife from wanting to divorce me.
The Price is Right — Or is it?
Most people, when given the opportunity, like to run on about how busy they are and how they have no time to do anything they want to do or to get everything done that they need to get done in a day. Bodybuilders do it.
The Freak Show Exodus
You will have your supporters and your naysayers as with everything in this world, but I am in complete support of this shift in the paradigm. Why?
Skip's Do-Overs from 1984: What I Wish I Knew 34 Years Ago
Of all of the things I wish I could go back and redo, these five things stand out as the most important or all-encompassing.
5 Things Every Competitor Needs To Be Successful
In my 30 years of competing and 20 years of training competitors, I have narrowed the endless list of requirements for success down to five main variables.
Dos and Don’ts of Dieting While Traveling or on Vacation
Being outside of your normal routine and away from home can make it challenging not to wreck your diet, but there are a few ways to manage the damage.
FML: I Have A Vegan Under My Roof
This turd doesn’t stray: She asks if things are cooked in animal fat. She will not eat a burger, opting for the non-meat version every time. She won’t eat a snack or anything that the other girls eat, even if there is a group of them together hanging out.
7 Exercises Lost to the '80s
There's a reason techniques in the past were so widely used for so long: they worked. Go old school and give these exercises a shot.
The Great Fructose Debate
Some believe that fructose only replenishes liver glycogen and is unable to replenish muscle glycogen. Others believe that fructose is used first to replenish liver glycogen and then will replenish muscle glycogen. All we care about, for carb-loading use, are the visual results.
Why U.S. Bodybuilders Are So Dominant
There are great bodybuilders from all over the world, but the U.S. has been the clear leader as far back as I can remember. This isn't a coincidence.
Skip’s Tips for Training Each Muscle Group
There are a lot of great tips, but these are what I consider the best for training back, shoulders, chest, triceps, biceps, calves, legs, and abs.
Competing in 2018
Assuming all of the crap that I dealt with last year isn't going to be an issue this year.
I'm Just Going to Lie This Week
Everything is great and couldn't be going any better but ... that's a lie.
My Name Is Skip, and I Am a Resolutioner
Most people fail miserably with their poorly thought-out ideas, weak plans, and grandiose proclamations of how they are going to change their lives — usually before the end of the first week. So what?
Kids Ruin Everything?
I recently read two statements that I not only disagree strongly with but am qualified to disagree with. Total immersion in a goal isn't the only way to success, and if you believe having a family has to take away from your goals — well, you're wrong.
Know Your Worth: Is It Smart for Trainers to Reduce Price?
I've heard, "Know your worth" a lot lately, and my response is to say that that statement is absurd and shows that you may not understand business as well as you think you do.
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Resolutioners: Come With Me If You Want to Live
12 things to keep from getting bitched out in the gym.