Luke Atchley

Luke Atchley
Quick Stats
Luke is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a USA Weightlifting Level One Sports Performance Coach, former Marine Infantryman of five years and has coached numerous individuals towards their transformation and performance goals.

I became interested in strength training as a young, scrawny, teenager in the deserts of Tucson, Arizona who was trying to get stronger for athletics and have been hooked on strength training ever since.  I chose to join the Marine Corps in 2007 after I graduated high school and spent the next five years on active duty where my experiences in physical training grew deeper.

When I left the Marine Corps in 2012 I wanted to pursue my interests in strength training and movement so I got my certifications and began training in a number of different settings to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible in order to help my clients achieve their goals. 

I moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2013 after getting engaged to my now wife. When I am not training, writing or learning I enjoy reading anything from fitness to fiction.  Some of my other hobbies include cooking, hiking, single-track trail riding, and spending time with my wife Megan.

Luke Atchley's Content

Do You Even Shake, Bro? 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Protein Shakes
It's time to reclaim your gains! There's more to protein than chugging powder mixed with water. Take your shakes to the next level by trying these 5 tips.
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Fat Loss Fail: 5 Reasons You're Not Ripped
Many people fall short of their fat loss goals. Learn 5 common reasons why and what you can do to change your habits and get ripped!
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11 High Protein Meals You Can Cook in a Crock Pot
If you're looking for hands-free gains, it's time to dust off your crock pot. Here are 11 suggestions for high protein meals you can make in a slow cooker.
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10 Best Restaurants For Healthy Eating (And What To Order!)
Sure, you know that cooking your food is best, but the occasional meal out is part of life. Check out the 10 best chain restaurant options for healthy eating!
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11 Reasons Why Your Lean Bulk Plan Is An Epic Failure
Are you on a bulk gone bad? If you're gaining too much fat (or not gaining at all!) look for these 11 warning signs that your lean bulk is an epic fail.
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99 Facts About Building Muscle You Should Know
School is back in session. Gains school! Check out these 99 muscle-building facts and tips that will up your gym game. After all, knowledge is power!
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5 Reasons You Can't See Your Abs (And How To Fix Them!)
Six-pack sabotage? You might not even know you're making these 5 results-stealing mistakes. Learn what you can do to reclaim your abs!
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4 Ways To Tell That Your Workout Sucks
Been spinning your wheels in the gym lately? Your workout routine could be to blame. Look for these 4 warning signs that it's time to pick a better program!
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Female Fat Loss: 3 Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making
With all the conflicting fat loss advice from the "experts," it's hard to know what's right. You may be making these fat loss mistakes without even knowing it!
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7 Cooking Secrets That Every Lifter Should Know
Tired of boring bodybuilder meals? These 7 cooking secrets will help you upgrade your ordinary meals for maximum flavor, convenience, and results!
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3 Reasons Why You Should Include Kettlebells In Your Workout
What if one piece of equipment could improve your power, strength, and overall conditioning? Learn how kettlebell training can help you reach your goals!
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11 Foods Skinny Guys Should Eat To Get Bigger
Are you a hard gainer who can't stomach the thought of another giant meal? Try adding these calorie dense foods to get more gains from your grub.
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4 Ways To Save Money On A Muscle Building Diet
Is increasing your calories decreasing your fun money? These 4 tips will help you save money while you eat plenty of mass-building muscle fuel!
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10 Classic Stereotypes You'll See In Every Gym
It's time for a gym PSA. Please be aware of these 10 classic stereotypes that haunt every gym. Don't let this happen to you - knowing is half the battle!
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10 Signs It's Time To Get Back In The Gym
Been away from the gym a little too long? Check out these 10 warning signs that it's time to get back in the gym - and learn what to do about it!
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canned tuna, eggs, and sirloin steak are cheap protein sources
Fuel your gains without breaking the bank. If you're looking to save some money without sacrificing your diet, check out these 17 cheap sources of high quality protein.
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woman training with kettlebells
Many women steer clear of the weight room floor, but there are plenty of reasons why ladies should hit the weights. Learn how you can improve your shape, mood, and health by hitting the iron!
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Hugh Jackman Wolverine Body Workout
Get ripped like Wolverine by applying the same underlying training principles Hugh Jackman did while working out in preparation for his role on the big screen.
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man stands behind rack of barbells at gym
Nobody's perfect, but if you want to make the most of your gym time, you'd better not commit any of these 6 dumb mistakes often made by lifters.
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Man performs 3-point row with dumbbell to gain muscle
No barbell? No problem. This guide teaches you how to perform 8 must-try dumbbell exercises that will add size and strength.
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Increase Bench Press Power With These 10 Simple Tips
Take your bench press to the next level and start putting up big numbers by following these tips that clean up your technique and help break plateaus!
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10 Of The Worst Foods To Eat If You're Looking To Get Shredded
You might be sabotaging your progress without even knowing it. Avoid these foods and stay on the right track to obtaining the ultimate beach body.
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