Roger “Rock” Lockridge

Roger “Rock” Lockridge
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Hardgainer and veteran fitness writer Roger "Rock" Lockridge started training in 1999, and has been featured in numerous publications and fitness sites.

Roger "Rock" Lockridge is from Lewisburg, WV and has been involved in the fitness industry since 2002. He started training in 1999 and is known for his "hardgainer" success story. He became a personal trainer and fitness instructor at a local gym and directly helped over 500 clients achieve personal success. He also worked at a supplement store for two years where he advised customers about nutrition and supplementation needs.

He has been writing professionally since 2009 and has been featured in numerous print and online platforms. He has contributed to Muscle and Strength since 2015. Aside from his writing, Lockridge also is a speaker and advocate for survivors of child abuse and domestic violence.

He currently lives in West Virginia with his wife and son. You can follow him on Instagram @rocklockridge and Twitter @RockLockridge.

Roger “Rock” Lockridge's Content

Fit female foam rolling on the floor in the gym
Maximize your workout with these versatile and quick warm-up routines! In just 15 minutes, you will be better prepared for any workout program that you take on.
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After an extended break from the weight room, these workouts can help you get reacquainted with the gym so you can start rebuilding your path to success!
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A great deal of success lends itself to how you prepare for a process. In this article, learn how to prepare for your return to fitness after taking some time off.
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Get in shape and look great for summer in 6 short weeks! This 6-day fat-loss program combines supersets and HIIT for the ultimate calorie-burning combination.
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This 20-minute workout will help you burn calories, increase endurance, improve athleticism, and even challenge you mentally. All you need is just your bodyweight!
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Summer Shape Up at Home: Women's 6 Week Fat-Burning Workout
Are you stuck working out at home, and still want to look and feel your best for summer? This 6-week fat-burning workout will have you beach-ready in no time!
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Summer Shape Up: 6 Week Fat-Burning Women's Workout
Hey ladies, get ready and stay ready for all your summer events with this 6-week fat loss workout! You'll not only look great, but you'll feel great, too.
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The Importance of Coaching Yourself on Major Lifts
If you're a weight room regular or just starting out, technique and form should be at the top of your priority list. Check out these 6 ways to coach yourself on your lifts!
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HIT3 Training at Home: 8 Week Muscle-Building Program
This home version of our HIT3 training program will give you the muscle-building challenge you crave all while using the equipment you have in your home gym.
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HIT3 Training: 8 Week Intense Muscle-Building Program
Looking for a new muscle-building challenge? This 8-week high-intensity training methodology pushes you to failure, not once but three times, for the ultimate pump.
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6 Week Weights and Cardio Superset Workout
Kick off your summer shredding with a quick and intense program. This 6 week fat loss workout supersets resistance training with cardio for maximum workout intensity.
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Being stuck at home doesn't mean you can't get in a great workout. Take on some serious "bro-split" training and build muscle with this 5-day at-home workout.
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Stuck at home with limited weights but still want to be challenged? These 7 strategies will take your workouts to the next level without adding sets, reps, and weight.
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Don't have access to your favorite upper body gym machines but still want to hit your favorite upper body workout? Check out these band, barbell, and dumbbell alternatives!
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Ab training shouldn’t be complicated. Add this twice-weekly workout to your routine to help build core strength and ab definition for the six pack of your dreams.
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Build muscle at home or in the gym with this 8-week workout routine! This program is designed with extra emphasis on the lower body and can be done in as little as 30 minutes.
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Don't have access to gym machines but still want to hit your favorite machine-filled lower body workout? Check out these band, barbell, and dumbbell alternatives!
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Grab a kettlebell and smash through this 4-week workout program designed to help you shed excess weight and improve your endurance regardless of your experience.
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Stuck at home with only a single pair of light dumbbells? This 6-week program utilizes unilateral training and bodyweight exercises to help you achieve results!
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You don't need fancy gym equipment to have a great workout. Grab a barbell and some resistance bands and try out this 8-week muscle building at-home workout.
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In just 45 minutes you can burn fat fast with this limited-equipment, full-body workout. This plan can be done at home with just a pair of dumbbells and your bodyweight.
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Forget what you know about the squat, bench press, and deadlift. There's 3 new big lifts in town to help you transform your body and increase your strength.
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Want bigger arms? These three convenient and efficient giant sets will help you stretch sleeves and achieve the pump of your dreams in 30 minutes or less.
