Category Archive for "General Training"

“HOW LONG SHOULD MY WORKOUT BE?” (IDEAL WORKOUT LENGTH)

Sean Nalewanyj

What is the optimal time frame for an effective workout session from the time you begin your first set up until you complete your last one? 45 minutes? An hour and 15? 2 hours? The truth is that there really…

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MUSCLE BUILDING GENETICS: DO GENES MATTER IN BODYBUILDING?

Sean Nalewanyj

Genetics play a large role in virtually everything we do. We’re all born with different skills, tendencies and abilities, and these characteristics are a product of the things we learn and the genes we inherited from our parents. Just as…

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CAN YOU BUILD MUSCLE WITHOUT WEIGHTS? (CALISTHENICS ONLY)

Sean Nalewanyj

Is it possible to build muscle without ever setting foot in a gym or training with traditional barbells, dumbbells, cables and machines? Can you build an impressive physique using body weight exercises only, such as push ups, chin ups, dips…

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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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