Posts tagged “By Johnny Pain

The Almighty Standard: Part One

This article is the first in a series of posts to look at the Blueprint to Beast Success Formula applied specifically to body transformation. (more…)

Share

Villain A to Z: Fearlessness

by Johnny Pain

Fear in its most basic sense is a gift. Most of what we call fear is not fear at all, but simple anxiety. Understanding the distinction is crucial. (more…)

Share

Sometimes You Just Have to Swing For the Fences

The sad reality is that most people you will find yourself surrounded by in life are what can only be described as naysayers. Try to do anything that others do not understand, and you will be bombarded with a deluge of reasons as to why your idea is too risky or otherwise not worth taking on. (more…)

Share

Turn the Volume Down

by Johnny Pain

Ok, so there’s something that I’ve been hearing a lot of recently that’s been bothering me. I’m the first to admit that there is more than one way to accomplish things when it comes to strength training, dieting, etc. However, there are some things that I feel people do simply due to an erroneous belief of the necessity of such actions in order to achieve a specific goal or adaptation. (more…)

Share

Ten Tips for Fall Mass Gain (Part Two)

Here is the second half of our Ten Tips for Fall Mass Gain. If you missed part one, check it out here. (more…)

Share

Villain A to Z: Chivalry

While the historical definition of chivalry refers to a more all-encompassing code of conduct, for our purposes we will be addressing specifically how a man should treat a woman. (more…)

Share

Ten Tips for Fall Mass Gain (Part One)

Fall is upon us. That means it’s time to put in the work and get huge. Here are a few tips that I have used very successfully with myself and others to make that happen.

(more…)

Share

Villain A to Z: Bold

At seventeen I enlisted in the Army with a waiver signed by my parents. My lifelong fascination with guns and all things combat oriented made it a logical choice. (more…)

Share

Overcome

It’s all too easy to concede defeat internally and relinquish control of a situation to outside factors when faced with an especially challenging set of circumstances. Recently during a conversation with a good friend, I heard a story that greatly illustrates the value in pushing through seemingly insurmountable odds. (more…)

Share

Villain A to Z: Action

Dude, what are you waiting for?

This series will illustrate twenty-six words: attributes, characteristics, or themes that one who embodies the “modern villain” mentality and lives an effective, passionate, congruent life demonstrates. Some will be more politically correct than others, but all represent important pieces of the puzzle that is the quintessential villainous male. Enjoy.

Willingness to act separates the villain from the rest of the pack. (more…)

Share

A Course in Obstacles

by Johnny Pain

I recently received the following question in my email. (more…)

Share

Twenty-One Days to a Better Life

by Johnny Pain

Building an amazing life is all about habits.

Building a better body, developing a more rewarding professional life, and cultivating a more fulfilling relationship are examples of changes attributable to a series of actions taken over time.

(more…)

Share

Belly of the Beast

by Johnny Pain

A strong midsection is crucial component of an overall beastly physique capable of imposing the will of its inhabitant on the world however it is seen fit. (more…)

Share

Obsession

by Johnny Pain

A powerful enough focus can make miniature the most massive of tasks.  (more…)

Share

Are you Flexible Enough?

by Johnny Pain


Flexibility is an often-used word in the strength and conditioning world. It’s meaning however in that context normally has to do with one’s ability to move their body through certain ranges of motion. In my practice I use the term frequently in a different context; to describe one’s ability to adjust their plan of attack based on feedback that they are receiving. This is a critical component in the success puzzle. (more…)

Share

Are We Clear?!

by Johnny Pain

Photo by Ginger Pain

Clarity is paramount in producing the results that you want in your life. (more…)

Share

Building Muscle for the Skinny Fat Male

by Johnny Pain

The following is a question that was asked of me by a board member in my Q&A forum. The topic is one that I frequently address with consultation clients and that is covered in depth in my latest book project in development.

From “Wingman”

“I’m a skinny & weak guy working the LP to get bigger and stronger.

I already have quite a belly on me though, if i get bigger will that get bigger in proportion or will it sort itself out as I get stronger? Some coaches have said I should eat any calories at all costs while on LP but some have said i should be on a small surplus and keep it clean so that my body can grow whilst my belly shrinks.

Do you think this is a food question, or should I just add some conditioning (such as burpees) to the LP and let things sort themselves out?” (more…)

Share

Simplicity

by Johnny Pain

The following is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released “Greyskull LP Second Edition” which is available in the StrengthVillain.com store. This piece is the introduction to the long-anticipated exercise execution section. Enjoy. -JP (more…)

Share

What’s Up There Jerky?

by Johnny Pain

The January consultation sale is still going strong. I have been very busy as of late speaking with and helping individuals and couples all over the world with their unique and always interesting situations. I received much feedback regarding my last post which provided some brief recaps of recent cases, so I thought I’d post a few more. (more…)

Share

So… I Guess I’ll Call You Then

by Johnny Pain

As a result of the consulting sale that I’m running this January, the volume I have been dealing with is pretty high at the moment.

It’s great to be back on the line with SV followers out there all over the world. I’ve reconnected with a few guys I’ve done work with in the past, and met many new people as well.

I figured I’d share a bit about some of my recent calls to give the readers who aren’t as aware of the services that we offer a few snapshots of recent cases I’ve taken on. (more…)

Share

Winner by Decision

by Johnny Pain


(more…)

Share

150 Perfect Bricks

by Johnny Pain

So here we are, five days into the New Year. This time of year is historically a time of reflection for many. It’s common to assess one’s status in the world and resolve to make change in the next 365 days (366 this year).

This is not going to be another generic, early January goal setting article encouraging you to create a list of resolutions, but rather a simple challenge to all who truly wish to bring about positive change in some aspect of their lives. (more…)

Share

There’s No Gold Star for Attendance

by Johnny Pain

Woody Allen is noted as saying that eighty percent of being successful in life is showing up.

It’s hard to succeed in the gym, in a relationship, in business, or as a parent if you aren’t present for duty, that much is true, however what actions you take and what decisions you make on the playing field are certainly of significant importance as well. (more…)

Share

Bringing Up the Back Part Two

by Johnny Pain

In the last installment of this two-part series “Bringing Up the Back Part One” we looked at the necessity of a strong back. In this half we will look at an eight-week program designed to be a crash course in back development that will help add valuable back beef to your frame. (more…)

Share