Ten things you should be doing to reach your size and strength goals.
Chapter Three: Whole Grains
Ever had one of those days where you just couldn't get into the flow of your workout? Or worse yet, you don't even make it to the gym? It's happened to all of us before. The mind is willing, but the body just isn't ready (or vice versa).
Now, in this last installment of the Tailor-Made Nutrition series, I'll continue where I left off in Part II, moving from the discussion of methodology to the actual adjustments you may need to tailor-make your own nutrition plan.
More info about how to custom-make your own diet plan.
Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.
They say fitness has to become a lifestyle. True, but how do you do that exactly? Try this.
The most underutilized pieces of equipment in most gyms are the dumbbells. Oh sure, you might see people pumping out a few sets of biceps curls, bench presses, or flyes, but in most gyms the dumbbell racks are primarily used as a place to lean against between sets of barbell squats or benches.
The fitness magazines are full of them. The bodybuilding rags are full of them. Even T-Nation is full of them: articles about how to lose fat and discover your abs. What's missing? Simple: Info on how to stay that way once you've reached your goal.
Most coaches hate the Smith machine, but it does have a few (surprising) uses for serious athletes. Check ‘em out.
There’s no single best training tool. Instead of searching for one, increase the size of your toolbox. Here’s how to make your workouts practical and effective.
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.
If you've been training as long as I have, I'm sure you can relate to feeling a bit stale and uninspired with your workouts at times.
A training strategy that has you hitting your lagging body parts for ten sessions each week. Yes, it can be done, and it works. Check out the plan.
What happens when you take the super-stimulant Spike and hit the gym? Here’s one guy’s experience.
"Bodybuilding training? No way! Not for me! I'm training only for strength and function," said the huge sumbitch after deadlifting a load that was roughly equivalent to a Sherman tank.
How to stretch your most problematic muscle groups. This is gonna hurt.
There's no such thing as isolation in training or in life. Everything you do, have done, and will do, affects everything else. Success is a synergistic – not additive – phenomenon.
"Truth always goes in 3 stages. First it is ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident."
Some of you might have enjoyed the Diary of a Steroid User series as much as I did. It was an interesting, unapologetic, honest portrait of what it's like when an average Joe uses steroids. But however much I enjoyed it, I cringed when I read some of the "pyramid" workouts outlined by the anonymous author
The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.
An interview with gastrointestinal expert, Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, LDN
Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.
Sometimes it's fun to drop the heavy scientific jargon and just deliver the bare factoids and helpful tips. Check these out.