The other day I was training at a local gym and witnessed a horrible tragedy taking place – a personal trainer taking his client through a warm-up!
Usually, when you're talking weight training, you're talking about the five acute training variables; exercise selection, order of exercise, load, volume, and rest. There are literally thousands of training articles out there, discussing the many thousands of possible combinations of these variables.
If you've been around weight training for any length of time, you've probably read or tried an arm specialization routine. There are a bunch of these around with different cool names for what amounts to the same old shit: do a bunch of arm exercises. Yeah, the exercises change and the sets and reps change, but it still amounts to just doing more arm work.
T Nation talks to model and figure competitor Jelena Abbou. Check it out.
Ten years ago, most people who trained with weights had never heard of a "strength coach." Oh sure, there were sports coaches who worked with athletes on performance. And there were famous bodybuilders who theorized on hypertrophy methods in the magazines.
Despite years of anti-fat sentiment, it's becoming clear that the right kinds of fats can make you healthier, smarter, more muscular, and leaner.
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.
Dave Tate is the co-owner of Elite Fitness Systems and has been involved in the sport of powerlifting since 1982. A true testament to his skills rests in the 10,000 hours of personal training and strength consulting sessions he has performed with novice to elite athletes. Numerous clients have broken barriers they never thought possible through the use of maximal, dynamic and absolute strength development methods.
Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.
Over the past few years I've seen many lifters and coaches discussing the seemingly strange movements I prescribe for strength development. Many of these guys are grasping the big picture but missing many of the finer points. To remedy this, I've written this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!
Strong glutes make strong lifters... and sexy ones too. Here's how to get yours in gear.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then bring them up. These exercises will do just that.
Band training for accommodating resistance, variable resistance, and max acceleration.
In this final installment, I'll cover some of the variations in more detail and I'll also be providing a training cycle that features the snatch as an "anchor" movement.
There's nothing more frustrating than committing to a training program that doesn't pan out. This is equally true for an athlete who might work hard yet still falls short of his expectations and the strength coach whose biggest satisfaction comes from the great strides his athletes make.
A noted nutrition expert gives you a peek into his pantry. How does yours compare?
Stretching is a lot like flossing. We know we should do it, we know it's beneficial, but a lot of us don't do it very often or very well.
I'm going to spare you nutrition intricacies like the latest information on Glut-4 transporter translocation and just give you the Cliff's Notes–or Clay's Notes–on how to piece together meals and eating plans that'll help you achieve your physique and/or strength goals.
How to Maximize Efficiency in the Gym
Anabolic Stretching for Anabolic Gains
Part Three of the Just Suck It Up Series