For the sake of this article, I am going to explain the smartest moves and what I have done personally with my clients with regard to fat-loss goals. We will go over two categories – general fat-loss and bodybuilding competitor.
For those who currently aren’t working and also have limited gym equipment, I wanted to provide a potential gameplan that you can use to bring some routine and mental/physical stability to your day-to-day.
Why not have a dedicated cycle to focus on while transitioning out of some downtime after a meet? No machines at your gym? No problem. This was written for a hardcore powerlifting-friendly gym with limited access to machines.
The trick is to get the right combination for the muscle or the area of the muscle you are working. Inside I have the best supersets for each muscle group and some crazy options — just in case you want to go psycho and do something that everyone else doesn't have the balls to do.
If you think having one bar means you can't do max effort variations, you're wrong. It's time to think outside of the box. If you can't, no worries! I already have, and I came up with 230 variations you can use with a straight bar. No specialty bars required!
In this 5-week program, I include training modalities that your biceps respond to by growing. We'll cover peak contraction, isotension, giant sets, extended sets, plus a great bonus finisher to encourage a biceps stretch!
With everyone constantly pushing the envelope with tons of volume and intensity for extended periods, I felt that it was important to shed some light on this topic to slow down the burnout and chronic fatigue we’re seeing these days.
Most people today have heard about HIT (high-intensity training), which is why I want to introduce to you LIT (low-intensity training). Did you know you can reverse the immune system and boost it again through LIT under 60 percent for 20-40 minutes?
The purpose of this guide is to outline the principles of the system and show you how to implement these principles in a practical sense — the 18-week training cycle inside should further help with the applicability.
Interested in creating your own strongman conjugate program? I consulted with the experts and wrote a guide to give you all the information you need to set yourself up for strength gains in your lifts — where it matters.
A large amount of blood into the shoulder feels great, and over time will help them to round out. These eight exercises are easy to do anywhere, and they work great for extra workouts. Here are three shoulder workouts to get you started.
I, along with most of my clients, don't have time to train 4x per week. So, I wanted to share an example of what a progressive four-week, three-day block could look like for you if you're having the same weekly time crunch.
In designing programs for my players, I discuss with the player, the medical staff, and the coaching staff the areas they see as major ones to work on. All 10 programs are based on the emphasis given to each of the three key areas of weight room programming: neural, mechanical, and metabolic.
Training to get Instagram-worthy glutes is just as much for the guys as it is the girls. Not only will your backside look better, but working on your glutes might help out with knee and back pain, too.
Even though lifting weights is a passion, sometimes life challenges you to take a new direction. When Nicholas Bronkall's body couldn't take any more of the same, he got acquainted with movement in brand new ways.
The Train Your @ss Off with Dave Tate event was not only a life-changing experience; it was also truly something I will remember forever. It has made me a better coach, a better training partner, and a better overall human because it helped me figure out what is truly important in my life.
Peaking technically is reeling in your training from general to specific as a meet approaches while changing and removing variations and setting yourself up to be at your best technically. This is important when transitioning to a conjugate approach.