Category Archives: quick posts

Interview With The Part Of Me Wanting Bigger Muscles

This is an interview with a part of me that wanted to get bigger muscles. The interviewer is another part of me that works as a part-time shrink. Why do you want big muscles? Don’t know. I mean I know, but these days don’t know is a synonym for I don’t want to tell you, […]

Don’t Wait For The Sunny Days. Embrace The Rain.

The first 4 days of this week were windy, rainy and cold for the beginning of April. Every day I would go out, feel the cold and complain to myself how tired I am from the long winter. “Where’s my Sun,” I would say to myself like nature cares about my wishes. This left me […]

Lifting Weights: How To Write a Good Training Program

The first step to writing a good lifting routine is setting concrete objectives. The more specific the goal, the higher your chances to achieve it. A good example would be a triple bodyweight deadlift or a one arm pull-up. Those are very specific missions that provide you with an opportunity to have a narrow focus – […]

Stories From The Gym: The First Time I Saw a Real Steroid User

At the time of this story, I was a naive skinny boy serving a sentence in a dirty basement gym. My training facility was a trash bin, but it gave me the chance to witness some rather grotesque events that shaped my lifting ideology. This was the place where I saw an obvious steroid user for the first […]

The Role Of The Lats In The Deadlift

Surprisingly, or not, the deadlift works the whole back from top to bottom. “But, what about the lats? Do they work during deadlifts,” asked the muscle nerds. Yes, brahs. The latissimus dorsi works incredibly hard when you deadlift. The lats are the biggest muscle in the upper body. When you deadlift, they have the following […]