Category Archive for "Training"

2 workouts per week

CAN YOU BUILD MUSCLE WITH ONLY 2 WORKOUTS PER WEEK?

Sean Nalewanyj

When it comes to training for increased muscle size and strength, 3-4 weight training workouts per week is the usual standard for most average lifters. This is the “sweet spot” that I’d recommend to the majority of trainees, as it’s a…

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how long to lose muscle

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LOSE MUSCLE AFTER A GYM LAYOFF?

Sean Nalewanyj

It’s inevitable for every lifter out there – at some point, you’re going to have to take time away from the gym. Whether it’s due to a hectic period at school or work, a family issue of some kind, or…

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deadlift lower back pain

6 TIPS TO ELIMINATE LOWER BACK PAIN FROM DEADLIFTS

Sean Nalewanyj

Deadlifts and lower back pain. Lower back pain and deadlifts. For many lifters, these two things seem to go hand in hand. Because the deadlift is such a technically complex exercise and allows you to handle very heavy weights, it can…

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gym etiquette

10 ANNOYING GYM ETIQUETTE MISTAKES (DON’T BE THAT GUY)

Sean Nalewanyj

Proper gym etiquette should be a pretty straightforward thing… Treat other people in the gym the way you’d like to be treated. Unfortunately, there’s always a handful of members in every facility (complete newbies and seasoned vets alike) who fail…

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bench press plateau

10 TIPS TO BREAK THROUGH A BENCH PRESS PLATEAU

Sean Nalewanyj

Out of all the various weight training exercises that lifters tend to get “stuck” on, the basic barbell bench press is definitely one of the most common. Everyone in the gym wants a big bench, but even the most serious…

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bench press wrist pain

4 TIPS TO ELIMINATE BENCH PRESS WRIST PAIN / WRIST INJURY

Sean Nalewanyj

Got wrist problems while benching? You’re not alone. Bench press wrist pain is a very common complaint among lifters, and not being able to perform your benches properly due to something as simple as a nagging wrist can certainly be quite…

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is cardio necessary

IS CARDIO NECESSARY TO LOSE FAT DURING A CUTTING PHASE?

Sean Nalewanyj

When shifting into a cutting phase in order to lose fat and get lean, there are two basic steps most trainees follow… They lower their calorie intake. They increase their cardio. While there’s certainly a good deal of truth to…

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working out on vacation

BODYBUILDING WHILE ON VACATION: YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Sean Nalewanyj

Hard-training lifters often have a love/hate relationship when it comes to vacations. On the one hand, it’s a great time to kick back, relax and unwind from the regular day to day grind. Hanging out with friends and family, partying, and sipping…

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bodybuilding obsession

MY BODYBUILDING OBSESSION: 7 DUMB THINGS I USED TO DO (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

A bit of a different video for you today… In it, I share 7 overly obsessive and borderline weird things I did back during my “hardcore” bodybuilding days as a younger lifter. Days when simply getting as “huge” as possible…

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cardio mistakes

9 COMMON CARDIO MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Sean Nalewanyj

Just because you’ve decided to include some cardio in your fitness program doesn’t necessarily mean you’re performing it as effectively or as efficiently as you could be. And with all the conflicting fat loss information circulating out there on the…

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