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
Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover as many needs as possible in a short period of time with a circuit of exercises?
An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist
"Ms. Beast" tells how to develop a shapely, firm physique
In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.
Energy, intensity, concentration, drive, power, confidence, even euphoria!
We're going to zoom off into the stratosphere with some nutritional modalities and, for lack of a better word, treatments that are new, wild and downright exciting.
It's the sound you never want to hear when weight training. Sometimes you feel it immediately; sometimes you sense something happen but it takes a few hours for the full impact to hit you. Either way you've injured your back. The big question is, what do you do?
"Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"
Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!
What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.
It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.
The Blind Leading the Blind
The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.
A while back we asked some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips, but when Ian King tackled this assignment, he decided to go about it in a different way.
The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.
An Interview with Lou Schuler.
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.
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.
Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.
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.
High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth