Category Archive for "Training"

bodybuilding fitness competition

WHY I DON’T COMPETE AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 Ever thought about competing in a bodybuilding/fitness contest? While those lean and shredded physiques might look very impressive at first glance, there’s a lot more going on “behind the scenes” when it comes to dropping to those very low…

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squats lower back pain

9 TIPS TO ELIMINATE LOWER BACK PAIN FROM SQUATS

Sean Nalewanyj

Are squats bad for your lower back? Well, yes and no. If you have no underlying lower back issues and perform them using the correct technique, squats are not inherently dangerous and can actually improve the strength of your lower…

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squats knee pain

HOW TO ELIMINATE KNEE PAIN DURING SQUATS (8 TIPS)

Sean Nalewanyj

Nothing ruins the joy of working out more than nagging joint pain. Not only is it physically uncomfortable, but it often stalls progression by preventing you from training at peak performance. The knee joint is an area that very commonly…

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are lifting straps cheating

ARE LIFTING STRAPS “CHEATING?” SHOULD YOU USE THEM? (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

 Weightlifting straps are a common training tool that many lifters use as part of their workouts. These are basically a thick set of leather, canvas or nylon that are wrapped around your wrists and then around the bar or…

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bench press shoulder pain

8 TIPS TO ELIMINATE BENCH PRESS SHOULDER PAIN

Sean Nalewanyj

The shoulder is the most complex joint in the entire body, and most serious lifters will typically experience some form of shoulder pain at some point during their training career. One of the most common sources of nagging shoulder pain…

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bigger in clothes

HOW TO LOOK BIGGER IN CLOTHES: 6 TIPS (VIDEO)

Sean Nalewanyj

What’s one of the biggest challenges of being a natural trainee who stays relatively lean year round? It’s the fact that you’ll look very impressive when shirtless or in a tank top, but then have a good portion of that…

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no squat rack

NO SQUAT RACK? NO PROBLEM (7 BARBELL SQUAT ALTERNATIVES)

Sean Nalewanyj

Although they aren’t a “must” in order to build your lower body effectively, squats are still the most productive exercise overall when it comes to building up your leg size and strength as efficiently as possible. In other words, if…

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bench press mistakes

12 COMMON BENCH PRESS MISTAKES AND HOW TO FIX THEM

Sean Nalewanyj

The bench press is a very simple and straightforward exercise. Just unrack the bar, lower it down to your chest, and press it back up. Right? Well, not quite. Although it might seem like a very basic movement at first glance,…

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3d delts

HOW TO BUILD ROUND “3D DELTS” THAT POP (4 EXERCISES)

Sean Nalewanyj

Ask most average fitness trainers out there how to build those round, wide “3D Delts” that all serious lifters strive for, and you’ll usually get the same basic answer… They’ll tell you to put your primary focus on overhead pressing movements,…

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forced reps

ARE FORCED REPS EFFECTIVE FOR BUILDING MUSCLE?

Sean Nalewanyj

A reader recently sent in a question on a topic I haven’t yet covered in a blog post… “What do you think about the use of forced reps? Are forced reps effective for squeezing out some extra muscle size and…

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