Monday 22 January 2024

The Truth About Push Pull Legs

What is the best training split? If you know your iron game history, you will know that different splits have been popular at different times. Whole-body, Arnold, 3 days on, 1 day off, push-pull-legs, body part, upper-lower, and movement splits, have all had a turn in the popularity spotlight. Today the old push-pull-legs split has resurged in popularity. Regardless of who is using it, the real question is, should YOU use push-pull-legs? To help you answer this question, Let’s look at the pros, cons, and programming tips for push-pull-legs.

Monday 1 January 2024

5 New Years’ Training Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

Happy New Year! At the start of a new year, most people hit the gym with gusto. Those starting for the first time, those getting back into it, and those who train regularly are all on the same mission – to make this new year their best year. Why is it that gyms are packed in January yet back to normal by mid-February? Why is it that most people start the year in the exact same shape they started last January? If you want to make this your best year of training, you must avoid these 5 New Year’s training mistakes.

Does this feel like your gym in January?
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Monday 11 September 2023

Bands Are as Good as Barbells???

We all know that barbells are the ultimate training tool! Right? Are you sure? A systematic review and meta-analysis and some influencers might suggest otherwise. Let’s have a look at this research and more importantly – what this means for you and your training! 

Monday 21 August 2023

10 Things People Don’t Understand About Weight Loss

Stop trying to lose weight! If you follow the typical diet & fitness industry approach you will at best get temporary weight loss. However, you will likely gain fat, lose muscle, and harm your healthy in the long run. Let's look at 10 things people just don’t understand about weight loss. It’s time to stop being a repeat customer of the diet industry. It’s time you learn what really works to improve your long-term health and well-being. 

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Monday 14 August 2023

Natural Muscle Building: Bulking and Cutting

Generations of bodybuilders have followed the same practice: bulk up in the offseason to pack on muscle, then move to a cutting phase to get ripped before stepping on stage. This approach works great if you are on drugs. Steroids and other bodybuilding drugs are great not only for building muscle but also holding onto muscle during a cut. So, what does this mean for those of us who are not on drugs? Do we follow the same pattern as the drug-assisted or take a different approach? Let’s dive in!

Monday 7 August 2023

The HUGE TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) Mistake

Healthy levels of testosterone is important for your health and quality of life. As a result, many guys rightfully desire to optimize this important hormone. Today, countless men are doing TRT (testosterone replacement therapy). However, most of them are making a HUGE mistake you don’t want to make. 

Monday 31 July 2023

Does Core Training Really Improve Athletic Performance?

Everyone knows that to be a better athlete, you need to strengthen your core – right? Are you sure? This assumption has now been passed down from one generation of athletes to the next. Let’s look at the latest research and real-world experience to see if core training will really make a difference in your performance.