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Powerbuilding: Powerlifting Vs Bodybuilding

Powerlifting VS Bodybuilding Many of us have combined goals but they may need slightly different strategies to achieve. The concept of powerbuilding has gotten insanely popular over the last 10 years. Previously I think many people focused on purely aesthetics in the gym while a small niche of...

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What Variations Are There?

What Variations Are There? The most common questions I receive besides how short I am and how I stay motivated over the last decade of creating content is, “What's the best accessory to grow my bench?” First lets cover the basics. If you want to improve anything, we need to practice that...

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Setting Your Fitness Goals

Setting Your Fitness Goals This is something that can apply to anyone no matter where they are on their fitness journey. A lot of people set their end goal, without the steps required to achieve that goal. Goals are harder to achieve than you realize. Always ask yourself (not to be mean to...

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR BULLSHIT GIMMICKS! Fitness has always been an industry of trends. People choose their nutrition and workout fad and die by the sword! Intermittent fasting seems to be a strategy that's come from the under-belly of fitness to pop culture, having many...

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Training While Losing Weight

Training While Losing Weight We need to be real about expectations in the gym during a period of fat loss. For many people it will be difficult to build strength due to their decreased caloric intake. Expecting to see the same sort of progress when you are losing weight as you did when you...

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​Holiday Fat Loss: It's a war

Holiday Fat Loss: It's a war ITS A WAR! For as long as fitness social media has been popular (8ish years) we have constantly been bombarded with information on how to attack our diet/nutritional strategies for the holidays. One side is telling us to not track, take the mental break and YOLO....

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Bench Press: To Arch Or Nah

The Bench Press To Arch Or Nah "Stop arching you cheater, you're not even working your pecs! I could easily bench 655lbs if I did a gymnastic back bridge with a barbell as well." We hear this same line, over and over again and although social media has grown the sport of powerlifting a ton,...

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Squat: Highbar vs. Lowbar

Squat: Highbar vs. Lowbar Duel to the death(continuation from instagram)! Highbar vs low bar. There always seems to be an obsession with people wanting to make blanket statements on what is best for every lifter. Truth is there is a time and place for many exercises depending on the...

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Cardio Is Making You Weak!

Cardio Is Making You Weak! Over the years of coaching I get so many questions that require more details about the athlete before we can answer. Cardio or how to stay “fit” while powerlifting is a big one. The main detail we need to start with and you always need to keep in mind is; “what are...

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Do You Use Supplements?

Do You Use Supplements? A wise man once told me, maybe you're born with it or maybe it's creatine. 12 years ago, there was very little science based information to be found on the internet. Young Mikey wanted to get really really jacked and ended up wasting hundreds of dollars on supplements...

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