I got the following Facebook message a while back, and I thought it would make for a great blog post as it’s a situation that people often ask me about. Let’s start with this: training is training is training, regardless of the big goal. Lifting weights is for building strength and muscle (or at …

George Hackenschmidt was an old school strongman, weightlifter, world champion wrestler, philosopher and author. He was friends with Harry Houdini, broke the world record with a one arm press of 269 pounds, spoke 7 languages, essentially invented the bench press, and President Teddy Roosevelt once was quoted as saying, “If I wasn’t President of …

I am not a hyper lean or crazily jacked human, just in case anyone was wondering. I like beer, pizza, and burgers with a fried egg on top. I’m a pretty normal guy from that standpoint. Over the last month, I lost 6 pounds while not only maintaining my strength, but I got stronger. …