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Monday Motivation: Installment 18- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 18

Jeremy Lin was probably the number one story in the NBA last season, and his “overnight” success definitely became one of the most famous stories in all of sports in 2012.   Before Lin broke out with the Knicks, his career appeared to be headed down the track of journeyman role player.  No Harvard graduate had ever really made it in the NBA, and it didn’t look like Lin would be breaking that mold.   However, when Lin got the opportunity, he was ready.  I put the word overnight in quotation...

Don't Write Your Own Program- Kasey Esser

Don’t Write Your Own Program

This is going to sound sort of illogical, but I am awful at writing my own training program.   When you write a program for yourself, you are always going to favor your strong points and neglect your weak links.  For someone who thrives on routine, it can be VERY easy for me to look back over one year of training logs and realize that I haven’t progressed on certain lifts simply because I overlooked certain movement patterns and my own limitations.   But now that I am starting to gain...

Monday Motivation: Installment 17- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 17

My friend, Kevin, sent me a pretty awesome article yesterday.  It talks about the incredible journey of a blind bodybuilder.   Yes, you read that correctly.   After reading it, I don’t even feel like I know what hard work and determination are anymore. The story is THAT inspiring!   You have to read it.  It will no doubt make any excuse you or I would ever make to NOT train look miniscule.   CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE HERE   Have a great week everyone!     Be your best,   Kasey, CSCS     Liked what you read?  Learn more about what I am all...

Dirty Nutrition- Kasey Esser

Dirty Nutrition

So I am doing this thing called dirty bulking.   Don’t know what dirty bulking is?  Prepare to have your mind blown.   To set the scene, I am in “mass gain” mode.  I want to gain as much weight as humanly possible in as little time as possible.  I am doing this to aid me in my goal of pulling 600 pounds in the deadlift by the end of 2013.   And, of course, I want to just look bigger!  In my recent T-Nation article, I briefly shared my journey from doll...