Hypertrophy Hierarchy: How Your Muscle-Building Program Should Evolve Over Time
Hypertrophy Hierarchy: How Your Muscle-Building Program Should Evolve Ov...
The techniques of top bodybuilders may look fun. They may entice you. But first, you need to earn them.
THREE DAYS LEFT — Win 12 Weeks of Free Online Training from Team Elitefts
THREE DAYS LEFT — Win 12 Weeks of Free Online Training from Team Elitefts
Participating coaches include; Swede Burns, Clint Darden, Julia Ladewski, Brandon Smitley, Joe Schillero, Ken Skip Hill, Zach Gallmann, Matt Ladewski, Shane Church, David Allen, Casey Williams, Dani Overcash, David Kirschen, Sheri Whethem, Ken Whethem.
Combining Fortitude and CTP Training
Combining Fortitude and CTP Training
With the help of David Allen and Scott Stevenson, I have turned my six months of recovery into a period of growth and new training insight.
A Call to Arms Series: Terrorizing the Triceps — The Ultimate Superset
A Call to Arms Series: Terrorizing the Triceps — The Ultimate Superset
Over the next few weeks I am going to introduce you to some of my favorite hypertrophy training techniques for arms. Let’s start with the triceps.
The Boards vs. Social Media — Can We Have Both?
The Boards vs. Social Media — Can We Have Both?
There was a time not that long ago that you knew where to go for positive discussion about a shared interest. What happened? Can we get it back?
WATCH: IFBB Pro Chest Day with Meadows, Jackson, and Abiad
WATCH: IFBB Pro Chest Day with Meadows, Jackson, and Abiad
As John enters the final weeks before the 2016 Arnold, this trio of professional bodybuilders joined Dave at the S4 Compound for a high-intensity training session. Full workout included.
Building Bigger Biceps — A Five-Step Guide
Building Bigger Biceps — A Five-Step Guide
What was once a weak point has become a strength of my physique. Whether you’re doing ‘curls for the girls’ or to help your front double biceps pose, here are five things you need to know.
Shelby Starnes Q&A: Insulin Resistance, Contest Prep, Keto, and Blowing Your Diet
Shelby Starnes Q&A: Insulin Resistance, Contest Prep, Keto, and Blow...
Direct from the minds of aspiring physique athletes, these questions zero in on common (yet complicated) dieting dilemmas.
Observations From My White Trash Vacation
Observations From My White Trash Vacation
Every year my wife and I take our kids on a vacation, and that usually means a cruise. If you’ve been on a cruise, you know what I mean when I say “white trash.”
An Experiment in Overreaching
An Experiment in Overreaching
In the weeks leading up to my vacation, I intentionally out-trained by ability to recover in attempts to spur super compensation. Here’s what I learned.
Foundational Guiding Principles
Foundational Guiding Principles
Nobody who is serious about forward progress enters the gym without a plan, without a set of guiding principles. I’ll argue the same is true in life.
Carbohydrates and Cortisol Control: Rediscovering Passion
Carbohydrates and Cortisol Control: Rediscovering Passion
Now that I’ve found solutions to many of my own problems, I’m faced with a new challenge: helping my IFBB coach out of a lengthy retirement.
Four Sure-fire Ways to Harvest Calf Meat
Four Sure-fire Ways to Harvest Calf Meat
Building calf size takes time—a lot of it. This is the system I’ve used countless times to bring up my calves and the calves of my clients.
Your Guide to a Mountain Dog Back
Your Guide to a Mountain Dog Back
This five-principle compilation walks you through the ins and outs of Mountain Dog Back Training.
Happy Holidays and Mind Your Own Business
Happy Holidays and Mind Your Own Business
Something else to steal: my views on how to maintain “bodybuilder status” this holiday season. Yeah, I’ve dramatically changed my opinions on the topic in these past couple of years. Take notes.
WATCH: High Volume Back Training with Dave Tate and John Meadows (Full Training Included)
WATCH: High Volume Back Training with Dave Tate and John Meadows (Full T...
Training in the S4 Compound means knowing when and how to turn up the intensity. In this back session, Dave and John do exactly that.
