Category Archive for "General Training"

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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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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