Category Archive for "General Training"

bulking progress

HOW TO TRACK PROGRESS DURING A BULKING PHASE (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 Just as a business owner would track their financial gains/losses or an athlete would monitor their performance over time, you should also be tracking the results from your muscle building program from week to week to get an objective…

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bodybuilding and sports

DOES PLAYING SPORTS NEGATIVELY IMPACT MUSCLE GROWTH? (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 Will playing sports have a negative impact on your muscle size and strength gains? The short answer is that it depends on how you go about it. If you’re looking to gain muscle but are also playing sports regularly…

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bodybuilding injury prevention

7 KEY BODYBUILDING INJURY PREVENTION TIPS (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 If you truly want to build muscle, gain strength and transform your body effectively, consistent hard training in the gym with a focus on progressive overload is the only real way to get there. It’s important to keep in…

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body recomposition

THE TRUTH ABOUT “RECOMPING”: IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE? (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 “Should I bulk or cut first?” This is one of the most fundamental questions a beginning lifter can ask. But what if it were possible to “recomposition” by both gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time? Can…

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bodybuilding fitness competition

WHY I DON’T COMPETE AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 Ever thought about competing in a bodybuilding/fitness contest? While those lean and shredded physiques might look very impressive at first glance, there’s a lot more going on “behind the scenes” when it comes to dropping to those very low…

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are lifting straps cheating

ARE LIFTING STRAPS “CHEATING?” SHOULD YOU USE THEM? (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 Weightlifting straps are a common training tool that many lifters use as part of their workouts. These are basically a thick set of leather, canvas or nylon that are wrapped around your wrists and then around the bar or…

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bigger in clothes

HOW TO LOOK BIGGER IN CLOTHES: 6 TIPS (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

What’s one of the biggest challenges of being a natural trainee who stays relatively lean year round? It’s the fact that you’ll look very impressive when shirtless or in a tank top, but then have a good portion of that…

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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 and…

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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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