Welcome to my little corner of the internet.
It’s a place where I publish content to help those in the unrelenting pursuit of more muscle, less fat, and a better life.
You’re on this page because you want to know more about this site, and who’s behind it.
I’m Barry, the founder of Relentless Gains.
By day, I research, by night, I write.
Why I Created Relentless Gains
I created Relentlessgains.com back in January of 2013.
I write most of the content here, though I don’t consider myself a professional writer, I’m just a guy with valuable knowledge to share.
I’m not a personal trainer, either.
I don’t have any fancy certificates to show you.
Acquiring a cheap entry-level personal training certification is not impressive or difficult, any halfwit can get one.
In fact, I find it disturbingly shocking the number of “personal trainers” I’ve crossed paths with who know jack-shit about building muscle, burning fat, or using supplements optimally.
To the average gym goer, someone with such a basic qualification is falsely perceived as a highly knowledgeable “expert” in the gym.
It didn’t take long for me to discover that I knew more about training, nutrition, and supplementation than a lot of personal trainers out there.
That’s one of the reasons I created this blog.
You might have found my site while scouring the depths of Google for actionable information to build a better body.
And you probably noticed there’s a ton of information out there to sift through – like, thousands of websites spanning millions of pages.
…And don’t get me started on those bodybuilding magazines.
It’s incredibly frustrating trying to find the right information.
Case in point: a quick Google search for “how do you build muscle?” returns 16.9 million results.
Unfortunately, as advanced, and sophisticated as search engines are, they don’t always return the most useful results on the first page – you often need to do some digging.
Even the “good stuff” on the first page can contradict each other.
You’ll find lots of articles published on authoritative looking websites, but the articles are often written by “writers” who have no real expertise on the subject.
Sure, a lot of the workout and nutrition advice online “works” – it gets some results – but who cares about what “works”, you want what works best, what’s optimal, right?
That’s the second reason I created this blog.
To show you the truth, backed by science, logical thinking, and results.
Also, I have great passion for this stuff. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping people build a better body, and live a longer, happier life as a result.
The information I share on this site is to help you cut through the crap, avoid piss-poor advice from lousy “personal trainers” (who’s most valuable skill might be giving instruction on how to adjust treadmill speeds). And to provide a go-to source of information, ending the frustration of trawling the internet for hours with nothing to show for it.
A Bit More About Me
I’m an 80’s child – my generation invented the internet (…just saying).
I grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger, and like a lot of kids my age, I was inspired by his superhuman muscularity and strength.
I was always a weak skinny kid. My mission to build muscle started when I was around 10, and later in life, it grew to become an obsession.
I started lifting weights in my bedroom – those plastic weights filled with sand – a clueless kid with a dream of bigger, stronger, muscle.
I quickly found out that daily bicep curls, push ups and a pint of milk just wasn’t going to cut it.
Seriously, that was my strategy.
No wonder everyone laughed when I started my quest for muscle.
But now, they all come to me for advice – funny, that.
Over the years, I’ve learned more about improving body composition than any personal training course could ever teach. And my articles are featured on major publications such as Bodybuilding.com and Muscleandstrength.com.
I can help you build muscle, burn fat, and get into the best shape of your life.
You might not know that…
I’m a family man.
I’m fascinated by astronomy and philosophy.
I love coffee.
I’m a big fan of mixed martial arts.
Incline Dumbbell Press is my favorite exercise.
I’m a realist.
I’m a nonconformist.