Author Archives: Christopher Mason

Dysmorphia Training

In today’s era of hyperspecialization, most iron-game enthusiasts consider powerlifting and bodybuilding to be two very disparate training modalities. I constantly hear the cry of bodybuilders that they don’t care what they lift (‘Lifting heavy is dangerous!’, and ‘Why risk it?’) because all that matters is how they look. Alternatively, I hear powerlifters disparage the […]

An Interview with Bench Press Specialist – Vincent Dizenzo

Vincent Dizenzo has been crushing big iron for over fifteen years.  Early in his strength career, he was a three-lift powerlifter, but two ruptured discs in his back caused him to reconsider his training focus, and he became a bench press specialist (which was ironically his weakest of the big three lifts originally).  Vincent has […]

One of CrossFit’s Finest – An Interview with Chris Spealler

CrossFit is fast becoming a household name.  CrossFit.com defines the modality as strength and conditioning program whose specialty is not specializing in any one form of fitness.  CrossFit creates an athlete who is proficient across the spectrum of physical expression with the idea being that real life situations demand this form of generalized conditioning.  As […]

Hypertrophy Cluster Training (HCT-12) – Supplementation Program

Now that you’re clear on the Hypertrophy Cluster Training Nutritional Program, we would like to take you through the recommended supplementation program. Following the training and dietary tenets set forth in the HCT-12 program will result in progress that will surprise most, and utterly amaze some. The physical changes that will be realized truly have to […]

Eating Optimally for Massive Size and Strength

If one were to poll strength trainees nearly all of them would tell you that testosterone is the most important hormone for size and strength.  Testosterone’s importance cannot be argued, but insulin rivals it in terms of results in the gym and plays an even more crucial role in overall health.  Insulin’s association with blood […]