West Texas has been great. Fixed Brutus up a bit. Replaced spark plugs/tune up and tension pulley replacement. Also learned and helped work on a couple of Camero’s. More computer work than mechanical honestly. All new to me. Tuning computers for Brutus is beyond my scope of practice as well. Had some time to film a flex vid from getting all worked up. The picture is a still from my latest FEATURE FLEX out soon. Legs are gettin’ jacked.

Drivin’ back to Austin today, Sunday. Its a long drive but with these new smooth tires and a computer tune up, its going to be a breeze if there is no head wind. The week is going to start off great. Helpin’ an amazin’ gym out up north of Austin. Possibly the best gym left in Texas. In fact I know it. My home gym in San Antonio has closed and all ¬†hardcore gyms are almost extinct. Stay tuned for future content from this gym and BUTCHSTRATFORD.net.

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Brutus just got some new tires today and we are taking a road trip to West Texas, San Angelo. Heading there to tune up and redo some engine work on him. The new tires are 35’s. They were 33’s. He is runnin’ like a Cadillac now. Ill be filming some videos and having some fun. One of my favorite gyms is out in San Angelo. Stay tuned. I’ll also be doing skype shows so message me there. Let me know if anyone is out this way.

My legs are getting the thickness they had once before. I hit legs today but I sometimes hit legs twice a week. Lately I have split my leg workouts with my shoulders. focusing on each part of both muscle gropus better. For example: I feel I have better focus on quads if I just work quads that day and not hamstrings but focus on lateral raises for delts. Then next day I’ll focus on hamstrings and shoulder presses. I think this helps with hitting each muscle better and not as fatigued which could lead to some neglect.

If anyone wants a pair of briefs I wore after hittin’ legs like I did today, drop me an email at Butchstratford@gmail.com

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This week I may be heading to west Texas. If you are up that way send me an email and let me know. Be sure to sign up for my free mailout as well. I send out exclusive content and videos only availble to subscribers. Thanks for everyones support.

This weekend I got a sinus infection that is thankfully gone now. Made some great food and watched Netflix which I rarely do. Some really great shows and movies on there. I watched and really recomend “Before I Wake” a really good movie. It was kinda Sci-Fi. I also watched “The Boy” which was an older and an extremely dumb horror movie. Next was I.O.. Science fiction movie that was good when I started to watch but cough medicine kicked in and I need to rewatch the end.

THE BEST: The best was ” THE BUNDY TAPES”. It was a small doccuseries. About 4 episodes each an hour long,it was really well put togetther and really thorough. I had no idea he escaped custody twice during his serial career. Check it out.

FOOD: I made the best ever Zuppa Tuscano soup I ever had. Sausage and chicken breast with Kale and potatoes. I felt a lot better after that. Easy fast and really healthy. Check it out.

I did stay home from gym Saturday and Sunday but I did hit it hard at gym today hitting chest.

Brutus is my Jeep Wrangler. About 8 years ago me and a buddy wanted to do a project. Since he is really into rebuilding, modifying and restoring muscle cars, I wanted to start a project with him but wanted to do a Jeep Wrangler. Now with the size tires I had in mind I needed a Wrangler whose axels could handle the torque. That gave me up to a 1997. I found Brutus not running but not rusted in Atlanta. Me and my buddy drove there and picked him up. He was green.

My buddy and I trailered him back to Birmingham, Alabama where my buddy had a shop in his basement. we spent the next year modifying, rebuilding and adding on. Brutus started out with 33’s for tires. When he was taken a part we trailered the pieces to a company there in Alabama that coated him in 500 lbs of rubber and Kevlar. Not Rhinoline or bedliner like you see now. Brutus is bullet proof minus the windows.We customized and built his exhaust out of stainless steel. Fabricating a great exaust system for a bigger engine later down the road. Brutus’ engine that was fixed was a standard. I drove him all over ATX and back and forth a few times from Birmingham until I blew the engine and broke rear axel. Then the fun really started building him.

I wanted a bigger engine then the 6 cylinder in it. I wanted an 8. After I found the GM vortec v8 I wanted, I realized the standard engine would’nt fit without body modifications. Since he was already covered in the Kevlar and rubber coating, I didnt want to mess that up so I had to change him to a standard. That engine fit better inside the hood with only a little engine modification.

The axel since broke, needed to be stronger. That meant I could go with bigger tires. I wanted 35’s. We took a higer rated axel off a Ford Explorer for the rear and threw some 35’s on.


Most people do not know I was a firefighter right out of college. I was a firefighter for 10 years before I resigned and decided to go LIVE out in the world instead of just visiting it. I was senior firefighter when I resigned with a lot of responsibility. The responsibility out weighed the return at that point and at 33 I decided to change my lifes direction. I had been through many fires and so many medical scenes to hold me good for a lifetime. Loved the brotherhood and the commadere and thats what I miss the most but I still stay in touch with all the guys and see them here in Texas regularly since I moved back. I figured I could stay at the department and retire or I could make an early move in life and change it.

I always liked Southern California. Not for politics obviously but for the laid back vibes and weather 24/7. After I resigned I went ahead and moved moved half a country away to San Diego. San Diego IS a lot more conservative than most people think and I thought it was a good fit for me. San Jose is also conservative but not as a nice fitness focused city as San Diego.

Since I was a Strongman/Powerlifting athlete growing up I trained bodybuilders and other clients in strength training. San Diego is a bodybuilding/Physique focused community but not in strength training so I had a niche.