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Why I Rarely Recommend Metabolic Conditioning

Why I Rarely Recommend Metabolic Conditioning

August 5, 2022
For many coaches, metabolic conditioning is a keystone of their training programs. I’d like you to consider another approach. Although metabolic conditioning can be good for some trainees who have a good training background, there are often effective alternatives that get more sustainable results. And for athletes, metabolic conditioning is rarely productive and often detrimental.  This article will explain why you can...
The Best Chest Exercises

The Best Chest Exercises

July 28, 2022
Many daily gym goers say, “Build the chest and forget the rest because when the pecs are popping the ladies are stopping!" Ok, but seriously, when it comes to picking the best chest exercises, you might think that the bench press is all you need.  Yet, doing the same old barbell bench press will lead to diminishing returns and could put...
Strengthen Your Lower Traps With The Trap 3 Raise

Strengthen Your Lower Traps With The Trap 3 Raise

July 22, 2022
For many people, the lower part of the trapezius muscle is a weak link. Strengthening the lower traps can do wonders for improving upper body strength and performance.  Understanding Trapezius Musculature The trapezius muscle is a pair of large triangular muscles extending over the neck and shoulders down to the middle of your back. Most people have overdeveloped upper traps but...
Fifty Tips for Building Big Muscle Fast

Fifty Tips for Building Big Muscle Fast

June 21, 2022
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
When it comes to packing on muscle, you need more than a lot of volume. As great as higher rep training can be for mass building, there are specific training techniques that will help you get the most out of your efforts. Here are fifty tips for helping you build muscle fast. 1: Favor Volume...
Use Strongman Training Instead of Cardio

Use Strongman Training Instead of Cardio

June 17, 2022
Strongman training is hands down one of the best ways to help you reach your fitness goals. It will save you training time because it produces multiple adaptations in the body at once (goodbye excess body fat, hello muscle). Strongman training also gives you a mental vacation from traditional gym workouts. Benefits of Strongman Training For most of us, the...
Get Strong: How To Train for Maximal Strength

Get Strong: How To Train for Maximal Strength

June 16, 2022
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
Being strong can solve a lot of problems. A high level of maximal strength is the most influential quality in performance. Whether you are an elite athlete or someone who simply wants to look and feel amazing, training for maximal strength will make you better. Naturally, you won’t train for maximal strength every time you...
Use Nutrition & Training To Banish Joint Pain

Use Nutrition & Training To Banish Joint Pain

June 6, 2022
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
When you train hard, your joints can take a beating. Even if you aren't an athlete, the physical wear and tear of everyday life can compromise joint health and lead to pain. Research shows two strategies to achieve pain-free joints: Strength training that promotes structural balance Nutrition that provides the building blocks for strong, durable...
Train The Trap 3 Raise For Pain-Free Shoulders

Train The Trap 3 Raise For Pain-Free Shoulders

June 3, 2022
The shoulder joint is a wonder of human physiology. It allows your arm to move in almost any direction. Unfortunately, this incredible range of motion comes at a cost: Your supporting muscles need to be strong enough to stabilize the shoulder joint. One way to protect your shoulders is to perform the Trap 3 Raise that strengthens the lower trapezius...
How Women Can Develop Athletic Legs

How Women Can Develop Athletic Legs

June 2, 2022
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Women often differ from men when training for aesthetics. Instead of fixating on the bench press, women often gravitate towards developing athletic legs. The good news is that it’s possible to develop strong, athletic legs without spending countless hours training. Take A Balanced Approach To get on the fast track to stronger, leaner legs, you...
Myths of Muscle Soreness

Myths of Muscle Soreness

May 29, 2022
There are many myths surrounding muscle soreness.  Despite the pain it causes, many people accept delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) as a valuable indicator of having trained hard and thrashed their muscles. They assume that being sore means they are building muscle and getting stronger.  It’s logical, but not necessarily so.  For example, endurance exercise such as marathon running can cause...

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