Variety in training, used wisely, is one of the factors that keeps the gains coming. Try these odd but effective exercises to mix things up.
I've been riddled with guilt. I threw out a batch of mom's Christmas cookies today. Her fudge went too soft – as did my wife's cornbread-sausage stuffing, the candied yams, and the bowls of lovingly prepared homemade munchies that have been sitting around my house.
The best exercises are often the ones you aren't using. To prevent adaptation, try some of these unconventional movements.
Let's see if this situation sounds vaguely familiar. You're passionate about taking care of your body. You work out, you eat right, and you take supplements to fine tune the way your body looks, feels, and functions. If you piled up all the hours you've spent studying all this stuff, you'd think some University would just flat out give you a PhD.
Blend Olympic speed-strength exercises with hybrid sets and a few dirty tricks and what do you get? Really fast fat loss. Here’s how to do it.
4 Weeks To a New Personal Best!
Shake up your training with these untraditional exercises that build muscle and strength. Check ‘em out.
An Interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola
I'm here to tackle four of the most common myths you probably hear spouted as fact by some meathead at least once a week in the gym.
Last week, John Berardi, Lonnie Lowery, Cy Willson, and that annoying Jared kid from the TV commercials discussed different aspects of carbohydrate metabolism. When last we left them, they were about to start explaining the differences between individual types of carbohydrates.
It's been nearly two years since Lonnie Lowery and I teamed up to get our macronutrient roundtable on. First, we invited Cy Willson to share in an interesting protein discussion.
This is when the old saying, "necessity is the mother of invention" comes into play.
Another piece of the bodybuilding puzzle?
Five Ways to Get Unstuck and Turn Back on the Gains!
Across-the-board condemnation of dietary fat is like branding all drugs as bad... or all people of a particular ethnic background as undesirable. I suppose we could call the media hype against fat "nutritional racism."
"The aim of the legal action is to force the fast-food industry to "offer a larger variety to the consumers, including non-meat vegetarian, less grams of fat, and a reduction of size of their meals."
Progress stalled? Try something new. Give these exercises a shot.
An Interview with Charles Staley
An Interview with Bryan Haycock
What does having a “balanced diet” really mean? And is it even ideal for bodybuilders and athletes? Dr. Lowery looks at several popular approaches.
Sex, Sand, and Rock & Roll
Ever notice rust on your hands after working out?