Monday, 26 March 2018

The Truth About Hormones and Muscle Building

Building muscle is hard work. If you are trying to build muscle, you know that first-hand. As a result, you want to make sure you are going the right direction. The common belief is that hormones such as testosterone, growth hormone and IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1) play an important role in the muscle-building process. As a result, there have been a number of studies published that investigate the best training methods to naturally increase these key muscle-building hormones. However, is this really where you should focus your muscle-building efforts? Thankfully, recent research has some answers for you…

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Monday, 5 February 2018

30 Scientifically Supported Ways to Build More Muscle

Building muscle – at least for most drug-free lifters is long, hard battle. However, too many people make it harder than it has to be by following sub-optimal muscle building protocols. Are you one of them? If you are investing your valuable time and effort into building muscle, are you getting the best possible return on your investment? The truth is you can speed up the process and amplify your gains – if you know what you are doing. If you want to know the best ways to build more muscle – keep reading!

Monday, 18 December 2017

Best of the Blog 2017

I can’t believe it is almost time to wrap-up 2017. As usual, I’m going to end year of blogging with a top-10 best of the blog list. If you missed any posts or you want a refresher, here are my most popular posts of 2017. 

Monday, 27 November 2017

6 Completely Overlooked Reasons Not to Take Steroids

Let’s be honest – performance-enhancing drugs are everywhere. From elite athletes to social media celebrities to the bro at your local gym, steroids are the norm. The question is should YOU use them? I’m not here to tell you what you should do. I’m not here to judge those who choose to take them. I’ve never touched a steroid in my life and I have no intention to. I don’t train or coach people who use drugs. However, too many people make decisions without having all the facts. If you are thinking of taking steroids, read this first! 
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Monday, 13 November 2017

Build Muscle with German Volume Training?

Do you want to shock your muscles into some new growth? What to try a completely different way to train? If so, German Volume Training might be just what you need. While popularized by Charles Poliquin in his writings in the 90’s, this style of training came from German National Weightlifting Coach Rolf Feser in the 1970’s. This style of training has also been used by Vince Gironda. The big question is, does it work? Recently, the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research published a study German Volume Training. Is it all it is cracked up to be? Let’s find out! 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Curastream: Vibrant Health and Fitness with Affordable Convenience

If there is one thing we all want, its great health. Imagine waking up each morning feeling great. You hop out of bed without the common aches and pains that plague most people. Your body is strong, lean, fit and flexible. It is ready to help you meet each of your day’s demands with ease. Bring-on work, school, kids, gym, outdoor recreation, sports – even emergencies – you are fit and ready for whatever life throws at you. If there are two things we could all use more of, they are time and money. Now there is a way that you can achieve vibrant health and fitness with affordable convenience.

Monday, 23 October 2017

The Most Powerful Exercise

Power is the ultimate game-changer. Yes, skill, mental toughness, strategies, and decision-making are crazy important. However, from a physical standpoint, power separates the great from the good. Power is the ability to blow past your opponent, deliver a knockout punch, soar effortlessly through the air and make the big plays that win big games. The big question is –what is the best way to train for power? As a strength and conditioning coach, this question has been a major focus of my life’s work. Last year my strength coach interns and I created an experiment to discover the most powerful exercise. Here is what we found.