Category Archive for "General Training"

IS PRE EXHAUST TRAINING EFFECTIVE?

Sean Nalewanyj

“Hey Sean, what is your opinion on pre-exhaust training? My trainer recommended that I try using it to improve my chest growth.” For those of you who aren’t aware of how the pre-exhaustion technique works, let me give a brief…

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IS THE SMITH MACHINE GOOD OR BAD FOR BUILDING MUSCLE?

Sean Nalewanyj

The smith machine is a very commonly used piece of equipment in gyms across the country and is regularly utilized for compound chest pressing, overhead presses, squats and other movements. But is the smith machine good for stimulating muscle size…

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PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD: THE KEY TO BODYBUILDING SUCCESS

Sean Nalewanyj

The topic of building muscle can be made complicated. Extremely complicated. We can obsess about every little detail behind optimal training frequency, number of sets, exercise selection, rep ranges, rep speed, time under tension, resting between sets and more until…

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HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AT HOME FOR BEGINNERS

Sean Nalewanyj

So you want to build muscle at home rather than joining a regular gym? No problem. There’s absolutely no reason why you can’t execute an effective muscle building workout from home without ever setting foot in a commercial gym. Personally,…

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MUSCLE CONFUSION WORKOUTS: REAL SCIENCE OR A MYTH?

Sean Nalewanyj

“You need to constantly switch up your workouts in order to shock your muscles into growth!” The idea that you need to constantly change up your exercises, rep ranges and workout structure in order to “shock” or “confuse” your muscles…

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HOW MANY REPS TO BUILD MUSCLE? (BEST REP RANGE FOR MASS)

Sean Nalewanyj

What is the ideal rep range for those trying to maximize lean muscle gains? While there’s no definite answer that will be optimal for every person in every situation, we can still come up with some pretty reliable guidelines by…

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GAIN MUSCLE WITHOUT FAT: 3 SIMPLE TIPS

Sean Nalewanyj

If you’re like most bodybuilders out there, your main goal is simple: a head-turning, muscular body with impressive definition to match. You want to be huge, and you want to be cut too. Not only that, but you want to…

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DOES MUSCLE SORENESS MEAN GROWTH?

Sean Nalewanyj

You know the feeling… You wake up in the morning after a good hard chest workout to that familiar (and usually pleasurable) feeling of muscle soreness. It’s the sign of a job well done. A battle where you emerged victorious….

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