Forced Reps: An Advanced Training Technique To Achieve Progressive Overload Forced reps are a great training technique for the advanced gym-goer to achieve progressive overload and continue to build muscle while also forging mental toughness in the process. We've discussed super sets and drop sets before which are equally valuable training techniques... but neither of those … [Read more...] about Forced Reps: Build Muscle And Mental Toughness
Want To Improve Your Life? Fill Your House With Plants! A few years ago a study NASA performed indicating just how good indoor house plants were for purifying air went viral on the internet, however not too long after this was published more research was released deeming this in fact not be the case... Ok, plants may not clean the air and strip harmful toxins to the degree … [Read more...] about Why You Need To Fill Your House With Plants (With Studies!)
Drop Sets Explained There are a ton of different training techniques that come and go but the drop set remains one of few that've stood the test of time. 80~ years ago Henry Atkins, editor of Body Culture magazine published an article on the 'multi-poundage system', this is thought to be the origins of the drop set that is every single day in gyms around the world. The … [Read more...] about Drop Sets Explained: How To Use Them To Stack On Size
The Anabolic Window I'm sure you've read about it online before or perhaps heard some guys talking about it in the gym. "You MUST get your post-workout whey protein shake in within half an hour of finishing your workout for maximum gains" I've seen guys sprinting out of the gym to get their shaker out of the car after a workout to ensure they don't miss the window. The … [Read more...] about Anabolic Window: Legitimate Or Broscience?
The Hyperbolic Time Chamber If you've seen Dragonball Z then the Hyperbolic Time Chamber needs no introduction... in case you haven't let me give you the run down. The Hyperbolic Time Chamber, also known as the room of spirit and time is a room that contains quarters to eat, sleep and remain sheltered... beyond these essentials the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is infinite. The … [Read more...] about Hyperbolic Time Chamber In Real Life
Should You Lock Out When Lifting? When it comes to whether you should lock out (i.e. fully extend your joint, be it your knee, elbow or shoulder) there is no clear and concise answer. A quick Google search will show you that guys on bodybuilding, powerlifting and general fitness forums have been arguing over this exact point for the better part of two decades. Frankly I … [Read more...] about Should You Lock Out When Lifting?
The Vince Gironda Neck Press When it comes to muscle development and lagging body parts the most common muscle group that I've encountered guys struggling with is their chest. Shoulders, arms, legs... with average genetics, provided you're performing the main exercises with decent form consistently you'll see a consistent stream of steady gains, unfortunately the same … [Read more...] about The Vince Gironda Neck Press For Unprecedented Chest Gains
Greasing The Groove For Pull-Ups There are many specific training protocols out there to force our body to grow in terms of size and strength - from drop-sets to giant sets, pause reps, forced reps... I'm sure you've heard of a number of these at least. One powerful training technique that is rarely discussed is greasing the groove. Now, let's establish straight up that … [Read more...] about Greasing The Groove: How To Get Really Good At Pull-Ups
3 Proven Methods (With Studies!) To Burn Fat Eat this food, do this exercise... when it comes to fat loss there are 101 different recommendations out there, unfortunately a large number of these are misinformation and broscience spread on forums and by personal trainers to their clients. Don't waste your time, effort or money implementing techniques that haven't been proven … [Read more...] about 3 Proven Methods (With Studies!) To Burn Fat
You Can't Fire A Cannon Out Of A Canoe Want to increase your bench press? Hit a plateau on your overhead press? Looking to develop your punching power be it on the bag or in the ring? I'm a big believer in the saying "You don't get better at something by not doing it." It's true - if you want crazy endurance you must constantly work on your endurance, you won't build a … [Read more...] about You Can’t Fire A Cannon Out Of A Canoe