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Andrea & Friends 007 – LS McClain

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In this conversation, I’m talking to my good friend and World Champion Powerlifter, LS McClain.

LS was actually one of my coaches at cheerleading camp in college!

We didn’t meet again until the end of 2015 at the Olympia expo and have become closer and closer ever since. Especially because he is one of my boyfriend’s best friends and a part of the close-knit family we hang around with quite often.

In this particular chat, we talk about his upcoming meet at USAPL Raw Nationals, his career as a cheerleading coach at Texas State University, his YouTube channel, his clothing line (McClain & Crcl), his life as an online powerlifting coach, and a whole bunch more.— Read More…

Hard Work Will Always Be Hard Without Love

About three months ago, 19-year-old Frank Ntilikina was the 8th pick in the NBA draft. He signed with the New York Knicks to begin his third year of professional basketball after two previous seasons in French and European leagues.

As you might have guessed, this was an absolute dream come true for the teenager who was raised in France after his Rwandan family members fled their home country to escape the dangers of war.

I read about his story in an autobiographical article Frank wrote to share the best piece of advice he ever received.— Read More…

Muscle Growth Is Slow – Try This Instead

This post originally appeared on the 3D Muscle Journey blog in May 2017.

One of the most common detriments to physique and strength athletes is their impatience.

Everybody wants to be ten times more aesthetic and strong than they currently are, and they want it to have been achieved yesterday.

You might even have a very solid nutritional and training plan in place to ensure muscle growth over time, but still not look the way you want to look or lift the way you want to lift.

So what gives? Why do you feel like nothing is happening and you are spinning your wheels and wasting your time? Why aren’t you “there” yet?

In essence, if you’ve given your sport a good amount of time and effort, why hasn’t it rewarded you in return?

Well, I’d like to argue that your reward system might be a little messed up.— Read More…

Andrea & Friends 001 – Ryan Doris

Welcome to my podcast, guys!

This is the very first ever episode of Andrea & Friends, featuring Ryan Doris.

Ryan is an elite level powerlifter, a professional natural bodybuilder, and one of my favorite people to talk to in the whole world.

We recorded this conversation toward the end of February 2017, and we catch up about life, books, training, and some of our biggest struggles as creative individuals trying to run our own businesses.— Read More…

Training for GRID Makes Me a Better Bodybuilder

I’ve talked about this many times on our 3DMJ podcast, but have never actually written out these ideas until now.

This article will serve as an update on my athletic progress as a bodybuilder after one year of not trying to be one.

SET UP CONTEXT: GOALS

About 13 months ago, I began working with my coach, David Charbonneau, in hopes of making it into the National Pro Grid League (NPGL) one day. And by “one day”, I mean sometime in the next 5 years.— Read More…