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
Are dietary academic arguments making people even fatter? Intriguing info here.
Get Functional, Get Structural, Get Started!
How to build power and functional hypertrophy with timed sets
We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume.
How to Identify and Correct Imbalances
The MacGyver TV show was about a guy who made complicated machines or devices out of ordinary things. For instance, he could take down a helicopter with a fan, a dough-scraper, and some duct tape. Similarly, he could use a light bulb to make a set of lock picks.
In the first part of this three-part series, Cassandra will cover the interesting abstracts related to dietary fat, fat metabolism, and gender differences.
While I do my best try to stay abreast of the latest nutrition and supplement research, once in a while I find myself totally ignorant to an important topic or sound body of literature.