Category Archive for "Training"

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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COMPLETE TRICEPS WORKOUT FOR MASS

Sean Nalewanyj

Biceps training is an important part of a complete workout plan for building up your arms… but did you know that your triceps are actually twice as big and make up 2/3 of your total upper arm muscle mass? If…

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BEST ABDOMINAL EXERCISES: THE DEAD BUG WALL PUSH

Sean Nalewanyj

Today I want to share with you a really awesome abdominal exercise that you’ve probably never heard of. It’s called the “Dead Bug Wall Push”. This is actually one of the very best abdominal exercises you can possibly do to…

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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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ONE ARM BIGGER THAN THE OTHER? HOW TO FIX AN ARM IMBALANCE

Sean Nalewanyj

Got one arm bigger than the other? This is pretty common and anyone who trains with weights will tend to have one side of their body that is dominant over the other to some degree. But if one side of…

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DOES FASTED CARDIO BURN MORE FAT?

Sean Nalewanyj

Performing cardio on an empty stomach (usually first thing in the morning after an overnight fast) has been a popular fat burning strategy among bodybuilders for many years. It seems to make sense… Since there is no food in the…

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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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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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