About 2 years ago, we asked one of our resident nutrition and supplement gurus, John Berardi, to give us a peek into his training journal. While best known for dispersing dietary dogma, JB has built a rock-solid physique from countless hours of fraternizing with heavy dumbbells and barbells.
How to build power and functional hypertrophy with timed sets
We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume.
How to use Strength-Endurance Training to be Stronger... Longer
Everything you need to know to develop a strong, powerful core.
How to Identify and Correct Imbalances
Everything you need to know about your rotator cuff (and more.) Here’s how to keep it healthy and strong.
How to Build a 3-D Upper Body
How many Mondays have you been to the gym, anxiously awaiting your chest workout, only to find that you have to wait 45 minutes just to get on a bench? It seems that every guy in the gym trains his chest on Monday; it's a foregone conclusion.
The MacGyver TV show was about a guy who made complicated machines or devices out of ordinary things. For instance, he could take down a helicopter with a fan, a dough-scraper, and some duct tape. Similarly, he could use a light bulb to make a set of lock picks.
John Berardi will cover the interesting abstracts related to muscle physiology, muscle metabolism, hormones, weight loss, and nutrition.
Much like a voluptuous vixen who loves to cook and clean, endurance-based conditioning programs that won't wreak havoc on strength and hypertrophy are hard to come by.
You’ve probably never tried this training method. If your goal is size, you definitely should. Check it out.
This week David Barr will cover the interesting abstracts related to endurance training, strength training, athletic performance and recovery.
An interview with Stuart McGill, Part 2
An interview with Stuart McGill
How to Get "Ass to Grass" when Squatting
Look around your gym. Most trainees lack the calf thickness to suspend a pair of double striped knee socks, let along balance out the size and symmetry of the lower leg. Now look in the mirror. Are you one of them?
New exercises, new format, new pain!
Interested in strength? Here's a training program, some training wisdom, and a little life advice from an iron icon.
Breathing isn't one of those things we normally think about. Being the morons that we are – according to the general public, at least – bodybuilders generally prefer to devote our limited brain power towards things which seem more pertinent, such as calculating food intake or figuring out which tank top will make our guns look the biggest (okay, maybe that one's just me).
Dave gives some great tips about how to overcome weaknesses or sticking points in the squat, deadlift, and bench press that should aid the bodybuilder or athlete in general.
How Often Should I Work Out?