Monday, 30 March 2015

The Best Rep Range

If you could only do one rep range for the rest of your life, what would you do? Of course that would be a hypothetical situation and you live in the real world. However, thinking though hypothetical questions such as this can be a great way to enhance your knowledge of effective training and help you get better results! Is there really a rep range that is better than all the others? I think there is.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Building Natural vs Drug Assisted Muscle

When it comes to building muscle, many people turn to drugs. However, many other people (myself included) choose not to use drugs. The problem is that many natural lifters follow the training methods of those using drugs. If you want to build lean muscle without drugs, you need to go about things a little different than you would if you were using drugs. Here is how you can build natural muscle.

Monday, 16 March 2015

The Perfect Balance Between Sports and Lifting

If you want to be a great athlete, you have to have the right balance between playing and practicing your sport. However, few find this perfect balance and end up doing too much or too little. As a result, they get hurt or leave a lot of athletic potential on the table. Here is how you can find the perfect balance between your sport and lifting.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Is "If It Fits Your Marcos" Right for You?

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One of today’s many popular diets is the “if it fits your macros” diet or IIFYM for short. The idea behind the diet is that you focus on eating a specific number of calories, grams of proteins, fats and carbs. You can have the flexibility to eat what you want, as long as you end up with the correct numbers for your total calories and macronutrients at the end of the day. Is this another silly diet fad, is it a great way to wreck your progress or is it the diet answer you’ve been looking for? To answer these questions, you need to first ask yourself the following questions?

Monday, 2 March 2015

Trap Bar vs Straight Bar Deadlifts

Every exercise has pros and cons. To get the best possible results, you want to weigh the pros and cons of each exercise option to find the best one for you. I love deadlifts. They build real-life strength, improve sport performance, build muscle, burn fat and are very time efficient. Also, there are many great variations to choose from. One option for deadlifts is the hex or trap bar. Is this better than a straight bar deadlift? Let’s find out.

Monday, 23 February 2015

6 Mistakes That Are Keeping You from Losing Fat

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Nothing is more frustrating than putting your valuable time and sweat-equity into pursuing a goal and then having nothing to show for it. When it comes to fat loss, sure there are people who are lazy and not willing to work for it. However, there are also those who are working hard, but making mistakes that end up killing all their hard work. A while back a wrote about 5 Common Mistakes that Slow Down Your Fat Loss. Here are 6 more mistakes that will keep you from getting to your fat loss goal.

Monday, 16 February 2015

8 Superior Alternatives to 8 Popular Stretches

Why do you do the specific stretches that you do? If you are like most people, you simply do what you have always done. You learned a stretch years ago by a trainer, coach, PE teacher or therapist and you have kept doing it ever since. However, many of these popular stretches not only fail to effectively stretch the target muscle(s), they also place unnecessary stress on the surrounding structures. If you are doing to be spending your valuable time stretching, here are 8 better replacements for 8 common stretches.