Category Archive for "General Training"

HOW TO FIND TIME TO WORKOUT & EXERCISE ON A BUSY SCHEDULE

Sean Nalewanyj

So you’ve made the decision to begin a muscle building or fat burning program… you’re ready to finally get into shape and reach your fitness goals… but there’s just one problem… You don’t have enough time. Time’s a tricky one….

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“I’M GETTING STRONGER BUT NOT BIGGER!” (STRENGTH GAINS WITHOUT MASS)

Sean Nalewanyj

So you’ve been hitting the gym consistently every week for at least the past couple months… you’re putting in the work and training hard… you’re even adding more weight to the bar on your exercises at a decent rate… There’s…

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7 MUST-READ BODYBUILDING TRAINING TIPS

Sean Nalewanyj

There are many individual details that go into planning out a complete muscle building workout Things like intensity, workout volume, duration, training layout and rest periods… While all of these factors are very important, there’s one thing you must nail…

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HOW TO FIX “ROUNDED SHOULDERS” FROM BODYBUILDING TRAINING

Sean Nalewanyj

Having a well-balanced training program is not only important when it comes to building a properly proportioned physique – it’s also a crucial aspect of injury prevention as well. One of the most common imbalances in those who train intensely…

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HARDGAINER WORKOUT ROUTINE AND DIET FOR ECTOMORPHS

Sean Nalewanyj

“Hardgainer” is a term that gets thrown around a lot. It typically refers to those with a “fast metabolism”, smaller bone structure and who generally have a tougher time packing on muscle size and strength. Browse the online forums and…

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SUPERSET WORKOUTS: DO SUPERSETS BUILD MUSCLE MASS EFFECTIVELY?

Sean Nalewanyj

A few days ago I posted an article discussing drop sets and whether or not they’re an effective high intensity workout technique. After that post was uploaded, several questions landed in my inbox asking me to follow it up with…

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FREE WEIGHTS VS. MACHINES FOR BUILDING MUSCLE

Sean Nalewanyj

Free weights vs. machines: which is a better tool for stimulating maximum muscle size and strength gains? The automatic answer you’ll usually hear is the “free weights vs. machines” debate is that free weights are superior and should form the…

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BULKING AND CUTTING PHASES: “SHOULD I BULK OR CUT FIRST?”

Sean Nalewanyj

“Should I bulk or cut first?” The reality here is that there’s no single answer that will apply to everybody, as it will depend on two main factors… 1) Your ultimate fitness goals – What is your ideal body type?…

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THE BEST REP SPEED FOR MUSCLE GROWTH AND HYPERTROPHY

Sean Nalewanyj

Regardless of what type of workout you’re following, which specific muscle group you’re training or what exercise you’re performing, at the end of the day, all of your bodybuilding efforts in the gym stem from one simple action: the individual…

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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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