The Good Gains Gift Guide

I’m a minimalist when it comes to lifting. I limit myself to 7 movements; the Serious Six and one complementary movement for a weak point of my choosing. But it’s not my limited selection of movements that people take note of. What raises eyebrows is deadlifting  700 lbs plus in…well, whatever I’m wearing that day. […]

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The Reverse Pyramid Training Guide

My physique and strength are built on Reverse Pyramid Training (RPT). My clients? RPT. In my 19 years of weight training, I’ve tried countless methods, but always revert back to RPT. It’s the most reliable and effective I’ve ever come across. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be using it. I’m not married to methods, only results. […]

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Leangains Site Guide

For beginners wanting the ins and out of my methods, or long-time readers who may have missed a hidden gem or two, I wrote a site guide. This will provide a coherent overview of essential reading as it relates to intermittent fasting, nutrition and good training practices. Let me know if you think something’s missing. Dec 14th: […]

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The Leangains Guide

It’s about time I compiled a comprehensive guide to my system, so here it is. Note: A more current version of this guide, The Leangains Guide 2.0, is available in my book, The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected. That doesn’t mean you have to buy my book to get results. However, I […]

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Reverse Pyramid Training FAQ

Questions and answers related to reverse pyramid training and weight training in general. An ongoing work in progress. Subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to get notified on updates to the FAQ. Foresee a damn long read when all’s said and done. Q: Is the +2.5 increase in the article […]

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Supplements You Might Actually Find Useful (Oct 7th, 2018: EAA Update)

Wrote this in 2010. 7 years later, what’s different? Not much. My recommendations and personal usage remain the same with one caveat. As far as fat burners go, there’s nothing legal left worth buying ‘cept caffeine pills. Back in the day, you could still buy some pretty  hardcore/grey zone thermogenics on bodybuilding.com, but those are […]

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The Leangains Study

Updated October 25th After last month’s scientific debacle, there’s finally a good study on intermittent fasting and lifting. This one comes from Italy and also involves Grant Tinsley, but the change in scenery and colleagues must have done wonders for the man, because this is truly a huge bump in quality compared to his last publication. […]

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Intermittent Fasting: Where Are We Now?

It’s been a good while since I last wrote about intermittent fasting. I guess largely because there’s only so much to say about the topic and because I feel like I’ve said most of it. Unless you’re going to make inferences based on animal studies, there’s only so much you can extrapolate from the human experience […]

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