The Best Technique For Building Better Thighs, Hips, And Glutes In Less Time (7 Superset Training Templates)

2023-11-10T13:34:08-05:00By |bodybuilding, Superset Training, Weight Training|

Superset training is scientifically proven to build muscle and strength while helping you get your workouts finished faster. It's one of the best techniques for time efficiency without compromising effectiveness. In fact, superset training raises your [...]

Double Split Training: How Lifting Twice A Day Can Build More Muscle

2023-10-06T15:52:28-04:00By |bodybuilding, Weight Training|

Arnold Schwarzenegger was famous for training twice a day on a system known as a double split routine and he went on to become one of the most muscular men of all time. Could splitting your workouts in two and doing half in the AM and half in the PM increase your muscle growth too, or is this technique only for the pros with superior genetics and unlimited time? Read on to see the pros and cons - you may be surprised at the answer!

The Best 4 Day Workout Split To Gain Muscle

2023-09-29T12:13:24-04:00By |bodybuilding, Weight Training|

There is no single best muscle building workout for everyone. Each person has different goals, time availability, experience level and personal preferences. All these factors play into your decision about which routine is best for you. However... what if... gun to the head, I was forced to pick the muscle building program I thought was the best, based on more than 40 years of lifting, including for bodybuilding competition training? Read this post to see my #1 choice...

The Best Split Routines For Building Muscle

2023-09-22T14:10:53-04:00By |bodybuilding, Gain Muscle, Weight Training|

It's possible to build a lot of muscle with no split routine at all. Full body workouts have their place, especially for beginners, for time efficiency and for "back to basics" strength training. But suppose you have a physique and visual aesthetics  goal and decided to go with a body part split. What is the best split routine for building muscle?

Is Training Each Muscle Only Once A Week A Bad Idea?

2023-09-15T09:24:37-04:00By |bodybuilding, Weight Training|

One of the biggest debates in bodybuilding in the past decade has been about whether a higher or lower training frequency is better. Early studies that compared training only once a week to twice a week seemed to suggest twice a week builds more muscle and that's what most trainers heavily promoted. But more recent studies that were better designed have increased our understanding of this subject.

How Often Should You Train Each Muscle Per Week? What New Science Says

2023-08-18T16:55:23-04:00By |bodybuilding, Weight Training|

How often should you train each muscle per week? Over the last decade, a number of studies suggested that hitting each muscle twice a week is ideal and that a low frequency like working each muscle only once a week is not optimal. Recently a group of researchers carefully designed a study to help us answer this question that is still fiercely debated to this day...

Is Counting Weekly Sets The Best New Way To Gain Muscle? (What Science Says)

2023-08-11T17:16:43-04:00By |bodybuilding, Weight Training|

For the last decade or so, one of the most researched and talked about subjects in resistance training has been volume. Specifically, how much volume optimizes muscle growth? We know that initially, when you add training volume, you gain more muscle, but then the amount of gains tapers off. But ultimately, if volume exceeds a certain level, gains flatten out and reverse direction, which indicates the point of overtraining and under-recovery. The million dollar questions are, "how much volume is enough" and could counting sets be the best way to track it?

How Much Protein Can Your Body Absorb In One Meal?

2023-07-07T19:18:20-04:00By |bodybuilding, Food & Nutrition|

How much protein you should eat per day to build muscle at the optimum rate? This question has been debated for years. It still is to this day, though good science points to 1.6 to 2.2 grams per kilogram of bodyweight per day as a pretty good guideline. But one question that probably causes even more controversy and confusion is this one: “How much protein you should eat at each meal?” Differently stated, “How much protein can your body absorb or digest in one sitting?”

How To Gain Muscle With Drop Sets Based On Science (10 Studies)

2022-12-17T14:30:05-05:00By |bodybuilding, Gain Muscle, Weight Training|

You may have heard of drop sets before because they've been around a long time and drop sets are one of the most popular high intensity muscle building methods. Drop sets were invented in 1947 by Henry Atkins. Arnold Schwarzenegger helped make drop sets more popular in the 1970s. The terminator famously used drop sets on barbell curls to build some of the best biceps of all time. Today you see recreational lifters doing drop sets every day in every gym. Maybe you already do them too. But if so, are you sure you're doing them right? If you're doing them wrong, or not doing them at all, you're missing out on major gains...

To Gain Maximum Muscle, Should You Train Each Body Part Once a Week or Twice A Week?

2022-12-10T08:25:43-05:00By |bodybuilding, Gain Muscle|

One of the biggest training debates in recent years is about the ideal training frequency: If your goal is building muscle, should you train each muscle group once a week or twice a week? (Or somewhere in between?) If you listen to most trainers today, you'll probably hear them say it's ideal work each muscle twice per week. However, based on recent research as well as observation of what's working for top bodybuilders, the answer about training frequency may not be so cut and dried. In today's post, Tom Venuto gives a unique and open-minded answer to a reader's question on this topic.

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