Why Did I Start Lifting Weights

I was never a skinny kid. We ate well at home. My mother was (and still is) a good cook. She can also bake pretty good too. Growing up we always had home cooked meals on the table and when we didn’t, we went out to good restaurants.  I grew up playing soccer and that was enough to keep me from getting fat. I was never encouraged to lift weights. To the contrary, I was told that weight training would make me big and fat. This resulted in me being…

Australian lady overdoses on protein???

Hello everybody and welcome to BW Barbell podcast. Thanks for tuning in. I’m your host, Andres. This podcast is brought to you by Cafe Tres Estrellas. CTE is an small batch, craft-coffee roaster that specializes in fair trade organic coffee. If you need a good cup of coffee, visit them at cafetresestrellas.com. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the show. We’ve all eaten so much that we thought we were going to die. Unfortunately for a lady in Australia, it was the real deal. 25-year-old bodybuilder…

What is the most important piece of gym equipment?

Hello everybody and welcome to BW Barbell podcast. Thanks for tuning in. I’m your host, Andres. This podcast is brought to you by Cafe Tres Estrellas. CTE is an small batch, craft-coffee roaster that specializes in fair trade organic coffee. If you need a good cup of coffee, visit them at cafetresestrellas.com. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the show. Can you guess what’s the most important piece of equipment in the gym? Most people would say the barbell or squat rack. Although both are…

How a certain gym is hurting people.

Hello everybody and welcome to BW Barbell podcast. Thanks for tuning in. I’m your host, Andres. This podcast is brought to you by Cafe Tres Estrellas. CTE is an small batch, craft-coffee roaster that specializes in fair trade organic coffee. If you need a good cup of coffee, visit them at cafetresestrellas.com. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the show. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of going to the gym? Pizza and bagels, right? Well if you attend a…

What time of day should you work out?

Hello everybody and welcome to BW Barbell podcast. Thanks for tuning in. I’m your host, Andres. This podcast is brought to you by Cafe Tres Estrellas. CTE is an small batch, craft-coffee roaster that specializes in fair trade organic coffee. If you need a good cup of coffee, visit them at cafetresestrellas.com. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the show. What time of day is the best time for a work out? Many people have spent countless hours compiling data on when you get the…

Squat Training Session, July 12, 2017, KO Gym, Ventura, CA

I worked on a wider stance today to help with my depth. Also used a wide grip. My upper back is sore and so are my abs. Probably from trying to keep my chest up. Squat Training (wide stance and grip) BarX5 135X5 225X5 315X3 225X5X5 Pulldowns, 4 sets Cable abs, 4 sets