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5 WAYS TO MAKE LIGHTER WEIGHTS FEEL HEAVIER

By Ron Harris Unless you are one of the rare few who had the inclination, space, and money to build a killer home gym complete with stacks and stack of 45-pound plates and dumbbells up to 150 or at least 100 pounds, you’re like most of us in this worldwide COVID-19 lockdown and quarantine situation. [...]

2020-05-23T10:05:57-04:00 May 23rd, 2020|Ron Harris, The Press|

When should you end your off-season?

By Ron Harris Who doesn’t love the off-season? We get to eat more and lift heavier with the goal of packing on new muscle mass. And because it’s cold outside, we don’t have to worry about staying terribly lean. But all good things must come to an end. How do you know when it’s time [...]

2020-03-03T11:05:22-05:00 March 3rd, 2020|Ron Harris, The Press|

Get back to basics and beef up this off-season

By Ron Harris Unlike Game of Thrones, where it took 6 full seasons for winter to come, that frigid time is well upon most of you reading this. As bodybuilders, this is typically our off-season, the phase when we generally eat more and allow ourselves to gain a bit more bodyfat, all in the pursuit [...]

2020-01-25T22:48:58-05:00 January 25th, 2020|Ron Harris, The Press|

DON’T TURN INTO PORKY PIG THIS WINTER – 3 tips to avoid the winter blubber

By Ron Harris Most of us do it, and I am the poster boy – gaining unnecessary, unwanted, unhealthy, and ugly bodyfat in that holiday season that kicks off at Thanksgiving and often continues well past New Year’s Day. All the factors are in place to throw you off your diet rails. It gets dark [...]

2020-01-01T17:44:08-05:00 January 1st, 2020|Ron Harris, The Press|

Focus on Can, Not Can’t – Changing your perspective is your key to success

By Ron Harris I’m in a similar situation to many of you who are now in your 40’s or beyond and who have been weight training hard and heavy since our teenage years. I’m all banged up! It’s embarrassing to admit, but I’ve become one of those middle-aged guys at the gym who looks longingly [...]

2019-12-09T00:26:55-05:00 December 9th, 2019|Ron Harris, The Press|

4 ways to shake up your off-season and make serious new gains

By Ron Harris It’s that time again, my people of the iron! Put away the shorts and tank tops and break out the sweatpants and hoodies. It’s off-season, and that’s when we pack on fresh new muscle mass. But be honest with yourself for a moment. Have you legitimately been making significant gains in your [...]

2019-10-21T20:12:18-04:00 October 21st, 2019|Ron Harris, The Press|

Rescue 911! 5 ways to revive a dying workout

By Ron Harris My daughter asked an interesting question the other day – do you ever have bad workouts? Since I started training in 1983 and thus have logged well over 10,000 workout sessions, there have certainly been more than a few that weren’t spectacular. In nearly all cases, the reasons came down to either [...]

2019-10-17T01:56:16-04:00 October 17th, 2019|Ron Harris, The Press|

Fill in the Gaps!: How to complete your physique

By Ron Harris If you consider yourself a bodybuilder, then your goal must be to ultimately build a complete, balanced physique. All muscle groups should be developed in proportion to each other, with nothing overpowering the rest of the physique, and certainly no glaring weak points. Yet we see incomplete physiques everywhere. Guys will have [...]

2019-08-11T22:53:10-04:00 August 11th, 2019|Ron Harris, The Press|

Tried and True VS. New and Improved – Why the old school methods still deliver

By Ron Harris It’s only natural to assume that newer methods and technology are always superior to those of the past. In cases such as phones and computers, you would be correct. But think about today’s cars and movies versus the classics – the 2019 versions don’t have that same advantage. And so it goes [...]

2019-06-23T11:12:03-04:00 June 23rd, 2019|Ron Harris, The Press|

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