BioJacked #3: Mad Max Aita

Max ("Mad Max") Aita, young up-and-coming weight-lifting coach who trained under (and lived with!) Ivan Abadjiev, came to the studio this past Tuesday with one simple message: try harder. Given all of the YouTube videos, magazine articles compelling you to try "killer exercises you aren't doing … [Read more...]

BioJacked #1: Meet Monte Spicer

This past Tuesday, March 27th, we quietly announced in the morning on Facebook that we'd be going on live internet radio to do our first radio show EVER*. … [Read more...]

Heavy Duty CBL

I read an article the other day called the Ultimate Bulking Guide. What I hate about these guides, aside from their lack of scientific basis and poor grammar, is how they promise quality mass gains but only provide the normal rules of train more, eat more. … [Read more...]

Resolution For Failure

Since it’s the New Year and many already see several weeks of effort thrown toward achieving their resolution, I thought I’d put together a stupid-simple, bulletproof set of rules to fail this year, just like so many millions did last year…and the year before that…and before that… … [Read more...]

Surgeon General’s Warning: Is Known To Cause Radioactive Superpowers

To me, a super hero is not only someone who does the amazing, but does it easily. Superman’s not super because he can lift a car—I’ve seen a guy lift a car before—Superman’s impressive because he lifts a car without effort. Superman wouldn’t seem so super if he strained with every feat of strength, … [Read more...]

Interview with Kiefer about Carb Backloading

Here's an interview with Kiefer conducted by Tanner Fox, a Carb Backloading true believer who had a few questions, as well as a nice testimonial about using this protocol himself. The guys just kinda launch into it after an amusing intro conversation, which you'll catch the tail end of at the … [Read more...]

Bonus Material from Kiefer’s Interview with Tanner Fox

Fox Tanner's testimonial of using Carb Backloading and some amusing conversation leading up to the full interview. (Subtitle: "Where's that accent from, anyway?") You can download this part of the interview as an mp3 HERE. (~8 MB) … [Read more...]

Addendum to 04/28/2010

I failed to be specific yesterday in my post. Although the Gold's Gym in St. George, Utah is one of the best big-box gyms I've trained in, the best gym is a rather humble-looking barn operated by Adam Driggers for Team Samson in Jacksonville, FL … [Read more...]

Fat Forearm Training

Why the hell are so many guys taking up a bench performing wrist curls? Scientists have yet to find an explanation for this phenomenon, but the dominant theory has something to do with their lack of a girlfriend: the longer they've been single, the more wrist curls they do. … [Read more...]

Being Hardcore Is Dangerous

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about goals, both physical and cerebral, and I’m considering breaking into the magazine writing industry. I took some time to explore the flavor, tone and subjects covered in popular fitness periodicals, both of the print and Internet variety. What I've noticed, … [Read more...]