October 2010

Disclaimer - If you can't afford new clothes, you should probably stop reading now. Applying the principles in this article could leave you needing to purchase a whole new wardrobe. But, hey, that's a good thing! What are Jump Stretch Bands? Chances are you've heard of people using bands in the gym, but may not know what the benefits are or how to use them (and no, we're not talking about music). Popularized by Westside Barbell legend Louie Simmons, bands have been helping powerlifters get bigger and stronger for years, but until recently, very few bodybuilders have experienced what bands can do for...

As a member of Naval Special Warfare, I was frequently deployed to austere locations around the globe, and it was imperative that the guys and I maintained high levels of strength, resilience, and stamina. We often had very limited equipment but needed to come up with good workouts regardless. One of our favorite staples was and still is the weighted carry. Weighted carries are one of the best ways I've found to develop strength, muscle, and real world stamina--the ability to just keep going no matter how much it sucks to do so. This quality alone will help you develop a much...

In this article, I will show you a variety of simple-but-not-easy workout protocols, each guaranteed to inflate your muscles like a float at the Macy’s Day Parade!  Each of the workout protocols I’ve provided here take only one minute to complete, (hence the reason I’ve named them one-minute muscle builders). Just in case your spider senses are giving off the "gimmick alert” signal, take heed: These workouts have all been battle-tested and certified as effective with the athletes here at Performance U in Baltimore, MD. If you’re ready to discover how to get better results in 60 seconds than most guys get...

Almost anyone who trains with weights is chasing a strong squat, a brutal bench press, and a dauntless deadlift. These three exercises, not to mention their grand total, are so bad-ass that an entire sport was built around them: the sport of powerlifting. The “big three” are used extensively not just by powerlifters but also bodybuilders, Olympic weightlifters, strongmen, and athletes. They're the three most popular lifts for good reason; they activate a ton of total-body motor units, they're very conducive to maxing out, and setting a personal record on one of the lifts can make your entire day better. These lifts...