Category Archive for "General Training"

forced reps

ARE FORCED REPS EFFECTIVE FOR BUILDING MUSCLE?

Sean Nalewanyj

 A reader recently sent in a question on a topic I haven’t yet covered in a blog post… “What do you think about the use of forced reps? Are forced reps effective for squeezing out some extra muscle size…

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reduce water retention

7 WAYS TO REDUCE WATER RETENTION FOR BETTER MUSCLE DEFINITION

Sean Nalewanyj

Water is critical for every aspect of life. After all, your body is almost two-thirds water. But for those wanting to carve out a lean, defined and muscular body, too much water can sometimes be a bad thing. I’m talking…

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bodybuilding proportions

THE “IDEAL” BODYWEIGHT/MEASUREMENTS FOR AN AESTHETIC PHYSIQUE?(VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 In today’s video I explain why your exact bodyweight and muscle measurements are just one piece of the equation when it comes to achieving an “aesthetic” physique, and why you shouldn’t over-emphasize them or get too hung up on…

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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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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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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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increase testosterone

10 SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS NATURALLY

Sean Nalewanyj

Gas prices go up, testosterone levels go down. There’s no correlation, but it’s a trend that just keeps on going. In fact, researchers have found that the testosterone levels of the average American man have dropped by 17% over the last twenty…

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ego lifting

HOW HEAVY SHOULD YOU LIFT? (“EGO LIFTING” VS. LIGHT WEIGHTS)

Sean Nalewanyj

Which method of bodybuilding training is most effective for stimulating muscle growth over the long term… 1) Heavy “ego lifting” where the primary aim is to lift as much weight as possible and simply move it from point A to point B regardless…

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