In one corner we have the traditional split training concept; chest on Monday, back on Tuesday, legs on Wednesday, shoulders on Thursday and arms on Friday! In the other corner … Continue Reading Full body training vs split routines: Who wins?!
‘Dying for a 6 pack’ is the title of a recent documentary from the UK highlighting the agonising desire the majority of young men have trying to be part of … Continue Reading ‘Dying for a 6 pack’ – why the shock?
The muscle up lays down a marker. It demonstrates multiple abilities; skill, strength, coordination, and it’s a party trick of sorts too. It featured in my recent post, ‘5 SERIOUSLY … Continue Reading Muscle up tips for beginners
Do you really have to go pedal to the metal and take as little rest as possible in order to see gains? Let’s talk about the elephant in the room … Continue Reading What about MORE rest?
Gym going is an investment of time. You’re committed and pretty dedicated. I’m not referring to the casual, “I’ll go if I fancy it” once a month attendee. No, I … Continue Reading Things you really shouldn’t do in the gym if results are your thing…..
If you’re not following a program, be it designed by yourself, a trainer or one you picked up online, fix that before you read further. I like facts on this … Continue Reading Workout program expiration dates? When to switch?
Branched chain amino acids are supported by a wealth of research. Perhaps only inferior in terms of scientific support to creatine. Study after study backs creatine. BCAA’s are backed by … Continue Reading Performance enhancing supplements – a primer on BCAA’s (with experience)
I know how it is………. You’d love to know exactly what ratio of fast twitch to slow twitch muscle fibers you have. I bet you’d also like to know definitively … Continue Reading Forget the quest for perfect programs and answers!
The topic of rest periods in the realm of fitness and physical improvement often gets glossed over. I get it, it’s not particularly sexy……. Not as sexy as performance improvement, … Continue Reading Get the body you want: Respect the rest periods!
Welcome to the next movement in the “overlooked movement” series, where I apply my best efforts to remind you just how powerful and effective certain classic movements are. Last time … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Push-up variations & progressions
Few people know the standing overhead press was actually included in Olympic lifting right up until as recently as 1972! It’s as primal and basic as it gets, pick a … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Standing overhead press
We all know (or should) that the process of “working out” or “training” is only effective when carried out in the respect of a crucial equation……… The balance of catabolism … Continue Reading A super effective post workout recovery boosting routine!
It’s a fact that many weight trainee’s have never actually performed a ‘true’ one repetition maximum lift. Maybe they just don’t see the value? Or have been mis-informed that there … Continue Reading Testing your 1RM’s (One rep maxes) safely and accurately!
“How much can you bench bro?” This question flies around all over the place and in most gyms you’ll be sure to hear it. Even if you mention you’re into … Continue Reading Knowing your 1RM’s (one rep maxes) is worth much more than bragging rights!
Very few human beings are perfectly balanced when muscle is concerned. We all have muscular imbalances to some degree or another. Often it is simply a difference between right and left, particularly … Continue Reading Lagging body parts? Trouble “feeling” a muscle?……..Some tips:
Progression – a state of continual improvement as a result of certain habits Progress is desired by us all in some form or another. In the world of health … Continue Reading Constant progress? Periodization is KEY!