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, 5 February 2018
Monday, 18 December 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
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
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
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
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
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.