This type of training raises the metabolism, preserves muscle, and torches fat. Here's how to do it.
Release the brakes that are holding your muscles back, and you'll get bigger gains in less time than you ever thought possible.
Cut your time in the gym without compromising your results? It's a smarter and more effective approach to training.
We challenged the surly Scot to come up with a fat loss program that could quickly shave off 10 pound of fat without dieting. He pretty much did it, but it'll work better if you clean up the dirty dieting.
Every good trainer has that moment of clarity when something he thought was true is brought into question. Alwyn calls these mini-epiphanies "Ah-ha" moments. Here are five "Ah-ha" moments that might just change the way you think, too.
Testosterone runs a lot of "sexy" new training articles. Trouble with that is the essential stuff, stuff like progression, energy system work, the 90% rule, and supplements, often gets forgotten. Not so with this article.
The boneheads in your gym only know one way to make an exercise tougher – add more weight. That's why boneheads never build more muscle, no matter how long they work out. Our resident Scotsman knows some remedies.
You know that it's better to go below parallel when squatting or that you don't have to stop half-way when you're leg pressing, but do you know why? Arm yourself with knowledge and bitch-slap that dopey personal trainer.
Maybe fat loss is never fun, but these routines are about as close as you'll get. Okay, maybe "fun" is too strong a word, but they beat running in place on a damn treadmill.
The five most important components of fat loss, all in one program. Check it out.
Strapped for time? That doesn't mean you can't lose fat. Prioritize your training to burn fat rapidly. Here's how.
It's that time of year again. The most dedicated and hardcore lifters are still in the gym for two hours a day, six days per week, while the rest of us (a.k.a. the non-loser majority) are facing a time-crunched, often unavoidable four to six week period packed full of bullshit shopping, crowded malls, kick ass family get-togethers, boring-as-all-hell family get-togethers, parties with friends, parties with co-workers, parties that you just crashed, and hangovers.
Chris Shugart recently wrote an article about balance. Basically he said, "Balance good, karate good, everything good. Balance bad? Better pack up, go home."
Owning my own facility and having access to all the equipment for my clients is awesome. But that's not where I started, nor is it necessary.
T-Nation asked Cosgrove to tell us his top ten tips. He gave us 34.
This isn't my usual type of article. Rather than launch into a specific training program, TC's given me this opportunity to launch into an Alwyn Cosgrove rant. A brief warning for the timid, however: I am the king of the politically incorrect.
Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.
The players: Alwyn Cosgrove, the Scottish strength and conditioning terror now based in California, and Chad Waterbury, the gunslingin' performance guru from Arizona.
In Part One of my "no curls" arm specialization training series, I talked about the absurdity of most arm specialization routines. I proposed that most trainees do more than enough biceps curls and triceps press downs and don't really need more of either of them.
"Absorb what is useful; reject what is useless."
If you've been around weight training for any length of time, you've probably read or tried an arm specialization routine. There are a bunch of these around with different cool names for what amounts to the same old shit: do a bunch of arm exercises. Yeah, the exercises change and the sets and reps change, but it still amounts to just doing more arm work.
"If you put a group of the most successful strength coaches in one room and their students in another, the students wouldn't agree on any training philosophy or principle, whereas the coaches would agree on almost everything."