5×5 Starting Strength Explained

5x5 Starting Strength

Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength is the most widely used beginner strength training program to grace this planet. Rippetoe debuted his program in Starting Strength, Basic Barbell Training, which also includes proper guides for each lift, programming advice, and beneficial accessory workouts. World-class athletes and beginners alike follow Rippetoe’s program for a simple reason – it works. […]

Want to Start Lifting Heavy Weights? Start With the Basics: Shoes.

Gym Shoes - Wrestling

Great, another “So, you want to get in shape? You NEED to buy (insert gimmicky fitness product here – shakeweight, belly wraps, whatever, here)” post. This post simply isn’t that – sorry. It’s about the most important and effective piece of equipment you need if you want to finally put your gym membership to good […]

Four Things You Need to be Bringing to the Gym

It’s true that you can get into shape with nothing but a gym membership, a pair of cross-trainers, and a can-do attitude; but, there are other aspects of training that a commercial gym may not be equipped for, or their setup just sucks. Primarily, I’m talking about equipment for training explosive power and tools for […]

Product Review – Optimum Nutrition Creatine

Creatine is one of the oldest supplements on the market and the only one I continually use. There’s a reason for this – it works. Look at any pre-, post-, intra-workout supplement and one of the only ingredients that’s not hidden by the infamous “proprietary blend” label is creatine. Personally, I use unflavored, 99% pure, […]