Right now someone… somewhere… is opening up a bodybuilding mag in a foolhardy attempt to gain information. The search for information is commendable: when you don’t know what to do, … Continue Reading Basic Programming, Part 1: Training Splits
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Have you been stuck in a rut for awhile? Maxes not going up? Body fat loss remaining stagnant? Chances are your endurance sucks. Try this total body complex that crushes … Continue Reading Plateau Crusher: The Total Body Barbell Complex
Instagram coaches and fitness marketers have taken to all platforms of social media to tout how easy it is to “get ripped in 21 days” or to be “built like … Continue Reading A Cost-Analysis of “Leanness”
There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence that people experiencing any symptoms of back pain shouldn’t deadlift. Arguments for and against are numerous which begs the question: do you even need to deadlift?
Sometimes training can be downright boring. Doing the same thing week after week with only subtle changes to the routine can be mind-numbing. Oftentimes, this boredom can lead to program … Continue Reading The Truth About Boring Training
All else being equal, the stronger, faster athlete will always win. This concept holds true for virtually every level of every team sport… and a few singles sports as well. … Continue Reading Stable Environments Yield the Best Strength Gains
For those not in the “know”, GPP Stands for General Physical Preparedness. The operative word here is “general.” We’ve talked at length about the differences between general & specific programming as … Continue Reading The Best GPP Strength Exercises
If there’s one thing that CrossFit, P90-X, and various recent fitness trends have done well, it’s reminding a lot of people that yielding positive results from a fitness program is … Continue Reading Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations
There’s always debate about which has the better training effect: bilateral training or unilateral. In other words, is working with both legs/arms better than working with just one limb at … Continue Reading Bilateral Training vs. Unilateral Training: Which is Better?
Are you finding it hard to replicate the meteoric rise in your bench, squat, or deadlift? Take charge of your lifeless program with an adjustment to load, sets, reps, and … Continue Reading Make Big Gains with EMOM Training
In Part 1, we covered the benefits of a well-rounded stretching program in conjunction with a balanced exercise program. In Part 2, we covered the various techniques and their function … Continue Reading Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching, Part 3: Programming
In Part 1, we took a look at the benefits of stretching before and after exercise and training sessions. Hopefully it motivated some of you to re-examine your own routines … Continue Reading Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching Part 2: Techniques
There are a good many things related to exercise, fitness, and athletics that pretty much everyone knows to be true at this point. Getting quality rest, enough sleep, and balanced nutrition should … Continue Reading Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching: Part 1
The squat is one of the big 3 powerlifting measures in competition and the standard by which all lower body strength training programs are measured. In other words, if you can’t … Continue Reading How to Build a Bigger Squat
Foam rolling has exploded recently as a popular technique for self-myofascial release (SMR). Foam rollers are found everywhere now in gyms, personal training studios, university weight rooms and even at … Continue Reading Foam Rolling: A Brief Guide to Self-Myofascial Release