Within the realm of training for greater strength, muscle mass, and endurance lies an area of science that remains relatively untapped: Neuroscience. It's indeed the uncharted waters in the vast ocean of the science and practice of resistance training. That's because so little is known about how the nervous system actually works.
Like everyone else, I've had my role models and mentors who've looked out for me. My mother has taught high school English for over 20 years, so I owe a lot of my writing success to her. My father taught me to tie a tie and to remember to check the oil in my car. My brother, the accountant, is always a phone call away if I need financial advice.
This week, one of the great mentors in my life died. He was Coach Ralph Maughan of Utah State, and he taught me one great lesson.
How does an advanced lifter build bigger arms? Is it even possible? It is. If you're an experienced lifter who hasn't seen arm growth in ages, here's what to do.
T-Nation asked Cosgrove to tell us his top ten tips. He gave us 34.
In Part 2, we'll discuss muscles of the torso and lower extremity, along with my tips to help you write better, more balanced training programs.
I get emails all the time from T-Nation readers who want to know why I don't write programs for the masses. About the only answer I can muster up is: "Because I have a conscience."
Chapter Three: Whole Grains
Seven weird looking (but effective!) exercises to shake up your stagnant workouts. Check ‘em out.
You like to look good naked. Your training revolves around aesthetics. You're a bodybuilder.
Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.
Well, maybe you’ve tried some of them. But maybe not. Check out the list and challenge yourself.
Here's another well-referenced investigation by our friendly neighborhood warrior nerd, offering facts and tips on what might just be the reason for your progress stalemate. This is one article in which the author will actually feel better if you fall asleep while reading it!
Originally coined "The Bear" by John Davies, this series of five exercises in one teaches the body to move with great ROM in a fluid, powerful, and fast manner. It's fantastic as a total body warm-up, improving overall power production and motor skill coordination in a short period of time.
We live in a world of excuses. Most people don't want to accept that when something goes wrong in their lives, they're at least partly to blame.
>As a collegiate S & C coach, I've noticed that an emphasis is being placed on strength and conditioning as a tool to enhance athletic performance. For example, in the last few years a majority of schools in the Mountain West Conference, including the Air Force Academy, have built new strength and conditioning facilities.
Regardless of the profession in question, your "rep" (reputation) is usually what gets you where you want to go. In the world of physique and performance enhancement, building your rep is equally important, except that we're talking about an altogether different type of "rep" here.
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What our genes teach us about diet and training, according to Dr. Art De Vany.
Congratulations. You've succeeded where most people have failed. You've bucked the obesity trend and have lost a small mountain of fat. You feel better, you look better, and your health has greatly improved. Good for you.
Maximizing the neuromuscular system for greater hypertrophy.
"Truth always goes in 3 stages. First it is ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident."
Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.
Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.