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Chin up

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Has Told Women “Don’t Get Too Muscular” – Sophia Herbst Sophia Herbst delivers probably the best article I’ve read in a while especially as it pertains to women and training.  Something I deal in every day. - During my seven years of starvation-dieting I was never told, “Don’t get too … Continue reading

Minimal Effective Dose


“Stop at technical failure.  Clearly the trend in training is in the opposite direction…. We need to train the minimal effective dose.  Just do what you need to do.  Don’t beat a dead horse.  An hour extra of beating isn’t going to make it even more dead.  It was dead an hour ago… You wasted … Continue reading

The Worst Exercise Ever


Barbell Jerks are the worst exercise ever, FOR ME!  Let me repeat that.  For me!  Not necessarily you.  Let me be clear.  I love Olympic style weightlifting.  It’s difficult, fun and makes you strong as hell.  That being said, I haven’t done too many jerks with a barbell in the past few years.  And by … Continue reading

Strong Ladies at Ambition

All the ladies

Recently Max was interviewed for the Live Life Aggressively Podcast by Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan.  During which, Sincere had these kind words to say about Ambition Athletics: “I’m really impressed from just a gym owners standpoint what you guys are doing over there and what the ladies are doing over there.  That’s what really impresses … Continue reading

I Believe What I See

deep squat

Great Squat, Marty !! After reading Brent Holm’s article “Your Success Can’t Be Quantified” I was inspired to write this post.  Thanks Brent.  Brent makes a lot of great points so you should read the article, but certainly one point is that it’s not always about the numbers, i.e. pounds lost, weight lifted.  Those things are … Continue reading