My Thoughts on Preworkout

Preworkout? We’re talking about preworkout? Not the workout. We’re talking about preworkout man… How silly is that? All jokes aside – the sad thing is that many people put more thought into their preworkout than they do their actual workout. You may not like to hear this, but preworkout does not matter! Are you seriously […]

Crabs in a Barrel

Here’s an uncomfortable truth: most people want you to fail. Ouch, right? I wish it weren’t this way, but it is. This idea is often compared to what happens when you put crabs in a barrel. When you put crabs in a barrel, obviously they want to get out. So they’ll start trying to climb […]

A Note on Tough Love

If you’ve read any of my stuff, you know this is a blog filled with tough love. In today’s soft society, this has become the exception rather than the norm. It’s not going to change on this blog. I do want to clarify what this tough love is not. It’s not me saying “oh you […]

Why You Probably Don’t Need a Trainer

This post is going to trigger some people. But the fact of the matter is that you probably shouldn’t and don’t need to hire a trainer. Most trainers are simply not worth the time or money. Note that I said most not all. There are undoubtedly some great trainers out there. The problem is that, […]

“Training” vs. “Working Out”

To most people, training and working out are the same thing. But the difference between these two is the difference between having a great physique and an average physique. Most people “work out”. By this, I mean that they exercise without a structured plan or specific goal. They might “go for a run” or “go […]

Strength Standards

I always like having a goal to work toward, so here are the strength standards that you should aim toward on my programs. Some people will undoubtedly complain and say that these are too difficult, and that’s because we live in a culture accustomed to instant gratification. Depending on your genetics, starting point, and compliance, […]

What This Site is About

First and foremost, this site is about strength training. My goal is to teach you everything you need to know to sustainably get in better shape than 99% of the population. It doesn’t matter where you’re starting or if you’ve ever even touch a barbell. The reality is that strength training is FAR simpler than […]

Behind the Name

I spent a long time thinking of a name for this blog, finally arriving on Day One Strength. There are two parts to the name: Day One Day one refers to a mentality. It’s the idea that we should strive to bring the same level of drive every day that we brought on day one. […]

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