Category Archive for "General Training"

is a weight lifting belt necessary?

“SHOULD I WEAR A WEIGHTLIFTING BELT?” (PROS AND CONS)

Sean Nalewanyj

“Should I wear a weightlifting belt?” Although you’ll often be answered with a definite “yes” or “no” when you ask this question, the real truth is that it depends. Just like with most questions related to bodybuilding and strength training, it’s not…

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do women like muscles

LEAN & MUSCULAR BODY = MORE SUCCESS WITH WOMEN?

Sean Nalewanyj

Today I wanted to shift gears and cover a bit of a different topic… How much will having a lean and muscular body affect your success with women? A lot of guys who are just getting into weightlifting seem to…

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bodybuilding stretch marks

BODYBUILDING STRETCH MARKS: CAN THEY BE ELIMINATED?

Sean Nalewanyj

The good news? You’ve stayed consistent to your training and nutrition plan, put in weeks and months of solid hard work, and have packed on some significant muscle size and strength as a reward for your efforts. The bad news? All that…

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deload week

THE BENEFITS OF A “DELOAD WEEK” (AND HOW TO DO IT PROPERLY)

Sean Nalewanyj

It might seem counter-intuitive that taking time away from the gym would assist you in building more muscle over the long term, but that’s exactly what a “deload week” can help you accomplish. In this post I’ll be explaining exactly what…

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workout variation

WHY CHANGING YOUR WORKOUT TOO OFTEN IS A MISTAKE

Sean Nalewanyj

Chances are you’ve come across the term “muscle confusion” at some point or another… It’s the idea that you need to be constantly switching up your workouts from week to week by varying your exercise selection, rep ranges and rest periods in…

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muscular upper body

THE KEY TO A WIDE AND POWERFUL LOOKING UPPER BODY

Sean Nalewanyj

In today’s post I’m answering a question that recently popped up on my Facebook Page in regards to upper body training… Although part of this just comes down to a matter of perspective since everyone will perceive physiques differently, I think it’s safe…

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bodybuilding mistakes

THE TOP 7 BODYBUILDING MISTAKES I’VE MADE

Sean Nalewanyj

One of my readers recently asked me the following question… “What is the one thing you wished you knew when you first started lifting?” They say that hindsight is 20/20, and after sitting down to really think about it, I…

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how long to rest between sets

HOW LONG TO REST BETWEEN SETS TO BUILD MUSCLE & GAIN STRENGTH

Sean Nalewanyj

Once you’ve mapped out all of the exercises you’ll be performing in your workouts and have put them in the proper order, the next question to answer is how long to rest between sets for the best results. You’ll hear…

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working out while sick

WORKING OUT WHILE SICK: SHOULD YOU TRAIN OR REST?

Sean Nalewanyj

Having just spent over a week battling a nasty cold followed immediately by a rough two-day bout with food poisoning, I figured now was an appropriate time to write this blog post. What is the best approach to take when it comes to…

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muscle building secrets

THE “SECRET CODE” TO BUILDING MUSCLE

Sean Nalewanyj

Amidst the endless mounds of advice you’ll find contained in the millions of bodybuilding articles and videos circulating online, today I’m going to share with you the real “secret code” when it comes to packing on muscle… It involves two critical steps…

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