Archive for category: Training
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08
2018

Variation For Hypertrophy

A hugely misunderstood and misapplied principle of strength training is variation. Lifters either vary their training too frequently or not frequently enough, which leads them to spin their wheels and plateau. Whilst there is no universal way to program, there are better and worse ways to apply the...

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07
2018

Training for Hypertrophy: The Quads

In this new series, I’d like to lay out thorough general training recommendations for all major bodyparts. To begin, I’d like to address quad training, and in the interest of producing regular content, I’ve opted to break each bodypart’s training recommendations into parts, beginning with training f...

19
07
2018

Training for Hypertrophy: The Quads

In this new series, I’d like to lay out thorough general training recommendations for all major bodyparts. To begin, I’d like to address quad training, and in the interest of producing regular content, I’ve opted to break each bodypart’s training recommendations into parts, beginning with training f...

20
04
2018

Are You Overtrained? 7 Symptoms To Look For

  Overtraining is a topic of enormous popularity, both among ‘bros’ (ala “You have to wait a week after training a bodypart, to let it recover.”) and in the evidence-based community (just look to the past three years of continuous discussion of Maximum Recoverable volume). Unfortunately, it rem...

06
04
2018

When Working Hard Doesn’t Work

Work ethic is extremely important, but it’s not a substitute for intelligence. Here’s why.   There’s no question that maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires real, consistent effort, and the weight of this obligation is only increased for the bodybuilder or performance athlete. However, the fa...

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02
2018

How To Bring Up A Weak Bodypart

Learn what the relevant muscle(s) actually do Let’s open with an analogy: if you’re going to build a house, you need to start by laying the foundation – because if you don’t, the remainder of the structure, no matter how sturdy in its own right, might collapse. By the same token, if you find y...