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Want a Thick Upper Back? Change Your Training

When people think of building a big back, they probably think of deadlifts. While that isn’t inherently wrong, there are some nuances present that tend to get overlooked. This article will help to illuminate those nuances in order to get you a thick and juicy upper back, or what I like to call, the Mantle.

I feel comfortable talking from a position of experience when it comes to building an upper back: when I started lifting, my jacket size was 42 Long.

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Problematic Athletes Make You A Better Coach

Dream clients: they pop up only when the planets are aligned, the oceanic magma vents are opened up just right, and the Arctic penguins have a successful mating season. You probably know the kind I speak of: they show up, don’t complain, do the work, track their lifts and macros, etc. Some coaches call them robots because they go through their sessions like clockwork.

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Macro-Friendly Breakfast Casserole

Another day, another recipe. This time, I’m bringing you a spin one of my favorite recipes that my mom used to make for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas: sausage breakfast casserole.

I am swapping our her bread pieces for hash browns, swapping the pork sausage for turkey sausage, and of course, swapping the 1lb of cheese for cheddar cheese powder from Hoosier Hill Farms.

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How to Properly Warm Up Prior To Exercise: Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

I am teaming up with local P.T., Dr. Eric Broadworth, to work on a handful of new projects in the near future. These projects will involve cutting through the B.S. and dispelling myths when it comes to performance, health and longevity, and strength progression through your life. You can check out more of his credentials, areas of expertise, and performance-related topics on his website.

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Macro-Friendly Mac n’ Cheese w/ Bacon & Beef

Full disclosure, folks, I am going through a fat cut right now, and I’ve been dying to eat copious amounts of pasta: one of my favorite foods. I’ve been looking for a way to get that cheesy goodness of macaroni and cheese without taking in a few hundred grams of carbs along with it. The recipe I bring to you today provides the answer.

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Phalanx Method Is Now Live!

Greetings, Peers, and thank you for your support in the world’s first history-based strength training program: The Phalanx Method. You are about to embark on a journey that no lifter has ever traveled before: using Classical-era texts, archaeological evidence and legendary myths to achieve an all-encompassing level of fitness. I am wholeheartedly grateful that you would choose to follow a unique program like Phalanx Method in order to challenge your bodies, minds and souls, to achieve a greater version of the person you were before.

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Grilling With the Bros & Kingsford Charcoal

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford Charcoal. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean grilling season has to be.

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A Preview of the Phalanx Method Trilogy

Greetings, Peers, I am here to unveil my upcoming training manual trilogy: The Phalanx Method. Unlike Pump Dragon, this trilogy is going to be written all at the same time, with each of the phases preparing for and building off the others, to make what I consider to be the most well-rounded athlete.

By using my knowledge of the Hellenistic Period, the Persian & Peloponnesian wars, and the Greek phalanx, as well as using the writings of Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon, I will be using the training methods, warrior mentality and life outlook of an enlisted Greek hoplite to write the first historically-based training program.