Glutamine Supplementation

Glutamine is a supplement that I think can definitely be beneficial for someone who trains very hard. If you are training with a lot of intensity, frequency, and volume, I would argue that supplementing with Glutamine is definitely going to assist in your recovery and performance. What is Glutamine? Glutamine is the most abundant amino…

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7 Tips to Ensure Your Best Workout

Each workout you do is a chance to get one step closer to your goals. Having great workouts on a consistent basis is extremely important if you want to reach your goals and get results in the fastest way possible. Preparation and eliminating small errors are essential for optimal performance in each workout. Do not…

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Rise and Grind

Some days I really don’t feel like getting out of bed early in the morning to train. I am not exactly an early riser so I have to force myself to get up a lot of the time. The initial phase of getting up is the hard part, but once I get up and moving,…

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Leg Training Dec. 2014

I was flipping through my training log today where I track all of my workouts and came across this leg workout I thought I would share. It is a workout I was using to prepare for my last competition in July. I am warning you it is a tough one! But it is great for…

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Goal Setting

Goal setting… everyone has heard or talked about it, but how many actually take it seriously and apply it? I feel that setting goals is crucial if you want to be successful. Having a clear goal gives you a sense of direction and purpose in what you do each day. Without a clear goal, you…

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Tension- A Critical Factor in Building Muscle

One of the most important skills to learn in order to have the ability to build a great amount of muscle is to be able to generate maximum tension in a given muscle. What is Tension? Tension is simply the force that is directed through a muscle. The more muscular tension you can create, the…

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My Morning Greens Shake

One simple nutritional habit I like to implement every morning is to have a greens shake with lemon juice. Before or with my breakfast I will take the following ingredients and blend them all together: • 1 scoop CytoGreens • 1 fresh squeezed lemon • 1-2 cups spinach • 1-2 cups kale • Any other…

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Why You Should Rotate Protein Sources

As we all know, protein is a critical nutrient for building muscle. Some people will eat a mass amount of one particular protein source, such as chicken in their diet in order to ensure they are meeting their demand for a high level of protein intake. While this is good that adequate protein is being…

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Are You Consuming Enough Omega-3 Fats?

The general population today often consume far too many Omega-6 fats and not enough Omega-3. Omega-6 fats are commonly found in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. Most people eat these things regularly and have no problem getting plenty of Omega-6 fats. Omega-3 fats on the other hand, are found in cold water fish such as…

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Training Update

I spent a lot of time over the summer and several months prior focusing on getting lean and shedding body fat. When the primary goal is fat loss and getting as ripped as possible, it is obviously extremely difficult to build any sort of muscle during these phases as you are usually in a caloric…

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