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Limited equipment? Short on time? This women’s 8-week workout is a versatile plan to improve the way you look and feel from your home or gym, in as little as 20 minutes.
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Use your bodyweight to burn some serious calories. Take your fitness and physique to the next level with this 12 week calisthenics workout designed specifically for lifters.
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There's a faster way to fat loss than the treadmill. These fat burning workouts are designed to help you start making progress with just your own bodyweight.
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Improve your overall conditioning and endurance with this 3 day workout plan, designed to get you back to peak performance with limited equipment.
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Build a strong and sturdy core for improved athleticism and a complete physique! This 3 day workout is designed to help you strengthen your core with just 4 exercises.
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If you want to achieve great results, you have to make great commitments. Sculpt the body you want and improve endurance with this 12 week full body HIIT workout and nutrition strategy!
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Struggling to get your chest to "pop", or just wanting to fill out your tank top a bit more? Add these exercises to your workout arsenal and watch your chest blow up.
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The rear delts are small in size but big in importance when it comes to training. Complete your physique and get stronger by training these muscles effectively with the help of this article!
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This workout program incorporates an old-school training method and is designed to help you maximize your gains! Muscle Mass Inflation is a muscle building workout that will take you from small to swole.
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Take your shoulder training to the next level with these advanced shoulder exercises! Swap out basic movements for boulder shoulders and breathe new life into your delts.
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This versatile six week workout routine is designed to help you torch unwanted fat and can be complete in the gym or at home, with simple modifications!
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Bodybuilding Icons: George Hackenschmidt Inspired Workout
George Hackenschmidt was the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion in professional wrestling and pushed his ability to build muscle to the natural limit.
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25 Ways to Stay Motivated for Your Workouts
Struggling with motivation and having a hard time staying focused when it comes to your fitness goals. These 25 tips should help!
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Bodybuilding Icons: Charles Atlas Inspired Workout Routine
Charles Atlas was "America's Most Handsome Man" and an icon whose footsteps many fitness influencers have followed - perhaps without even knowing it!
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12 Week Off-Season Classic Physique Bodybuilding Workout
Classic Physique is becoming the most popular division in bodybuilding. Check out this classic workout routine and start building your classic look today.
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Bodybuilding Icons: Eugen Sandow Inspired Workout Routine
In this month's Bodybuilding Icons segment we take a look at the original bodybuilder, Eugen Sandow, and his early form of training methods.
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Train Like a Superhero: 8 Week Full Body Workout
Become a superhero! This 8 week full body workout routine trains several different necessary skill sets one may need while fighting crime.
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Bodybuilding Icons: John Grimek Inspired Workout
Learn all about John Grimek, a pioneer of modern-day bodybuilding, and give this workout routine inspired by his training style a try!
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2 Workouts To Help Grow Your Back in 8 Weeks
Upgrade your back with this ultimate back workout program that includes 2 separate workouts that'll take your back development to the next level!
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Growin' Guns: Bigger and Better Arms in 30 Days
Trying to fill out your shirt sleeves a little better and are looking for the perfect arm workout to help you do so? We've got your 30 day prescription.
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2 Weekly Workouts for Larger Legs
Take your leg training to new heights by splitting it up into 2 weekly workouts - 1 workout for hamstrings and 1 workout for quads. Let us show you how!
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8 Week Workout to Create a Superhuman Chest
Build pecs that pop with this 8 week workout designed to help you build a superhuman chest. The program contains 2 different workouts that you alternate.
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5 Cardio Pairings for Insane Calorie Burning
Ramp up your fat-burning and cardiovascular conditioning with these 5 intense cardio pairings. With such a diverse list, there's a cardio circuit for everyone!
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The Perfect Workout for Rock Solid Shoulders
Build perfectly balanced shoulders with deltoids that cap with this workout routine. The workout incorporates 2 workouts that you alternate weekly.
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7 Tips to Building Stronger Hamstrings
Build stronger and better-developed hamstrings with these 7 advanced training techniques. Check them out and include them during your next leg workout.
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7 Advanced Bicep Muscle Building Hacks
Have you hit a plateau in your bicep muscle growth? It might be time to implement some new training hacks - check out these 7 advanced strategies.
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6 Quad Building Hacks for Larger Legs
Stop neglecting your legs and start building massive quads. These 6 quad building hacks and exercises are exactly what you need to spark quad muscle growth.
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