October 6, 2016

Jorden’s Guide to Gains – The Best Shoulder Exercises

This article the first in a seven part series, focusing on the best exercises for mass. Today, we're starting at the top, with the ten best shoulder exercises...
October 2, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 10/2

Welcome to a 2-week edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info on the web. We have a big, big list this week, so let's get right to it...
September 18, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 9/18

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of some of the best fitness info from around the web. A lot of great articles on this week's list so let's get down to it...
September 11, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 9/11

It's Sunday, so that means it's time of another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info from the past week. Without further ado, let's get to this week's list...
September 8, 2016

Jorden’s Supplement Stack Series: How I Double My Productivity Every Day

I talked a lot last week about why Athletic Greens is one of the best supplements on the market, thus making it one of my favorites. But it doesn’t hold the number one spot, however. That belongs to Onnit’s Alpha Brain.
September 4, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 9/4

It's Sunday...the last Sunday without football for a while, thank god...so that means it's time for another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up; a collection of the best fitness info from around the web. We have a pretty spectacular list this week, so let's check it out...
December 29, 2015

New Year’s Reflections

We’re at that point on the calendar again. The time when people start looking towards the new year, thinking about their resolutions, and what they want to accomplish. They make resolutions, and vow that this year is going to be different. Some succeed, many fail. Many people view the calendar turning from December 31st to January 1st as a new start; a clean slate. They look at the new year as an opportunity to start over and chance forget all the bad stuff from the past year. But that’s not me. Was 2015 the best year ever for me? No. But it was pretty damn close. It was exactly what I made it. And it’s what I will build my success upon in 2016. It’s easy to look at the sum of your year and think “Oh, I didn’t make enough money.” or “I didn’t accomplish this goal.” But if you break it down you may find that a lot of good things actually happened. And you can use these things to build upon. I’m not ending 2015 as successful as I had hoped to be by this time; but reflecting on the year that was made me realize that a lot of really awesome stuff happened… Coming into 2015 my main focus was building Jorden Pagel Fitness into something that paid me a livable income, allowed me to help as many people as possible, and let me work on my own terms. I was basically starting from nothing. I could count on one hand the number of clients I had. And if I lost three fingers on that hand in some freak accident I could still count how many clients I had. I was learning the business, learning how to work with people, exploring my writing style, and figuring out […]
December 27, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 12/27

Welcome to a holiday edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and continues to have a great holiday season. We have 8 great articles this week, so let’s get to it!   Best of the Best How to Transform Your Body Forever – Bryan Krahn
December 20, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 12/20

It’s Sunday, so that means it’s time for another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up. We have several great articles this week, including two new blog posts, so let’s check them out!   New Articles Your New Year’s Resolution Blueprint The One Thing You Need to Reach All of Your Fitness Goals (via Healthy Living, Heavy Lifting   Best of the Best Workout Plans: Which Program is Right For You? – JC Deen   Best of the Rest Is Plyometric Training Causing Knee Injuries – Dr. Greg Schaible 3 Exercises That Kill Your Knees – Dr. John Rusin To Epiphany and Beyond! Find Your “Why” of Weight Loss – James Fell 4 Weeks to a Stronger Deadlift – Ryan Wood The Big Picture of Healthy Weight Loss – Amy Dix  
December 15, 2015

Your New Year’s Resolution Blueprint

It’s almost that time of year again; a time to eat, drink, and be merry. But mostly eat and drink. And once December 26th rolls around, the ham and pie haze starts to lift, and we set our sights on the new year. Most view it as a new beginning; a chance to start fresh. They see it as a chance to improve themselves from last year. And for many, that improvement comes in the form of their health.
December 13, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 12/13

Welcome, welcome, welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best health and fitness articles from the past week. We have a huge list this week so I’m gonna stop babbling and get right to it.   Best of the Best Fitness Traps to Avoid: Stupid Social Norms – Jason Helmes
December 6, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 12/6

Happy Sunday, and welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness articles of the week. We have 10 awesome  articles for your reading pleasure today. Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.   Best of the Best Your Diet Isn’t the Problem – You Are – Amy Dix Great article here! Too often when something doesn’t work we are quick to blame factors other than ourselves, like the diet plan, training program, or our coach. The reality is however, more often than not, we are the ones to blame for our failures. The plan isn’t faulty, our execution is. In this article on JMax Fitness, Amy talks about the reasons behind why people struggle to get results on perfectly good plans.   Best of the Rest How to Get Stronger Without Getting Bigger – Tim Berzins How to Avoid Holiday Fat Gain Without Counting Calories – Jason Helmes 2 Squat Cues That Pretty Much Work For Everyone – Tony Gentilcore Weekly Meal Prep: Mastered – Dr. John Berardi 6 Ways to Sprint Like a Champ – Simen Rise Aaslund Why Fad Diets Work in the Short-Term But Fail Miserably in the Long-Term – Dr. Peter Fitschen The Dangers of Today’s Female Fitness Industry – Meghan Callaway Common Injury Sites and Clever Workarounds: Part 1 & Part 2 – Travis Pollen & Eric Bach