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Mud Runs Test Your Strength, Endurance & Grit Mud Runs Test Your Strength, Endurance & Grit

  By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS Mud Runs and Adventure races have become the next fitness epidemic in the United States and for a good reason. But if you think you are ‘fit’ enough to tackle one of these races, think again. These races... read more

2016 Arnold Sport’s Festival featuring Ben Tatar | Critical Bench 2016 Arnold Sport’s Festival featuring Ben Tatar | Critical Bench

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach  1. Chris Wilson: Ben Tatar AKA, Tatar Monster, you have been to every Arnold Sports Festival Event. Of ALL the Arnold Sport Festivals you’ve been to, name the THREE best years of the event and why?  BEN... read more

Building Muscle & Mindset at 40 and Beyond Building Muscle & Mindset at 40 and Beyond

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN Getting old(er) is a fact of life and for many people, a truth that is very tough to accept. I just turned 40 myself making this concept all too real. I’d love to tell you that I’m just as awesome as I was in... read more

1 Thing Justin Beiber Taught Me in 2016 1 Thing Justin Beiber Taught Me in 2016

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN   Are you a Belieber?  I certainly am.  But not in the way you might think. I “beliebe” Justin has horrible forward head posture after seeing that police profile picture that became famous not that long... read more

Elevate Testosterone by 20% with THIS Morning Movement Elevate Testosterone by 20% with THIS Morning Movement

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN Athletes from high school to the pros have a few things in common besides speed and muscle. For one, they are focused on doing whatever it takes to maintain and improve their performance and this requires the proper... read more

Try THIS for a New Deadlift PR Try THIS for a New Deadlift PR

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN   Have you ever seen yourself do a deadlift? I don’t mean looking forward into a mirror since that doesn’t reveal much about your form.  It’s from the side that you can really see what’s going on with... read more

Why You Don’t Want Man-Boobs Why You Don’t Want Man-Boobs

  By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS  It is pretty obvious that no guy wants to have man boobs and I’m not talking the Arnold Schwarzenegger kind either. First off, they look awkward and as you know appearance means a lot to most people.... read more

Posture’s Impact on the Musculoskeletal and Neural Systems Posture’s Impact on the Musculoskeletal and Neural Systems

  By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS I’ll confess up front: I have some pretty bad posture. But I know I need to work on it and I do (I really do) make an effort in trying to stay in perfect alignment in all that I do. It’s been... read more

Having Tight Hips is BAD for Your Back, Health & Sexual Performance Having Tight Hips is BAD for Your Back, Health & Sexual Performance

  Written by: Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS and Chris Wilson, CPT, RKC, CSN We’ve all experienced it before, that pain or achiness after sitting in a fixed position for a good portion of the day. Sitting in a stiff chair on a long distance... read more

3 Ways to Instantly Get a Better Night’s Sleep 3 Ways to Instantly Get a Better Night’s Sleep

  Written by: Chris Wilson, CPT, RKC, CSN If you’re not sleeping well, your life could be eating you up and spitting you out! I say “could” because there are a few almost robot-like individuals in the world that seem to function just fine with... read more

3 Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Naturally 3 Ways to Get Rid of a Headache Naturally

  Written by: Chris Wilson, CPT, RKC, CSN Headaches plague millions of people every day all over the globe.  They can quickly ruin your mood, hurt your performance on the job or at the gym and headaches can steal away quality time with those you... read more

Anthony Catanzaro Interview Anthony Catanzaro Interview

  Interview with Natural Bodybuilding Champion and Actor, the Superman of Fitness, Anthony Catanzaro By Ben Tatar 1) Anthony you are known as having one of the greatest physiques in the fitness world. How did you do it? What makes Anthony different... read more

Anchoring Attitudes Anchoring Attitudes

Anchoring Attitudes By Mike Gillette You’ve experienced this before, whether you realized it at the time or not. It starts when a certain song comes on the radio. Then, the next thing you know, you’re in a better mood than you were just a moment earlier. Or,... read more

A Scientific Breakdown of an Advanced Testosterone Support Formula – TDrive A Scientific Breakdown of an Advanced Testosterone Support Formula – TDrive

Written By: Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN We have all heard this word before; testosterone. Depends on the type of person you are but many different images might come to mind when that word is mentioned. Maybe it’s a ridiculously massive man (or woman)... read more

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