Bridging the Gap Between Effort and Struggle

There is far too much hype given to “the struggle.” The mental and emotional struggle of starting a business and making it successful.  The physical struggle of overcoming an illness or serious injury.  The political, cultural, and economic struggles of our present time. Sometimes, “the struggle” is a necessary part of achieving something great, developing greater self-awareness, or overcoming a …

The Most Optimal Rest Period for Strength and Muscle Growth

How long should you rest? If you train with me in-person or through BarbellSTRONG coaching (BSC), my 4 month online strength & hypertrophy program, you’ll always know exactly how long to rest between sets. Rest periods are the most underrated training variable yet an easy one to track. Most people overestimate the time they’ve spent resting between sets and end …

The Top 5 Go To Deadlift Accessory Exercises

Nothing will kill a deadlift more than weak lats or a less-than-comfortable-it’s-nearly-slipping grip on the barbell. No thank you! The antidote to both situations is using accessory work to plug all the weak leaks in your deadlift.  Or, maybe you just don’t know how to deadlift correctly, which is a topic I cover at length here.  Most people start deadlifting with …