Archive for the ‘bodybuilding’ Category

December 7th, 2018

The Definitive Guide To Antagonist Superset Training: How To Build More Muscle In Half The Time

Fitness and bodybuilding pros are willing to put in long hours of training if they know that kind of time investment will help them fulfill 100% of their muscular growth potential. For most recreational trainees, however, training for hours is not an option. Between family and work obligations alone, the average busy man or woman may feel it’s a challenge to squeeze in any training at all. Efficient, but effective workouts are a must.

November 11th, 2018

Is Squatting In The Smith Machine Dangerous And Non-Functional?

“Squat in a Smith machine? Are you crazy? You might as well jump off a two story building and land on your kneecaps on the concrete below.”  A trainer wrote that on a popular and “respected” bodybuilding site some years ago. And that’s the kind of nonsense about the so called dangers of machine training that’s been circulated in the fitness world ever since. Personally, I love the Smith machine, have used it for over 30 years and have never seen anything but benefits as far as bodybuilding goes.

June 14th, 2018

Superset Training Can Cut Your Workout Time In Half… Can It Build More Muscle And Strength Too?

Scientific studies say that superset training is so time efficient, it can cut your gym time by 50%.  That’s great for busy folks, but it also brings up the question: Are these “time efficient” workouts any good at building muscle and strength, or is there a huge compromise, like you only get half the results?

May 31st, 2018

Pullups Are Awesome, But What If You Can’t Do Any Yet?

We all know that pullups are an awesome, superior exercise for your upper back and even your arms. Trouble is, most people struggle to do any pullups at all. ..

May 2nd, 2017

Minimalist Weight Training For Strength And Muscle

How do you get stronger, improve your maximum lifts and also improve your physique overall if you only have two days a week to dedicate for lifting? What’s the best approach to weight training when increasing both strength and muscle is the goal but you have extremely limited time?

January 17th, 2017

How Much Weight Should You Lift To Build Muscle (And When To Lift More)

When should you increase the weight you’re lifting? How much weight should you add? How do you know if the weight is too heavy? How do you know if the weight is too light? If you’re attempting 3 sets of 8 to 12, do you have to get all 3 sets of 12 before you increase the weight, or just hit 12 on one set? If you increase the weight but then you can’t get enough reps, what then?  What if your left arm doesn’t get as many reps as your right arm, with the same weight? What if you flat-out can’t increase the weight at all? What then?

December 30th, 2016

Progressive Overload Weight Training Without Injury: How To Build Muscle While Staying Out Of The Doctor’s Office!

Once you’ve planned out a weight training routine that follows all the best practices of good program design, the single most important thing you can do to gain muscle is consistently apply the principle of progressive overload…

December 14th, 2016

A New Look At High-Intensity Bodybuilding And Training To Failure

How hard must you train to gain muscle? Is pushing yourself all the way to failure – when you can’t do another rep – a critical part making muscle gains? How high does your intensity of effort have to be when you train? If you’re not gaining muscle, is it because you’re not training hard enough? If it’s not intensity, what is the real trigger for muscle growth?

November 23rd, 2016

How To Gain More Muscle Without Lifting More Weight: 7 Under-Appreciated Progressive Overload Training Tactics

How do you make your muscles grow? That’s easy! All you have to do is lift more weight every time you go into the gym. Everyone knows that. Just keep getting stronger! If you gradually lift more weight, that’s called progressive overload and that’s the trigger to gain more muscle, right? Well, not exactly…

November 13th, 2016

The 10 Biggest Muscle Building Mistakes Most People Make In Progressive Overload Weight Training

Muscle building mistakes has been a common theme in bodybuilding magazines for decades, so you might think this topic has been thoroughly exhausted and needs no further discussion. The truth is, one area where the most disastrous errors are made – progressive overload mistakes – has been virtually ignored.  That’s why most people spend more time stuck on progress plateaus than gaining muscle.