Blood on the Barbell is our new series describing workouts to do when your woman left you, your momma' don't love you, and even your dog doesn't care much for you. This time, Dan John brings the hurt and the healin'.
So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.
Man, do these two know a lot about backs! They ought to open up a business and call it "Bed, Back, and Beyond," or "The Lumbar Yard." Anyhow, in part 1 of this article, they told computer guy how to train properly. Part 2 addresses what computer guy should do the remaining 23 hours of the day.
There are times when the world is against you, when you girlfriend left you, your momma don't love you, and even your dog don't much care for you. That's when it's time for the mental therapy that only a brutal training session can provide.
How to use ramp contractions and taper training to achieve a pump and thus trigger muscle growth. Besides, according to Arnold, the pump feels better than coming, or as Dave explains it, "feels better than the explosive discharge of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexual arousal that's usually accompanied by the ejaculation of semen in the male and by vaginal contractions in the female."
Screw that Spiderman sequel! We've got the only sequel that matters: the next installment of Dave Tate's "Eat my Meat." Oh, and you'll want to get a bench shirt after looking at one of the pictures in this article, guaranteed.
I hate to tell you this, but if you're reading these words, you're "computer guy" and it's likely you've got horrendous posture and a host of orthopedic ailments. It's also likely that you're doing things in the gym that exacerbate the problem. Here are some exercises and video clips that'll fix ya'.
Bodybuilders and strength athletes often scorn single limb training, but what do they call any type of dumbbell work? That's right, it's single limb training. Well, it's time to extend the courtesy to the legs. Employing this type of training will definitely make you bigger and stronger!
If this article doesn't help you diagnose and cure the reason you're currently in weight-lifting limbo, Mike will give you your money back! It's GUARANTEED! Of course, the article's free, but still....
The real Master Blaster explains the right way to do step ups, how to develop a powerful neck, and the correct rep range for building up the hamstrings, in addition to introducing wild and wooly "shock effect" training.
Unfortunately, your old "what do ya wanna work today?" spur of the moment type training works a whole lot better than anything the Soviet Ministry Of Sport managed to cook up behind the Iron Curtain back in the 50's and 60's. Charles Staley explains why.
You may think you don't have any postural issues, but chances are you've got either anterior or posterior tilt. Okay, so there aren't any telethons for it, but it's serious stuff. Too much of one or the other and your performance and lifts are going to — as they say in clinical circles — suck.