February 11

Top 10 Men’s Fitness Blogs for 2021

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I get asked all the time what's the best place to look online for quality men's fitness blogs and content.


In my mind without a shadow of doubt the two biggest problems in the fitness industry are "Fitness Guruisum" & "Fitness Virtue Signalling".


- Fitness Guruisum: A guru is a leader or teacher people look up too and look to guide them. The problem is anyone with abs and an instagram following can now be a guru or expert regardless if they know what they are talking about, have worked in the field or have ever got someone real results. Just because you look good doesn't men you can help other people do the same. 


- Fitness Virtue Signalling is a term used to describe people who publicly express their opinion in a way to make themselves look morally superior and enhance their own image.


We have  die-hard keto advocates, intermittent fasters, or vegan extremists who will evangelise for their particular nutritional cult and try to make you feel inferior for not being a member.


Or die-hard westside Barbellers who fight with The Cube, 5-3-1, or Boris Sheiko's. Crossfitter fight against functional dudes and Sport performance specialists dissing bodybuilder.


It's kinda laughable to be honest, But confusing as fuck for the average man looking to educate himself. Back when I was getting started learning about fitness, health and exercise

- FaceBook didn't exist

- YouTube didn't exist 

- Instagram didn't exist 


We had dial up internet connection {Remember that} which meant anything you did read online most likely came from an expert.

If you are over 30 years old you remember the pain of dial up right?

We actually had to read book, and back then if you wrote a book you where 100% an expert in your field, the first two books I read where Bruce Lee's "The Art of Expressing the Human Body" and Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding" I literally went through these books page by page with a pen notebook and highlighter and took notes and tested everything the legends suggested.


Fast forward 20-25 years and now the information is vast and constantly growing.


When I look to learn from someone I want to know 

1. They are an expert 

2. They train real people 

3. They get proven results 

4. They are open and willing to learn and grow themselves.


Now... everyone on the list below fulfils the above criterion in buckets, I have personally learnt from all these men face to face, They've coached me or I've purchased their products.


They are true innovators in the field of Fitness and S&C, Dig in and let me know what you think.


Top 10 Men's Fitness Blogs For 2021


Robertson Training Systems

Expertise: Performance, Strength & Rehabilitation  


Mike Robertson is one of the most highly sought-after coaches, consultants, speakers and writers in the fitness industry today.


Known for his “no-nonsense” approach to training and brutal efficiency, Mike has made a name for himself as a go-to resource for professional athletes from every major sport.


Mike is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. IFAST has been named one of the Top 10 Gyms in America by Men’s Health magazine three times in the past six years.


Mike currently coaches a handful of professional athletes during their off-season, and is the physical preparation coach for the Indy Eleven professional soccer team.


Personally Mike has had a big impact on my coaching style and is the reason I first got involved in Kettlebell training Pavel Tsatsouline and the RKC & Strong First 


We had Mike over at Impact Strength and Performance a few years back he's not only world class at what he does he's genuinely sound. If you are a coach check out his Complete coaching certification, If you've ever been injured and want to get strong injury free check out his online coaching 


Connect with Mike below. Men's Fitness Blogs

Tony Gentilcore 

Expertise: Deadlifting (Educating Trainer ) StarWars


Aside from being Sound as fuck, Tony has a unique ability to distil complex topic so mere mortals like myself can understand and apply them, We had the pleasure of hosting Tony at Impact Blackrock  a few years back and his coaching had a big impact on me and the team {pun intended}


Jokes aside, he writes the best deadlifting advice I’ve seen. His simple advice will help you pack weight onto the bar in no time.


But even more than that, I love his article series called “exercises you should be doing” — these posts have inspired me to add several uncommon movements to my workout routine.


If you are a coach check out his complete shoulder and hip blueprint, For online coaching 


Connect with Tony below. Men's Fitness Blogs

Juggernaut Training Systems {Chad Wesley Smith}

Expertise: Getting People Strong AF


Chad Wesley Smith is the owner/founder of Juggernaut Training Systems and one of the most accomplished strength athletes of recent years.


With a background in track & field, Smith took his 2 collegiate national shot put championships and continued his athletic success in powerlifting and strongman. In powerlifting, Smith owns PRs of 440kg/970# squat with wraps, 385kg/849# squat in sleeves, 257.5kg/567# bench press and 370kg/815# deadlift, as well as Top 20 Totals of All-Time in wraps and sleeves at 1055kg/2325# and 1010kg/2226# respectively. Smith also earned his professional status in Strongman by a landslide victory at the 2012 North American Strongman Championships.


As a coach, Smith has helped numerous powerlifters reach World Class status like IPF World Champion Marisa Inda and Top 10 in the World lifters Andy Huang, Kristen Dunsmore, Brandon Allen and more. In addition, he has helped over 50 athletes earn Division 1 athletic scholarships and worked with athletes in the NFL, UFC, MLB and Olympics. Chad has also coached 1000s of athletes around the World through his seminars, we hosted Chad and Brandon Lilly a few years back at Impact and the content they covered was world class. 


Make sure to check out chad's scientific principle series and book plus his Online A.I Coaching


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Dan John 

Expertise: Yoda of S&C


Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.


Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.


His books, on weightlifting, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline. He and Josh Hillis co-authored “Fat Loss Happens on Monday.”


