Podcast Interview: Chase Erwin (Architects of Aesthetics.com)

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Finally, after what seems like months of messing around I’ve figured out how to upload the Podcasts to iTunes. So here we are as promised. My first guest is Chase Erwin. Chase is physique competitor and trainer based out of Little Rock Arkansas. He coaches people online similar to what I do through his site ArchitectsofAesthetics.com. Today you’re going to … Read More

A Full Guide To Progressing With Chin-ups

Andy MorganTraining Principles58 Comments

Ring Chinups

Chin-ups are a great upper-back exercise. You know it, and I’m not going to waffle on with an unnecessary paragraph explaining why. They’re hard, which is why most gym bros avoid doing them, well, at least with anything approaching good form. Most people stay the hell away from them and stick to the lat-pulldown machine instead. Their loss, don’t make … Read More

Announcement: Taking A Break

Andy MorganNews & Site Introductions53 Comments

February 10th, 2015. (Apply here to get on the waiting list.) Two years ago I’m sitting in the airport with a friend Mark. It’s a couple of weeks before Christmas and we’re off to the tiny island of Palau in the middle of the pacific Ocean for a week’s scuba diving holiday. It’s inconvenient to get to, expensive when you … Read More

The 9 Categories of Trainee: Their Mistakes, How to Avoid Them, and What You Can Achieve When You Get Things Right (Pt.3of3)

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Physique Goal Setting | Part 3

The final part in the series. We’ll cover four categories of trainees, Fat & Weak, with it’s related category Obese, and two types of skinny-fat, which I define separately as Skinny-fat and Purgatory. What to do if you’re Overweight but New to Training. How to Avoid the Skinny-fat Trap and What to Do if you’re Stuck in it. The latter two categories are … Read More

‘The Lean Muscle Diet’ – A Detailed Review of Lou Schuler and Alan Aragon’s New Book

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The Lean Muscle Diet - Cover Crop

Lou Schuler is an award-winning fitness journalist and author. Alan Aragon is one of the world’s most influential figures in the modern movement towards evidence-based sports nutrition. They have the best part of 50 years of experience on the right side of this industry between them, an this is their first book collaboration. Knowing the work of both of these gentleman, … Read More

The 9 Categories of Trainee: Their Mistakes, How to Avoid Them, and What You Can Achieve When You Get Things Right (Pt.2of3)

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Physigue Goal Setting | Part 2

This is the second part in my serial guide helping you to identify where you’re at now so that you can set your diet and training up accordingly to make the fastest possible progress. (Part 1 here.) This part we cover two categories of trainees, Skinny, and Shredded. – Very different physiques, but very much related in terms of diet … Read More

The 9 Categories of Trainee: Their Mistakes, How to Avoid Them, and What You Can Achieve When You Get Things Right (Pt.1of3)

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Physique Goal Setting | Part 1

I have had to decline nearly half of all coaching applicants in the last three and a half years because the expectations on what they thought could be achieved, and my opinion on what would realistically be achieved, simply could not be reconciled. The reason for this huge disconnect is simple – the exceptional results of the drug-enhanced or genetically elite are … Read More

Simplifying Your Way To Shreds – Katsu’s Story

Andy MorganClient Stories & Results23 Comments

The picture above is of a former client Katsunobu, winning his masters class (50+) bodybuilding competition. It is possible that this means even more to me than it does to him. For me it represents the culmination of three years of effort. Katsu is the first real bodybuilder to take our Japanese site seriously enough to consider competing with the minimum. I mean 2 meals … Read More