Three Pounds Heavier: The Holiday Struggle
Three Pounds Heavier: The Holiday Struggle
Minimize the consequences when you enjoy time with your family and eat good food this holiday season. These tips help me every year.
Wenis and Wagina Training: Elbow Position Is Everything
Wenis and Wagina Training: Elbow Position Is Everything
Are you conscious of where you’re placing your elbows during presses, rows, flyes, curls, and pullovers?
Don’t Get Guru'd! 3 Expectations Every Client Should Have of Their Prep Coach
Don’t Get Guru'd! 3 Expectations Every Client Should Have of Their ...
Contest prep, if misguided, can leave you mentally and physically depleted with no interest in returning to the stage. Don’t let this happen.
3 Old School Bodybuilding Techniques We Need to Bring Back
3 Old School Bodybuilding Techniques We Need to Bring Back
Calf raises with my training partner’s sweaty ballsack on my back can stay in the past, but it’s time to bring back these other forgotten exercises.
Broken Idols
Broken Idols
Be careful who you place on a pedestal. The ramifications may leave you highly devastated.
Everybody Knows Somebody
Everybody Knows Somebody
Your appearance can be the gateway to meet new people and share a conversation. It’s up to you whether you see it as a pain in the ass or as an perfect opportunity to help someone.
Training to Fix Muscle Imbalances
Training to Fix Muscle Imbalances
There’s a right way and a wrong way when pursuing the balancing act of physique symmetry. Do this, never do that.
Encouragement and the Pump: The Ultimate Antidepressant
Encouragement and the Pump: The Ultimate Antidepressant
It’s easier to mask personal issues than deal with the cause of anxiety and depression. It might feel like a solution but, just as I was forced to learn, these temporary distractions lead you down a dangerous path.
Graston Technique: My Experience with Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Graston Technique: My Experience with Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mo...
As a bodybuilder, I frequently abuse my body through training. I had heard of the benefits of Graston for years and finally decided to give it a chance to treat several specific issues.
To Reach Your Goals, Be An Observer
To Reach Your Goals, Be An Observer
Don’t become so caught up in your own head that you lose objective grounding in your assessment of the world. Here’s how to properly use detachment to reach your goals.
Back to the Belt
Back to the Belt
I thought my back-injury days were over. I thought I would continue to stay healthy if I stretched and visited my chiropractor. I was wrong.
Men's Physique — Bottom of the Pecking Order?
Men's Physique — Bottom of the Pecking Order?
You may or may not like it, but your girlfriend would love to bang a Men’s Physique guy. Can you really blame her?
The Power of Patience
The Power of Patience
If you want to rise to the top in bodybuilding, you have to start at the bottom. These ideas about gratification and perspective will help you on the climb.
Recovering from the Stressors of Contest Prep — Hormone Replacement Therapy
Recovering from the Stressors of Contest Prep — Hormone Replacement Therapy
I feared a life without training. When I saw that fear become a reality, I knew it was time to seek professional help.
How Bodybuilding Changed My Life
How Bodybuilding Changed My Life
I lacked endurance. I had no drive. Then I found Men’s Physique. Through this I gained confidence. I gained ambition. Driven, I am.
3 Things You Will Need to Be Successful
3 Things You Will Need to Be Successful
This isn’t rocket science people. Stop complicating every damn process and start simplifying.
Figure and Powerlifting Program Design: 4-Week Training Cycle
Figure and Powerlifting Program Design: 4-Week Training Cycle
If you are a dual sport competitor, your training must allot proper focus to the intricacies of each discipline. Use this template as a guide.
Sometimes Quitters DO Win
Sometimes Quitters DO Win
While I was thinking about how stupid and selfish I was for my life decisions, I started thinking about my health. If something happened to me, how would it impact my kids?
So Many Stupid Reps — Just for Bodybuilders?
So Many Stupid Reps — Just for Bodybuilders?
Julia, in conjunction with Alexander Cortes and Scott Paltos, discusses how training like a bodybuilder and adding in higher reps might help powerlifters with the big three lifts.
Cardio in the Off-Season: Make Up Your Mind
Cardio in the Off-Season: Make Up Your Mind
Here’s how to know whether cardio is your friend or foe between shows.
Bodybuilder Back: A Different Approach
Bodybuilder Back: A Different Approach
Incorporate these alternative back-training methods into your programming to build a bigger back and sharper V-Taper.
