The One Piece of Workout Advice You Never Hear, But Should December 10 2014

  When it comes to working out, there is a ton of advice regarding what you should and shouldn’t do. For example, you should never lift weights that are way too heavy for you and you should always use proper form to avoid injury. However, there is one piece of advice that you never hear, but could make a difference in your results. What is it? Smile when you are...

3 Ways to Boost Your Endurance November 27 2014

  According to Wikipedia, endurance is defined as “the ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue.” Does this sound like a power that you want more of in your life? If so, there are three ways to get it. #1: High Intensity Lifting...

6 Most Important Dos and Don’ts for Professional Body Builders September 07 2014

    Professional body building is like any other sport. There is a way to go about it that will bring you a physique worthy of medals and awards, and there are things that you could be doing that might contribute to your inability to achieve pro status. How do other body builders earn top honors? They follow a few extremely important dos and don’ts.  Here is three of each:...

Strength / Power – Starting Workout Plan March 07 2014

  As charted in ‘Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training’, a beginner starts with 3 or 4 entire-body exercises and after warm-up sets performs 3 work sets (excluding the deadlift) at a weight that is founded on the performance during the preceding workout. When the prearranged sets and repetitions are accomplished at the given weight, the load is brought up for the next workout. This is very basic, and it works...

Step Loading February 05 2014

The step loading model of training permits a progressive overload that is intermingled with stages of unloading and is occasionally referred to as a traditional or classic periodization model. The use of unloading stages or training loads allows for rejuvenation, superior physiological adaptations, and phases of psychological repair. With the step loading pattern, a wavelike increase in training load transpires. Because one training session is inadequate to provoke perceptible physiological...

How to Increase Your Testosterone Naturally Yet Effectively January 30 2014

    Although lower testosterone levels have traditionally been considered something that affects older men, research suggests that this hormone starts to decline after a man hits a rather young 30 years old. Levels that get too low can result in a lower sex drive and problems with performance, depression, and even issues with keeping focus on a task at hand. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, going...

Top 5 Pieces of CrossFit FItness Equipment January 07 2014

CrossFit is the newest rage and not without good reason. It makes you functionally fit so that you not only enjoy the advantages of being healthy, but your day to day activities become easier as you are engaging in exercises that are designed to mimic the things you already do. So, what CrossFit equipment should you make sure you have to gain the benefits that come from this form of...

The Relationship between Strength Training and Mass for women November 25 2013

    It seems to be a fairly prevalent thought that any kind of strength training will inevitably make you excessively huge and bulky. This is definitely not the case, for if it were, there would be hundreds of millions of hulks stomping around across the globe. There seems to be a delusion, especially among women, that lifting weights will you cause to ‘bulk up’. In reality, if performed correctly, you will...

Dynamic Exercises – Strength training properties November 06 2013

The training properties of dynamic strength exercises are vary considerably when they are performed at altered movement rates. In 1975, sport scientist Lelikov documented the rate of movements of 169 weightlifters performing the same exercises (Clean and Jerk, Squat, and Snatch) over the course of sixteen weeks, three times a week. The objective of their training sessions was to augment maximal strength, or rather the maximal weight on the barbell...

Strength Training Repetition Method October 25 2013

  The repetition method, otherwise recognised as the bodybuilding method, is the top method for the development of muscular hypertrophy. It is the techniquewherein all accessory and supplemental exercises are trained and is defined as lifting a sub-maximal load to muscular failure. It is well-documented that maximal force is produced by the muscles in a physically drained state (due to the recruitment of the most powerful motor units). This structure...