4 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

Becoming stronger—just like building muscle or burning fat—is not rocket science, but it is exercise science. There’s a way to make sure you improve and many (many) more ways to ensure that you don’t. And if past experience is any indication, the two biggest limitations to strength are: A)  What you’re putting on the bar, […]


The Art of the Deload

Most lifters hate taking days off or resting. Here are three tips to help you figure out when your body needs a break, and how to become stronger stronger and avoid unnecessary injuries.


No Equipment Home Workouts: Fat Loss Edition

Not every workout needs to occur at a gym, take 60 minutes, or even require any equipment. When I’m on the road, whether for business or pleasure, finding a fitness facility isn’t top priority. Or if I’m at home and tied to my desk, I’m not going to stress about getting dressed and ready to […]


The Fitness Research Flaw

Muscle-building research isn’t always about people who love to build muscle. The year was 2004. The quote came from one of my esteemed professors at the University of Colorado during a late-night statistical analysis. Back then, I was just a young “professional research assistant.” Translation: I was helping write grants, designing experiments, running tests, and […]