LISTEN: High-Frequency Training and the Science That Supports It
LISTEN: High-Frequency Training and the Science That Supports It
Scott Stevenson details the scholarly and bodybuilding principles that formed his high-frequency training philosophy.
BURNT OUT: Starting the Off-Season
BURNT OUT: Starting the Off-Season
After a competition season of pushing my body beyond its limit, I was no longer making process. Here’s how I’m turning things around for the future as I start my off-season.
How Should You Train When You're Sick? Should You At All?
How Should You Train When You're Sick? Should You At All?
Not sure if you’re too sick to train? Use the red light | green light system to determine whether you should spend your afternoon on the couch or the bench.
5 Protocols to Build Bigger, Stronger Legs
5 Protocols to Build Bigger, Stronger Legs
If you want legs that shake the ground and crumble the streets where you walk, you’re going to need some specialized training techniques. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
LISTEN: Scott Stevenson's Scientific Approach to Peri-Workout Nutrition
LISTEN: Scott Stevenson's Scientific Approach to Peri-Workout Nutri...
The possibilities when constructing a pre, intra, and post-workout nutrition plan are nearly endless. Let Scott Stevenson break down the principles for you.
Cardio in the Off-Season: Blasphemy, Beneficial or Badass
Cardio in the Off-Season: Blasphemy, Beneficial or Badass
Can off-season cardio make for a leaner, healthier growing bodybuilder or will it nip your gains in the bud? Stevenson solves the cardio conundrum.
LISTEN: The Science and Strength of Scott Stevenson
LISTEN: The Science and Strength of Scott Stevenson
Stevenson discusses his educational and practical experience and explains how each of his disciplines have contributed to his life and approach to bodybuilding.
Barely Making Weight and My Results from Team Universe
Barely Making Weight and My Results from Team Universe
The days leading up to my competition were full of challenges and stress. My coach John Meadows listened and helped me formulate a plan for this show and the future.
8 Best Maximal Lifting Techniques for Mega Mass
8 Best Maximal Lifting Techniques for Mega Mass
Bodybuilding training isn’t the only way to build muscle. Here are serious hypertrophy techniques ripped straight from the powerlifting platform.
What Age Are You Chasing?
What Age Are You Chasing?
To you youngsters: as you reach for maturity, don’t stumble into old age.
How I Use CTP Training to Force Frequency and Intensity
How I Use CTP Training to Force Frequency and Intensity
When I tore my rotator cuff, I transitioned to more concentrated stimuli and a higher frequency per muscle group to avoid being forced to reduce my training intensity.
WATCH: Hard Science and Training with Justin Harris
WATCH: Hard Science and Training with Justin Harris
What happens when you mix atomic physics with meathead instinct?
How To Execute a Front and Side Relaxed Pose
How To Execute a Front and Side Relaxed Pose
Don’t hide your perfect physique with poor posing. Follow these tips from professional posing coach Dave Myers.
Bodybuilders Dying Young: Are Steroids to Blame?
Bodybuilders Dying Young: Are Steroids to Blame?
Doctors and strength athletes frequently argue over the effects (good and bad) of performance-enhancing drugs, but some facts aren’t debatable.
 Bill Tocco — When Cult Worlds Collide
Bill Tocco — When Cult Worlds Collide
When fitness was nothing more than an afterthought of the culture, this pro skateboarder created his own approach and looked to strength and conditioning to forge a new path.
Arrogance vs Relevance: Fix Your Business Practices
Arrogance vs Relevance: Fix Your Business Practices
If you’re relying on the wave of popularity to bring you clients, what will you do when the dry season comes.
Building the Yoke: Utilize the Function of the Upper Traps
Building the Yoke: Utilize the Function of the Upper Traps
Stop thinking of your traps and start thinking of your clavicles.
My Years with HIT
My Years with HIT
When I started bodybuilding, I looked up to Dorian Yates, so I trained like him. And it worked.
How and Why I Dieted to 7-Percent Body Fat: Show Day
How and Why I Dieted to 7-Percent Body Fat: Show Day
The time has come to make final preparations and step on stage. Here are thoughts and reflections from this demanding journey.

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