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Past Injuries and Recovery...

There are two more things that everyone who trains with weights will have: soreness and injuries. They are as inevitable as the progress they accompany. If you work hard enough to improve, you will work hard enough to get sore, and eventually you will work hard enough to get hurt. The above’s a...

Starting This Summer At 159...

I just went and weighed myself - I’m 159 lbs. So I need about 16 lbs of weight gain by around the third week of August, or a little over a pound a week. According to various internet sources, a pound of bodyweight translates to around 3500 calories. That means I need to go over my basal metabolic...

Finally Back In Action...

So after the toughest semester academically I’ve ever had in my life, I am once again ready to seriously devote myself to getting stronger and bigger. What Happened Last Semester I had a tough, time-consuming academic courseload and spent upwards of 10-15 hours a week working in a lab. As a result,...

Working Back Up To My Previous Bests...

Unfortunately, with me getting hit with sickness a few days ago as well as getting hit with a truckload of schoolwork, I’ve taken a forced 10 day hiatus from lifting weights. I’ve gotten two workouts in since then, and feel great. Just getting back into the motions of the gym, and I feel...

New Personal Bests...

I’m getting much stronger and hitting new personal bests, thanks to my new Rippetoe-powered workout. I’ve probably been doing some form of weightlifting for about 6 years now, and in all of that time I’ve never thought to seriously sit down and read some quality weightlifting literature,...

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