Most lifters try to progress in strength, hypertrophy, stretching, and conditioning at the same time. Huge mistake! Here's a better way to, well, get better.
Researchers Jar Physiology World With Evidence of Other Hamstring Movements.
It occurred to us that our website didn't really contain any workouts. I mean, if you, the loyal reader, just wanted to log on and pull out a new workout, you couldn't do it. You'd probably have to resort to pulling out a copy of Ironman or something (shudder).
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.
8 Weeks to a Killer Vertical
From warm-ups and running to box squats and grip work, here’s the athlete’s guide to get bigger and stronger.
Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.
You like to look good naked. Your training revolves around aesthetics. You're a bodybuilder.
Obsessed endurance athletes like triathloners need to pick up some heavy weights if they want to stay strong and injury-free. Here's how.
Here's a basic, balls-out program that works around the busy guy’s life.
Give your triceps training a much-needed shake-up and start hammering out some horseshoes!
The Unconventional Workout guy tackles shoulders and comes up with some innovative deltoid-plateau busters!
Got a set of biceps that haven't grown since the Clinton years? Well, put down that cigar and start stretching some shirtsleeves.
Still doing three sets of crunches for abs before leaving the gym? Check out this article for a new approach to the coveted six-pack.
Can you really build stronger, wider lats in 14 days? Yes, but it’s really going to hurt. Here’s how to do it.
I'm going to describe a little 6-week program that I call Tsunami Training (I'll get to why I call it that a little later). It's based, for the most part, on training methodologies that I picked up from Ian King and Charles Poliquin, with some razzle-dazzle thrown in by myself.
If you're stuck in a rut and you've been training for more than a year, this program will induce appreciable strength and size gains.
What would you give to have delts so big and wide that you had to strip naked and coat yourself with lard before being able to pass from room to room?
Moderate weight or moderate sets? Use more reps per set, or use heavier weight, more sets, and fewer reps per set? God almighty, which is the optimal way to train for size?
Most strength coaches will categorize an athlete or client into one of three classes based on their responsiveness to training: easy gainer, hard gainer and average gainer. Let's take a look at each category.
Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.
Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.
You hear it all the time. It's one of the favorite sayings from high-intensity pundits and other "briefer is better" trainees.
Boost the big three lifts with supramaximal holds and this plan of action.
Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.