How to not get bulky lifting weights, Part 2

From my previous post, you learned that to get a ripped, athletic looking body instead of the big, bulky, blown-up bodybuilder physique, you need to focus on compound movements instead of isolation exercises. These are exercises like squats, deadlifts, lunges, chinups and bench presses. Now, in Part 2 of ‘How to not get bulky lifting…

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How to not get bulky lifting weights, Part 1

When I first started working out, my goal was to get big. I was a skinny dude all my life and I needed to put some muscle on to help with sports (and girls). Once I got to a size that I thought was good, I changed my training up so that I could continue…

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“I don’t give a crap!”

If you don’t know who Brian Cain is and you’re a true MMA fan, you soon will. Brian is mixed-martial arts’ top sports psychologist, working with some of MMA’s best fighters including GSP, Rich Franklin, and Keith Jardine, to name a few. I recently spent over an hour on the phone interrogating Brian about how…

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Foam Rolling for Faster Recovery

Foam rolling is a cool technique that is like giving yourself a massage. It can get out some trigger points that lead to muscular imbalances, pain, and worst-of-all: injury. Check the video and add it in after your workouts to speed recovery time and decrease injury.    

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The 3 Keys to Get (not Set) Your Fitness Goals this Year

What are your goals this year? Have your first pro fight? Compete in 3 tournaments? Get your blue belt in BJJ? Whatever they are, many people make New Year’s resolutions and don’t achieve them. Often, it’s because they’re missing some key elements of the goal setting process that will change it to a goal GETTING…

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Go Canada Go!

As a Canadian, it’s my duty to be a rabid hockey fan, especially whenever a Team Canada plays. To many, Christmas means a time for gifts and family, but also the World Jr. Hockey Tournament. I was lucky to be able to check the pre-tournament game at Copps Coliseum vs. Slovakia and saw one of…

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Solutions for Low Testosterone

This is a reply I wrote to someone who has low testosterone and was wondering where it came from. Symptoms of low T include depression, irritability, decreased strength, unexplained fat gain, loss of muscle mass, trouble gaining mass, and more. ————— Any time you have a hormone imbalance (in your case low-T), you usually have…

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Back from Vacation

I was in Varadero, Cuba for a week’s vacation. Went down with my girlfriend and a couple of friends. Definitely a much needed interruption from the busy day-to-day. The people were great and I had a great time. Here’s a few pics to peep to see what it’s like down there. I was hoping to…

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Keep Your Head Up!

Medicine balls aren’t the only tool you can use to train your chin. Do 3 sets of 10 reps for 2 weeks and you’ll never get knocked out again!

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IQMMA Review

I was at the Iroquois MMA Championships this past weekend and I must say that I probably won’t be going back unless there is a very, very good card lined up. I’m all for MMA in Ontario, but I don’t want to be a part of something that gives MMA a bad name, as I…

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