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Fire Up Those Glutes

Fire Up Those Glutes

Here’s a fun, and challenging, glute activation workout that I do once or twice a week. This series is adapted from an article by Bret Contreras, the “glute guy”. In his article “Dispelling The Glute Myth” he states that no amount of heavy squats, deadlifts, or lunges will strengthen your glutes as much as glute … Continue reading

Delt Destruction Workout

Delt Destruction Workout

Keeping up with my giant set workouts, today’s is all about building them pumpkin shoulders. As always, I ensure I hit all sides of the delts – front, middle and rear. Rather than do 20 minutes of high intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio at the end of my workout, I started each giant set with 5 … Continue reading

Lats on Fire Workout

Lats on Fire Workout

Oooh, you’re gonna like this one! When I train my back I like to hit different angles, but I also do specific exercises to build up the areas I need to focus on, such as building that all important v-taper. Today’s giant set (which was actually done yesterday) covers the whole spectrum, with an extra special … Continue reading

Leg Blast Workout

Leg Blast Workout

It’s funny, whenever I don’t feel like going to the gym is when I have the best workouts. Today was one of those days. My off season goal is to, of course, build on what I already have and continue to carve out these glutes and hams – my weaknesses. I threw this together in … Continue reading

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Now that I’m in my off-season I can expand my palate a little, which is why I bring you this recipe. Of course it’s still healthy – off-season isn’t a reason to just eat anything and everything carte blanche. I still eat clean and I ensure my meals are balanced. With 13 grams of protein per serving, … Continue reading

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I have always tracked my meals. It started when I first competed back in… well, a long time ago. It keeps me honest – especially in my off season. Back then I used to write everything down in diary that I took with me everywhere! Then along came a smartphone app called “Lose It“. Game changer. … Continue reading

Muscle Music

Muscle Music

I love music. And, as anyone that knows me can tell you, I can’t live without it – especially while training. I’m also a self-confessed gadget geek. I love technology and the latest “toys”. A couple of years ago, in 2009, when bluetooth stereo headphones started appearing onto the market, instead of waiting for them … Continue reading

My Top 3 Supplements

My Top 3 Supplements

SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP ME THROUGH COMPETITION PREP I am often asked what I eat, how I train, and what supplements I take.  Rather than give away all my secrets, I thought I’d share with you three of my top supplements that have assisted me in reaching my physique goals. Now, considering I’m a MuscleTech Ambassador, … Continue reading

The True Art of Sportsmanship

The True Art of Sportsmanship

With the 2014 competition season now in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to bring up a very important, and often overlooked, aspect of competing: sportsmanship. A LOOK BACK When I first entered the world of competition I can remember the immense loneliness I felt as I prepped for the big … Continue reading