Top 9 Resources for Strength, Conditioning, Fat-Loss, and Muscle

I’m no guru — just passionate about the pursuit of strength.

There are a lot of valuable resources on the web, so I’m going to take a moment to point some out.

1. Testosterone Nation:

This is the primary website that I have followed over the years. It has a strong base in bodybuilding, but also provides significant resources for athletic training, powerlifting, nutrition, and all things related to Strength and Conditioning.

The magazine has new posts regularly and a library of archived posts with information that can take your training to the next level. It is funded by the Biotest supplement company, but the free content makes the advertisements worth it.

It is definitely geared towards men, as some of the articles have scantily clad women, but the majority of the content provides superior information.


Elite fitness training systems is a Powerlifting website. It is run by some of the biggest baddest powerlifters in the country. They sell a wide array of high quality training equipment and provide good business practice. I have spent hundreds here on strength training tools (dip belt, blast straps, fat grip, etc) I have been very pleased with the results.

The articles are written by coaches, powerlifters, and personal trainers.

3. Crossfit resources

Crossfit has been highly influential in the “people who train for purpose” scene. They are very in tune with exercise physiology and nutrition. While the intensity of some of their workouts may or may not be safe for certain individuals, people who are serious about taking their training to the next level will appreciate the value that crossfit has to offer.

Some of the articles written for crossfit have been a fantastic inspiration for me, especially relating to lifts such as the Turkish Get Up and many more.

4. DragonDoor

This is a mainly a strength based website strongly influenced by kettlebell training. Flexibility, power, and strength resources are what you will find here. Keep in mind that most kettlebell exercises can be done with a dumbell or barbell as well. The training philosophy provided will help you become a strong, tough athlete with a lot of power, endurance, and injury prevention.

5. Power Athletes Magazine

At Power Athletes Magazine, you will find everything from modern day gymnastics training to techniques of old time strongmen. All of these training methods apply significantly to the development of strength and power.

6. Beast Skills

If you want to be a badass, you need Beast Skills. This is authored by a guy who is super passionate about strength and provides very valuable resources on how to develop the strength and skill to achieve amazing feats with your body.

7. Iron Magazine

This is a bodybuilding website, but I’ve found that there is a lot of valuable content for anyone in the weightlifting scene. You will find exercises, routines, and discussions about all things related to the iron game.

8. Strong Lifts

Authored by another passionate, knowledgeable writer, this site has evolved from a simple blog into a hub for safe and effective weight training. You will find great resources on technique with videos, effective exercise programs, and nutritional information. For a real focus-on-the-basics about weightlifting, you need to check this site out.


With a huge exercise database containing videos showing proper technique, you can also learn a lot about muscular anatomy, physiology, and everything else related to strength training. This is an extremely valuable resource that is simple and easy to navigate.

The knowledge is out there, its your choice to seek it.

I want to say that my knowledge of strength training is very strong, but even I know I have lots to learn. I hope that the resources I have provided for you will help you gain greater perspective and inspiration.

You haven’t reached your potential yet, and if you’ve plateau’d — you just need to learn more and apply it.

Good luck!

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Branched-Chain Aminos as a STAPLE Fitness Supplement

Staying fit isn’t hard with the right tools.

There are tablets that are proven to…

  1. Give you energy
  2. Assist leanness
  3. Promote optimal levels of balance in body

Lean with ease

And even more benefits…

  • Decrease muscle soreness
  • Improve endurance, especially in high temperature situations
  • Increased strength gains
  • and, a…strong Healthy YOU!

They ARE… Branched Chain Amino Acids

Besides being one of the most safe and dependable fitness supplement, Branced Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s for short) are three essential amino acids found in muscle. Most of us acquire these amino acids through dietary sources of protein such as chicken or tofu, yet supplementation of BCAA’s in the proper ratio leads to all of the benefits listed above.

There are 22 standard amino acids found in protein. BCAA’s are like the Three Amigos: each amino acid has a unique relationship and function to the others.

Aminos are just like Amigos, except much more elemental

Branched Chain Aminos are just like Amigos, except better dressed

The Three Aminos:




Essentially, BCAA’s stimulate the metabolic pathway, which results in net protein growth.

How, When, Where, and WHY?

This is how to take BCAA’s…

  1. Anytime of the day, to give you energy and maintain strength through muscle loss prevention.
  2. Prior to physical activities for endurance, sustainability, and performance. (Before a hike, a run, sports, or even a long night of dancing!)
  3. Just before a meal. Your meal will become even more anabolic, which means you can burn fat easier!
  4. DURING intense physical activity. Aside from the benefits above, weightlifters were found to have increased testosterone levels after the workout, as opposed to DECREASED testosterone levels that most people unknowingly experience.
  5. Who am I kidding? You can take BCAAS ANYTIME ANYWHERE!

My own personal use:

  • BCAA’s before and after workouts
  • I bring along a bottle in my bag for when I’m mobile. I would use BCAAs instead of McDonalds anyday. But, usually it’s best when I’m staying in someone elses place for the night.
  • At work during breaks.

If you are interested in any of the above benefits that I experience on a daily basis, go try a bottle. Right now, I’m using…

For some its about looks, for me its about strength.

For some it is about looks, for me it's about strength.

and for bumping up the power of my Green Vibrance health shakes, I often use:

Three Aminos in a powdered form, value and quality.

Three Aminos in a powdered form, value and quality.

Final points:

  • BCAA’s are as good for women as they are for men
  • Strength and muscle only comes through hard work, and nutrition is KEY.
  • Average serving size is 4-6 capsules, if you can’t swallow those, choose BCAA in powdered form.
  • BCAA’s are just one secret we have today for healthy, permanent leanness. Why would you pass it up?
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