We've had the pleasure of hosting Dan at Impact on a few occasions and he never disappoints, do yourself a favour read his work, learn from it, apply it and you'll be better off as a coach athlete or weekend warrior 


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Christian Thibaudeau

Expertise: Ascetics and performance {Education}


Christian and his team, as put together, one of the most comprehensive training resources on the web. Christian is one of the most prolific fitness content writers on the interwebz.


From online courses for coaches to Books if you are into lifting get them all, online articles covering everything from fat loss to hypertrophy and strength and as if that not enough his online programs


We hosted Christian at impact for two seminar, if you get the chance to attend any of his live seminar in the future jump on it.


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Andrew Read

Expertise: Getting guys over 40 into incredible shape.


I first became aware of Andrew's work through the world of kettlebells and then I met him in person at the Strength Matters seminar in the U.K, I'd say Andrews a polarising kinda guy, you'll love him or hate him but either way his blending of Strength, Aerobic Fitness & Health is top notch and the result he gets speak for themselves.


Andrew writing and Book Run Strong had a big impact on my preparation for SealFit Kokoro 


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The Ready State {Kelly Starrett}

Expertise: Pain Free Movement 


An olympic lifter/ Crossfitter friend of mine "Dee" introduced me to Mobility Wod and Kelly back in 2010. I'll be honest I was like WTF is this all about, Mobility, Bands, Lacrosse Balls... It was all alien to me.


Since then, Kelly in my opinion has totally revolutionised the fitness industry and helped both athletes and weekend warriors unlock their through potential through quality movement


The Ready State began as MobilityWOD in 2008. And for over a decade, has pioneered new methods to help athletes with their movement, mobility, and recovery. They worked with Olympic gold medalists, UFC champions, and dozens of other pro sports organisations. But at its core, Their message was always focused on helping you be more ready…


…Ready for your next race. Ready for your next workout. Ready to run around with your kids. Ready for anything life throws your way. So we branched out and started to cover other key topics — like sleep, down-regulation, nutrition, and more. Their goal is to help you #LiveReady in every part of your life.


Connect with Kelly Below. Men's Fitness Blogs

Complete Human Performance {Alex Viada}

Expertise: Multi Sports Athletes   


Alex is kinda like the Duck-Billed Platypus of the fitness industry at first sight his training methods might look like they shouldn't work, Like how the hell do you train for a powerlifting meet and a triathlon at the same time? It's impossible right? Wrong... Alex actually wrote the book on it "The Hybrid Athlete" which is a must ready for anyone interested in multi sports.


Alex and his team train everyone from Aerobic athletes, Obstacle course racers, Powerlifters to Special Forces and weekend warriors looking to push their limits.


Make sure to check out his training templates and online coaching and for any coaches "The Hybrid Academy" is well worth the investment 


Connect with Alex Below. Men's Fitness Blogs

Ross Training {Ross Enamait}

 Expertise: Combat Sports 


I first came across Ross's work RossBoxing back in the early 2000 when I was looking to improve my S&C specifically for boxing, at the time most of the info on the interwebz was complete bull shit, with the exception of Ross's site. Ross combined real world experience with actual sports science. 


I remember ready about Mel SIFF and Supertraining well before most coaches spoke about this work. 


Ross site is full of cool content for fighter and weekend warriors alike, he has loads of cool videos on how to make home training equipment {I made a slosh pipe and DIY TRX} back in the day from follow Ross's YouTube Videos. 


Ross is also a bad ass and leads by example which I hugely respect, watch any of his videos and you'll know what I mean... I dare you to try some of the ab wheel rollout challenges. If you like his content you'll love his books.


And if all that isn't enough he's now Katie Taylor's coach.


Connect with Ross Below. Men's Fitness Blogs

T-Nation

Testosterone Nation is a bit of a mixed bag these days, as the site has grown they need to produce more content and as a result the quality has dropped in the last few years in my opinion. That being said there is still huge value on the site especially the older content, Most of the guy above have contributed to the site for years.


Here's who I'd search and learn from first.


- Ian King 

- Charlies Poliquin

- Charlies Staley

- Eric Cressey

- Mike Robertson

- Mike Boyle

- Alwyn Cosgrove

- Dan John

- Tony Gentilcore


Now before you reject the idea of reading these older articles just remember 99.9% of this content is relevant today, it might even be more relevant because there wasn't a much B.S and Guruism back then.


 Check out the content below. Men's Fitness Blogs

** Irish Bonus **


Eoin Lacey 

Expertise: Functional Medicine, Strength & Conditioning


Eoin content mightn't be suited to the general pop, it's more applicable to coaches that being said if you've been around the block training wise and want to educate yourself Eoin is the, I can't remember at this stage how many of Eoin's seminars I've attended... But I can guarantee I've left everyone smarter. And on a personal level I hugely respect what Eoin has done for the Irish fitness industry as a whole through his work with the ISI and his personal education seminar.  


Connect with Eoin below.

Now you know where to look for quality information from some of industries leading experts, But here's the thing... information is useless without implementation and action. What holds most people back is not knowing what to action for them.


Think about it...


You want to lose weight, What's the best diet or approach for you? 

Is it...

- Intermittent Fast?

- Low Carb High Protein?

- Calorie and Carb cycling?

They all work, but they might not all work for YOU


What if, you want to add lean muscle?

Is...

- Bill Stars "5 x 5" Right for you?

- Dan John's "Mass Made Simple" right for you?

- Joe DeFranco's "Westside for skinny bastards" right for you?


Without outside eyes it's hard to know.


That's where coaching comes in, if you want to learn more about how we can help you achieve you goals Face 2 Face or Online book a call today and lets see how we can help.