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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 006 – Abdullah Zeinab

In this conversation, I’m talking to the wisest 23 year old I know, Abdullah Zeinab.

He’s a former 3DMJ athlete and a big YouTube personality, whose days consist of waking up at 2am, delivering food, and making endurance cycling documentaries.

Abdullah is a very dear friend of the entire 3DMJ crew, and he’s such a breathe of fresh air in a world filled with over planning, over thinking, and overly obsessing about how we’re perceived by other people.— Read More…

Andrea & Friends 002 – Ian McCarthy

Ian is the owner, coach, and content creator of Lifting For Life, LLC.

While I have met Ian in person many times before, I always left with some sense of mystery as to how his brain ticked.

Since first watching his videos back in 2012, I found him to be extremely fascinating and get super hung up on how he operates, so having him on this podcast for over 2 hours was a real treat for me.

Please enjoy our chat about youtube, family, anorexia, critical thinking, social media, and a whole whole lot more.

Here is the second installment of Andrea & Friends with Ian McCarthy. — 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…

Your Sport Owes You Nothing – You Owe It

As someone who’s life has done nothing but benefit from athletics since the age of six, I can become extremely disgruntled and disheartened when people do not respect their craft.

And yes, sports done well, is indeed, a craft.

With performance-based sports, this is sometimes recognized and honored. With “fitness” or cosmetic sports it is most-often not.

But regardless of the outcome you are attempting to chase with your physical body, nothing is more disgraceful than to steal it’s beauty and intent by making it your meal ticket.— Read More…

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