Strongman: 30 Minute Backyard Workout


Gain[z] Box??

A friend told me about this cool program that works kinda like “Dollar Shave Club” or “Bark Box”, except it’s for athletes and thought I should give it a try.  Has anyone used “Gain[z] Box”?  If so, how did you like it?

gain[z] box

Necessary Training Gear

Here’s a list of items I feel are necessary for any chosen strength training program, along with some that aren’t so necessary.

Knee Sleeves

These are a must if you like having the ability to lift heavy objects and plan to walk pain-free after you’re 30 years old.  I see a lot of younger guys bragging about how they can squat a ton without knee support, and just cringe at the thought of how bad their knees will hurt when they hit 35 years old.  Sadly, when these trainees reach my age, they’ll be riding in motorized scooters across the Walmart parking lot while I stroll in with pain-free knees!


Weight Lifting Belt

This piece of apparel falls directly in line with the knee sleeves – it is a must if you like having the ability to lift heavy objects and plan to walk pain-free after you’re 30 years old.  Now, it’s not recommended to train with both all the time, but definitely when the training intensity is raised.  Plus, they help you lift more – SAFELY.  Kinda a “no brainer”.



I’ll let you figure this one out, yourself.  Try lifting a heavy bar without chalk, and then with chalk.  Plus, nobody wears weightlifting gloves, anymore.  Unless, of course, you’re afraid to hurt those baby hands.


If you’re still under 30 years old, you’re probably snorting the latest, greatest, and overly priced pre-workout supplement that your favorite Instagram model or YouTube bro is pushing.  If that placebo is enough for you and you don’t mind the fact that your heart might one day explode from all of the chemicals they push into those concoctions, then stay with it.  I, on the other hand, like to sleep at night and don’t like shaking like a crackhead all day.  That’s why I simply drink a cup of coffee before I train.



These are an absolute must unless you’re a Shaolin monk.  I prefer wireless headphones on most of my exercises, except front squats, overhead presses, and any movements in which I have to lay on the ground or a bench.  Wired headphones are great for said situations since the bulk of the headphones don’t get in the way of the bar or fall off.



Training Shoes

I train shoeless in my home gym but wear athletic shoes when training outdoors or when competing.  A good pair of athletic shoes goes a long way if properly chosen and don’t have to cost a fortune.  Forget all the fancy lifting shoes, unless you’re training the Olympic lifts or just want to be the cool kid on the playground.


Wrist Wraps

These are great if you have weak wrists or have had some type of injury to them in the past.  I don’t wear them for the simple fact that I don’t get anything out of them.  Not knocking them, though, because they are a must for some people.  Definitely, try them out to see for yourself.


Deadlift Socks

These are great if you want to keep your shins silky smooth and they’re NECESSARY for legit powerlifting competitions.  Other than those two reasons, there’s absolutely no need to train with these.


So, what do you absolutely need to get through a grueling workout?  Leave a comment below and don’t forget to subscribe!

Top 4 Organic Fat Burning Supplements

Safed Musli

Safed Musli is a nutritional supplement that strengthens muscles by supporting the formation of tissues. It’s also known as a stamina-building supplement that is extremely helpful in increasing muscle power and lean mass.



This awesome herb is known as Indian Ginseng due to its reputation as an all-natural substance that can lift your testosterone levels to give you greater stamina. This herbal supplement is great for heart health and for bouncing back quickly from heavy physical exercise. Aswagandhadi Leham and Ashwagandha Pak are currently the most popular herbal supplements in their respected realm.



Shatavari is very popular with women athletes because it’s loaded with antioxidants that repair cell damage.  Shatavari is also a rich source of fiber, folates, vitamins A, C, E, and K; along with chromium. With high levels of the amino acid asparagine, this miracle herb soaks in excess water and salt. When eliminated from your body, as urine, you’ll get that highly desired ripped look in no time!



This bodybuilding herb is very popular with the masses because of its ability to build muscle mass and endurance. Gokhru is also known to provide a fresh burst of oxygen to pump up blood circulation and nourish tissues. If you desire energy, along with the melting away of unwanted fat, this one’s for you!


If you decide to try any of these, leave a comment with your results!  Also, be sure to subscribe!