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. 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Home Gym Set-Up Guide, Bonus: Free Training Program Included

The most common reasons people don’t exercise are: time, location, money and kids. If you are like me, you find public gyms annoying, distracting and restricting (e.g. bad bars, no heavy dumbbells, TV’s (seriously!), non-round plates, no banging weights, squat racks turned into curl racks, no chalk, no grunting and no farmer’s walk bars, no specialty bars, no rings or room to sprint, throw a med ball or do loaded carries). Beginners also often mention that they find public gyms intimating. The good news is that all of these problems magically disappear when you train at home – if you get the right stuff and know what you are doing.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Do Carbs and Insulin Really Make You Fat?

After the low-fat craziness of the 80’s and early 90’s, the pendulum swung in the opposite direction. All of a sudden, carbs were public enemy number 1! The theory was simple: refined carbohydrates raise insulin levels. Insulin causes fat storage. Therefore, keep insulin levels low by eating a low-carb diet and avoiding high-glycemic foods and you will lose weight. While it seems simple enough, but is it true? Let us see what the latest research has to say…

Monday, 18 September 2017

Your Complete Guide to Building a Stronger Grip

Grip strength rocks! Whether you want to build a bone-crushing handshake for the business boardroom, improve sports performance, build functional, real-life strength, lift more weight in the gym, be ready for emergencies or never have to ask for help to open the pickle jar again, this post is for you!