One Question Every Lifter Must Answer

Really good article and advice from Chris Shugart over at T Nation on how its important to be very honest with yourself about your training and nutrition and getting the results you want. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ If you want to get bigger, stronger, or leaner, one question must be asked. Answer honestly and you’ll make more progress. Take a look. The question … Read More

Protein Facts You Better Know!

Just in case you don’t know the facts when it comes to protein. Jamie Hale over at T Nation helps to separate fact from fiction when it comes to protein myths that never seem to die. _______________________________________________________________________________________ The Facts, the Myths, and the Real Science Everyone has an opinion about protein, and the myths surrounding it are rampant. That’s why … Read More

Tip: Turn Up the Volume

More great information from Brad Schoenfeld on the best way to train for increased muscle mass and the best way to implement it into your training. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ramp up training volume if your main goal is size. Here’s the smart way to do it. Back in the 1970’s, Arthur Jones popularized the so-called high-intensity training (HIT, not to be confused … Read More

5 Form Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Lifting weights with proper form is important for injury prevention as well as ensuring you effectively target the correct muscles during the movement. Dr. Joel Seedman breaks down 5 common mistakes he sees people making in the gym. _____________________________________________________________________________ Fix These Upper-Body Training Mistakes to Grow Maybe you were coached incorrectly. Or maybe these common form mistakes are just too … Read More

4 Myths Many Lifters Actually Believe

Christian Thibaudeau over at T Nation laying the smack down on some common misconceptions people still have with regards to training. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Common Misconceptions About Abs, Cardio and More Everything works in theory, but some training methods just don’t produce enough benefits to justify the effort. Other training beliefs are just plain wrong. Here are the worst offenders. Sorting them … Read More

7 Ways to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

This article by Kasey Esser over at TNATION made me realize that I suffer from Anterior Pelvic Tilt. This explains why I have struggled with lower back pain after squatting, especially since I returned to training late last year. Now that I know this I am hopeful following these recommendations will help be a better lifter and bodybuilder. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Correct … Read More

Tip: Use Cluster Sets for Size & Strength

Interesting way to train both strength and hypertrophy in the same set from Christian Thibaudeau over at T Nation. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Cluster sets have always been great for strength gains. Here’s a new twist on them that’ll maximize hypertrophy too. Cluster sets are one of the most powerful training methods for intermediate and advanced lifters. A typical set looks like this: … Read More