Category Archive for "General Training"

is a personal trainer worth it

ARE PERSONAL TRAINERS WORTH IT? (WHY 90% ARE A WASTE OF MONEY)

Sean Nalewanyj

It’s one of my biggest pet peeves in the fitness industry: The average, unqualified personal trainer at your typical big box gym charging huge hourly rates for mediocre-at-best services. While there certainly are plenty of knowledgeable, physically fit trainers out there who…

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natty or not

WHY I PERSONALLY DON’T TAKE STEROIDS

Sean Nalewanyj

In today’s post I wanted to cover something a bit different and explain the reasons why I’ve personally never taken steroids and have instead chosen to remain drug-free throughout my lifting career. I have no moral or ethical issues with…

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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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