Is Snacking Killing Your Muscle Gains?

  When it comes to your muscle gains snacking may very well be hurting your gains. If you struggle to maintain your weight and are trying to put on muscle mass then eating the wrong snacks or not eating snacks between meals could be keeping you from hitting your daily caloric goal which in turn […]

Coffee, Stranger Things, and Workouts

It’s the number one thing I hear from people I train, or from those looking to train and gain muscle, “I just don’t have time”. What’s interesting is that these same people manage to fit in binging there favorite shoes late at night, getting some video game time in, or grabbing coffee with friends. I’m […]

Increasing Your Personal Bests

Maybe you’ve been there, standing at the weight rack, trying to decide how much weight to add to the bar, you want to be able to say you hit a certain number, but you are worried you won’t be able to get it up. So you settle with putting on the same amount of weight […]

Motivation for the Gym

I wish I had a ten bucks for every time I hear someone say they are struggling with motivation to eat better and exercise. Motivation doesn’t fall from the sky. Are you motivated to go to work? Maybe you love your job or maybe it’s just okay or maybe you don’t like it at all, […]

Your Mind Over Muscle

When you initially think about working out and lifting weights what comes to mind? Maybe the grueling ordeal you will experience in the gym? The sweat flying as you power through rep after rep after rep. This is definitely a part of it. But is it everything? You have to have a mental strength in […]

Pushing Through Muscle Plateaus

There comes an inevitable point if you’ve been working out for any length of time that you hit a plateau.  Whether this is in your muscle gain phase or weight loss phase, it’s bound to happen.  The first thing to remember is “don’t get frustrated”.  Just the fact that you are hitting a plateau means that […]

Isolating Muscle Groups

If there is one thing that is definitely holding you back from making the most of your muscle gains it is not isolation your muscle groups properly.  If you are not already breaking up your workouts according to muscle groups, you should be.  It’s not good to work the same muscle group every day.  For […]

Clean Snacking To Grow Your Muscles

So you are shortly into your new workout regimen.  You are pumped, determined and are ready to see those muscles start popping.  Then it happens. You are sitting watching an episode of the Office or Stranger Things and you suddenly are craving ice cream, cookies, or some Doritos.  The snacking monster is awakened. To effectively […]

Get Out of Bed

So a question I get asked a lot is “how do you find the time for everything?”  Life is busy.  I work full time, am working on my bachelors, run Bones to Bulk, have a family including two small children under the age of 5, and still have to squeeze in my own workouts and […]