In the first installment of this article, I discussed the various benefits of the snatch and I also hinted at the large number of possible snatch variations.
My bodybuilding training includes a bit more heavy lifting than most "regular" bodybuilding programs, and as such will lead to some significant strength gains.
In this last installment of this series, I want to give you a quick three-week physical peaking routine designed to help you gain some more muscle while increasing muscle density. You should also be able to lose more fat in this stage.
What you need to know about ingesting fats.
Replace some of your usual exercises with the ones here. Mix things up and start making progress again.
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.
Get revitalized and ready for your next mass program!
The Psychology of Body Transformation and Peak Performance.
Eights fruits and vegetables you should be eating… whether you like them or not! Check out the list.
A while back here at T-Nation, I released a series on what I called Pendulum Training. This is basically a training system that has you switching from structural training to functional training every week.
Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.
When you’re near the end of a strict competition-style diet, extreme measures are often needed. Try these tricks out.
Simple calorie draining techniques for contest dieters or people who just want to get lean fast. Check ‘em out.
Get ready to mutate, in a good way. Here’s weeks 4-6 of a Coach Thibaudeau’s 12-week transformation plan.
More tips and tricks for staying in a negative energy balance when cutting.
Tips and tricks for replacing higher calorie foods with filling, lower calorie fare to keep you full when cutting.
A new exercise is mentally stimulating. It turns your brain on, excites the nervous system and breaks you out of the training blahs. Try these out.
I've been brought back to the basics of solid–one might even say "manly"–nutrition too many times lately for it not to affect my writing.
Break out of your training rut and adopt some challenging new exercises. Here are 8 to test out.
In his classic 1984 book, Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach, Fred Hatfield presented a model of training aimed at exploiting the adaptations provided by each of the three dominant rep ranges used in the strength training of that era (4-6, 10-12 and 20-25 reps).
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.
This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.