LIFE LESSONS… and a sweet shoulder dropset

If you’re not growing, you’re dying. This might sound like a platitude, but it’s the truth. Visualize a plant. More specifically—a fruit. A fruit you enjoy. Let’s say it’s an apple. When an apple is on the tree, it’s growing. But once it’s picked, it starts to die. This isn’t always apparent, though. When you see an…

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Working In

  I’ve never been a big believer in the ”go hard or go home” mentality. I share the same sentiment for sayings that sound like “If it’s not hurting it’s not working” “Pain is weakness leaving the body” or even Russell Wilson’s “No time to sleep” catchphrase. I understand the intention behind such sayings –…

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Elimination Diets or 80/20? I’m So Confused!

We’re 2-weeks into January, how’s your New Year’s resolution of gaining more weight and to start smoking going? I kid I kid. But for real – are you sticking to your game plan? More importantly, do you even have a plan? In regards to your nutrition specifically – Are you the “go all in” mindset…

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Muscles in the Future

What will a strength coach’s job look like 10 years from now? This is something I’m constantly thinking about in this rapidly evolving world. There are predictions of mass unemployment due to an impending artificial intelligence disruption. We won’t be able to keep up with the rapid rate of change, and many jobs will be…

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Why I Coach

There was a time in my early adolescence where I felt lost, confused, scared, ashamed, and embarrassed. My mother was an alcoholic, and it was scary for a 12-year-old boy. It was scary coming home from school and finding your mom passed out on the living room floor. It was embarrassing having friends over because…

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Drew’s Team Phoenix Power Lifting Meet

Have you ever won something and didn’t feel like you deserved it? Maybe the competition was sub-par, or maybe you didn’t give your best performance, and all around you feel like you could have done better? That’s how I feel currently about my power lifting meet this last Saturday. It’s bitter sweet. I won my 105…

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How I put on 10 lbs of muscle in 10 weeks.

I’ve put on 10 lbs of muscle in 10 weeks with the below training routine. That’s unreal GAINZ. For someone who’s been lifting consistently for 16 years, I’d be STOKED to put on 10 lbs of muscle in a year, yet alone only in 10 weeks. What did I do – I trained consistently I…

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Warm-Up and Be Nice to People

My overall arching life philosophy is to approach each day with an attitude of gratitude It makes me happy. This approach tends to have a spill over effect towards the other relationships in my life as well – which makes my day even more enjoyable because I’m hanging with people who enjoy sharing the positive…

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My Tired, Beat Up Shoulders

  I’ve had rounded/slumped shoulders for as long as I can remember. Beginning my weight lifting journey at the ripe, pubescent age of 14 – I was concerned with one thing and one thing only – massive pectorals (well that plus finding as many ways as possible to disguise my pimple ridden face [hats, hoodies,…

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100 Lessons in 30 years

  I’ve learned a few things here and there in my 30 years on this planet. And since today marks the 30-year anniversary of me being brought into this world – I thought I’d share a few things I’ve picked up along the way. These aren’t in any particular order – which is fitting based on…

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