Beginner Workout Routine

Beginner Workout Routine

I came across an old thread on Reddit the other day. What a strange place. Sometimes the thread blows my minds; other times it gives me nightmares.

In this situation, I came across a Mark Rippetoe interview from a few years back. Mark is one of the best coaches in the fitness industry today, and has been actively training athletes for decades. His book Starting Strength is phenomenal and has helped countless people across the world build muscle and strength

Fitness Tips for Workaholics

Fitness Tips for Workaholics

These last 2 months got pretty busy for me.

I worked no less than 60 hours during each week. For a short while, it got close to 80 hours each week. This was a huge shock for me; I was in the office so much that I barely had time to sleep 5 hours a night.

And no, I'm not one of those people who claims they can operate on low sleep. If you're one of those people... I hate you.

All right, I don't HATE you, but why even bother reading this? Unless maybe you need more sleep than you think?

When your job takes a huge priority in your life though, it's hard to do much else.

You're Not Invincible

You're Not Invincible

When it comes to lifting, I've always had trouble accepting my limits.

In my early lifting days, I'd grind out sets of 3 or 4 reps to total failure; the movements would get to the point where the bar was stationary above me for several seconds despite me squeezing as hard as I could.

During my first few months of trying out Deadlifts, I'd try to work up to 315 and feel disappointment as I failed to get the bar up even halfway for even 1 rep.

None of these incidents injured me, however. That had more to do with luck than anything else.