Think of this as the Cliff Note's to the Ian King 101 class. Here you'll find the highlights of Ian's training principles that have changed the way most of us workout.
If a trainer were to come to us and say he had a method of ab training that would reduce the waist size of anyone in three weeks, we'd ask him what he was selling and then kick him out the door. Luckily, Don Alessi was a fast talker and before we could introduce him to the sidewalk, he'd convinced us that he had some pretty nifty ideas.
In his first TNT article, big Dave Tate cut through the BS and dropped some great training info on us. This week Dave provides us with a few more explosive tips and tricks, this time for the more advanced trainee.
Movements that "Trick" the Nervous System
There's a vicious rumor being spread by unknown parties that you should probably know about. Now, this rumor is pretty ugly so be prepared. Are you ready?
Admit it. A lot of times you plan your workouts around your major muscle groups and just "throw in" a few sets at the end for your ancillary muscles – calves, abs, and forearms.
(And one that really doesn't hurt much at all)
Part 2 continues to look at muscle catabolism, in addition to giving you methods by which to conduct fiendish laboratory-like experiments on yourself!
A behind the scenes look at the world of the strongman
Want to find out what it really takes to build a great physique? Then take a peek into the training journal of someone who's already done it.
Try something new, experiment, mix it up, sometimes let her get on top and hold the riding crop... well, you know what we mean.
Heavy weights. Forced reps. Negatives. They freakin' hurt. There's just no denying it. And yet we punish ourselves with these techniques like a bad boy at Mistress Cruella's House of Pain.
I've titled this article TNT (Tips-n-Tricks) for a very good reason. Many times it's the small things that make the biggest difference. Usually when reading a new book or article you walk away with one good idea. This one idea could've been presented in a paragraph or two. So I got to thinking, why not just provide all those great ideas in a format that cuts out the BS? What you're left with is pure TNT, the stuff great explosions are made of.
Given the fact that most people wouldn't dare deviate from the norm in the gym, they never try some of the coolest, most interesting exercises available.
Can you really zap on muscles, get abs, and boost athletic performance with EMS? Yes... and no. Here are the facts.
How you could stretch out a set by making use of the fact that you can give yourself a biomechanical advantage simply by changing your foot or hand position.
To bench big you have to have a plan. And if you've gone beyond beginner status that plan will have to be strategic. Start with this.
Reverse hypers and explosive standing calf raises
An observational analysis
Improve Your Grip Strength, Improve Your Physique
I have to admit, I debated long and hard about running this interview. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with it and I have nothing against Dorian Yates.
The author stopped lifting weights for five months to test out this MMA-based bodyweight training program. Here’s what he learned.
An Interview with Pavel Tsatsouline
Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged
Train your hamstrings, adductors and abductors with this unique exercise.