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.
There’s no single best training tool. Instead of searching for one, increase the size of your toolbox. Here’s how to make your workouts practical and effective.
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.
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Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.
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.
T-Nation asked Cosgrove to tell us his top ten tips. He gave us 34.
Got 20 minutes? Then you have time for a great workout. Follow these guidelines.
Chris Shugart recently wrote an article about balance. Basically he said, "Balance good, karate good, everything good. Balance bad? Better pack up, go home."
"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."
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.
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The five most important components of fat loss, all in one program. Check it out.
Complexes are a challenging and effective way to burn fat quickly. Bonus: They’re not boring like running on a treadmill. Here’s how to do them.
The best squat depth? The right position for the knees? Here’s what you need to know.
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.
Anytime you plateau in training, it's rarely because your program isn't complex enough. Usually it's because you've strayed from the basics. Here's an overview of the basics of training.
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.
If you can almost see your abs, but not quite, this plan is for you. Warning: It’s tough!
Cut your time in the gym without compromising your results? It's a smarter and more effective approach to training.
Eating more and training more can get you pretty far. But if you’ve stopped making progress, it’s time to reassess and do things differently. Here’s what may be putting your gains on hold.
This type of training raises the metabolism, preserves muscle, and torches fat. Here's how to do it.