Forget anything you've heard about working your calves, and get ready to learn the most productive calf routine I've ever used.
Steve was about to begin a big bulking phase and wanted some advice. He had read the original Big Bulking Tips article and applied many of the ideas with great success, putting on 15 pounds in a little over two months.
In four months I'll be a whopping 28 years old. I know a thing or two about training and all that goes into it, but I also respect the fact that there's a hell of a lot I don't know enough about, and other topics I need to know something about that I'm not even aware of!
This article isn't going to overwhelm you with neuroscience or obscure language. Nope, it's going to be bare-bones simple. As I've learned over the years, elementary advice is usually what helps people most, and it tends to work best.
Thib, you seem to be able to come up with a lot of new and effective exercises. Got any more that I could use to spice up my training?
Got 20 minutes? Then you have time for a great workout. Follow these guidelines.
It's very apparent to me that there are many coaches and fitness writers who don't understand the nervous system. I'm not the least bit surprised because your nervous system is arguably the most complex and ambiguous system in your body.
When many of us think of perfect physiques, we think of those belonging to Golden Age bodybuilders. These champions of the past were muscular, strong, healthy, and athletic. It's cliche but it's true: women wanted them; men wanted to be them.
Although I'm better known as someone who works with high-performing athletes, I started out–like most coaches and trainers-by working with "everyday folks", and interestingly enough, after 20+ years in the game, something unusual has happened:
Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.
When it comes to exercise performance, especially the more exotic movements I often prescribe, most people grasp the big picture but miss the finer points. To remedy this, I created this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises. Here's the newest installment!
Okay, tough guy, so you want to write your own training programs, eh? You think you've got what it takes?
Finding your highest energy balance point leads to the highest metabolic rate and the best body. Here’s how to do it.
The key to using stimulants like Spike wisely is to find the dosage that fits your mental and physical groove. Here’s how.
Chapter Three: Whole Grains
Lifting weights, slaying dragons, and finding out what you’re really made of. What are you questing for? Check this out.
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.
This is Lucky 13, a rapid fire Q & A session with a training or nutrition expert who matters. It's fast, furious, and to the point.
You like to look good naked. Your training revolves around aesthetics. You're a bodybuilder.
As most T-Mag readers know, John Berardi's been around the block so many times, he makes the mailman look like a slacker. A nutrition consultant to everyone from hockey players to soccer moms, when this guy talks sports nutrition - you'd better listen. Need more convincing?
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.
If they aren't growing, is high frequency training the answer?