Most of the time we post electronic stuff for your lifting jams, but we listen to a lot more than that. Most of us were listening to metal and hardcore in the early days of lifting, and we are here with a little throwback classic.


St. Anger by Metallica came out in 2003, and it is still solid album for throwing around some iron in your down time. The YouTube video below is the entire album but covered by three guys. The song quality is solid, and this remake will be sure to add some hair to that oak barrel thing you call a chest.


Here’s to heavy stuff:

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1. The Brauhaus

Look, if you’re one of those people that only drinks “good” coffee from Starbucks, that’s actually like telling people you only eat good hamburgers, like the ones at McDonalds. Our homies at The Brauhaus are serving up single batch, kyoto drip, cold brew. What does that mean? That mean’s you’re getting a bean that comes from a single source. Outlandish flavor, high quality, and caffeine that would make The Flash look at you like you’re crazy. Kyoto drip process is labor intensive. They’re making it with love. Also, that process ensures that you get all that caffeine from the beans. Check out their website and get ready for a revolution that George Washington would be behind.



2. Hearthstone

If you’re nerds like us, you love to play games. What’s better than playing games? Playing free games? What’s better than free games? Free games that are actually good. Lately, we’ve been duking it out in this online card game brought to you by Blizzard Entertainment. If you love crushing nerds as much as you like crushing weights at the gym, then you should dig Hearthstone.



3. The Nike Met Con 1

The baddest training shoes are now on the market. If you’re looking for that perfect shoe to go along with your lifting shoes, then we have found the shoe for you. Not only is it functional and allow you to do just about everything under the sun in them, but they look DAMN good too. They have a boat load of colors to choose from, but if you see ’em, grab ’em. They are flying fast.


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Begin the Jackification

Don’t forget that the 8 week powerlifting program goes live TODAY. You can check it out in our Programming & Events section.

Each workout will be released on the day of or possibly the day before. Notes into all my thinking will be included and ASK QUESTIONS.

Please check it out, try it out, walk it out, twerk it out…whatever you wanna do to make you happy.

Thanks for reading and check back for more articles, content, and other shenanigans that are coming soon.

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I recently competed in my first sanctioned powerlifting meet and took third.

In celebration of such an achievement, I will be providing my entire program I used leading up to the event. It covers 8 weeks, and I will include every detail and note.

If you are interested, you can find it in the Programming & Events section of the site starting April 20th. On the calendar, you will see the daily program, percentages used, and my weights, all dat gud stuff.

If you have any questions regarding the program, you can always get in contact with me via email.

Lift heavy stuff,


We’re back with a brand new jam from the TWONK master himself, Brillz, and crew in the 6th installment of the Twonk Team series. Chances are if you’re not listening to this in the gym, then you think that inverted kettlebell calf raises are the secret to getting big legs…just saying.





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Injury Lessons

Look, getting hurt sucks. We get it. You want to get back to training as soon as possible, but recovering from injury can be a long road to hoe. Here are somethings to think about, apply to training, or do to help yourself through the process.

1. Don’t be a Hero

Oh, it’s feeling good today? You know what would be a great idea….to not use it anyway. Give your body time to heal itself. Don’t think that because you’re not feeling any pain that it is OK to jump back on the horse and start throwing the weights around again. As a matter of fact, don’t jump back in to where you left off in your training. Smoothly ramp your volume/intensity back up to normal levels.

2. Learn to program around the problem.

Just because  you are hurt doesn’t mean that you’re dead. You have a shoulder injury? Sounds like you need to squat more. There are plenty of things for you to do that don’t involve the problem area. Not sure? Seek the guidance of someone who has had the injury before or talk to someone who has a programming knowledge base….or Google that shit…..

3. Seek help

Just like looking for ways to program around the injury, look for therapy that can help accelerate the healing process. ART specialists in your area can be a Fountain of Youth for many of us putting some hard ware-and-tear on the body. Most likely, they’ve seen your injury before and can help you work things out. Obviously, if your injury is more serious, then stretching and release techniques won’t cut it. Seek more specific help if necessary…again, Google that shit…


WAIT IT OUT. The more impatient you are the more likely you are to hurt yourself again. Time heals all wounds, bro (even that broken heart). More often than not, when you think you’re ready, you’re not, and you need more time.


Getting hurt, while super lame, is a normal part of the game and must be learned to be dealt with just like any other speed bump on your path to Ultimate Warrior (R.I.P.) of the gym. Hopefully, some of these things help you on your way.

Questions? Send us something via email or social media. We will get to you for suresies.



I’d be careful listening to this one too loudly in your office. Ookay puts on a sick show that just happens to have an aggressive amount of profanity. While we don’t hate on the profanity, we just don’t want to give your boss anymore reason to fire you outside of you being way more jacked than him.




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1. Eleiko Sports

Are you looking to put together a home gym? Perhaps treat yourself to a barbell and weights. Well, if you want to use the best of the best, I suggest you look into Eleiko. Yeah, their stuff is expensive, but it is of OLYMPIC quality (like this is the official bar and weights of the Games). If you have the extra dough, spend it.


2. Best “cardio” machine ever invented:

Ok, it’s a tie for first. You have a couple options here if you’re looking to add that perfect piece of conditioning machinery to your gym or house.

You have the Airdyne. A exercise bike forged in the depths of Hell and created using metal spun from Satan’s Anvil. This thing is not your typical spin bike. The huge fan for a wheel creates plenty of resistance and allows you to burn through some calories and train your metabolic pathways to your liking. It is also a great way to cool down post workout. P.S. Look for one that is all metal. The plastic one is garbage.

Your second option is the Concept 2 rower. Don’t use that silly thing you find at Equinox. This thing is the real deal. If you didn’t know, indoor rowing is actually it’s own sport, and these machines are used as training devices for actual rowing you’ve seen in the Olympics. What makes this thing great is that it is also another solid conditioning and cool down piece of equipment. It allows you to condition through various distances, intervals, or mixing and matching with other various barbell and non-barbell movements.

You’d be doing yourself a disservice by putting together a home gym and leaving one of these two out.


3. Video of the Week

Don’t you feel strong now?



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