Category Archive for "General Training"

fat gain while bulking

1 REASON FOR EXCESS FAT GAIN WHILE BULKING (NOT DIET!)

If you’re trying to build a significant amount of muscle, a certain increase in body fat will always come along with it. It’s simply not possible to have 100% of your calorie surplus diverted to muscle growth only, and this is…

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fastest way to gain muscle

THE SINGLE FASTEST WAY TO GAIN MUSCLE, PERIOD. (VIDEO)

 No, the answer won’t be found in some fancy “never-before-seen” training program, miracle diet or breakthrough bodybuilding supplement… All gimmicks aside, this is the single fastest way to pack quality lean muscle onto your frame as efficiently as possible.

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body recomposition

THE TRUTH ABOUT “RECOMPING”: IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE? (VIDEO)

 “Should I bulk or cut first?” This is one of the most fundamental questions a beginning lifter can ask. But what if it were possible to “recomposition” by both gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time? Can…

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bodybuilding fitness competition

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

 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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are lifting straps cheating

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

 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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forced reps

ARE FORCED REPS EFFECTIVE FOR BUILDING MUSCLE?

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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reduce water retention

7 WAYS TO REDUCE WATER RETENTION FOR BETTER MUSCLE DEFINITION

Water is critical for every aspect of life. After all, your body is almost two-thirds water. But for those wanting to carve out a lean, defined and muscular body, too much water can sometimes be a bad thing. I’m talking…

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bodybuilding proportions

THE “IDEAL” BODYWEIGHT/MEASUREMENTS FOR AN AESTHETIC PHYSIQUE?(VIDEO)

 In today’s video I explain why your exact bodyweight and muscle measurements are just one piece of the equation when it comes to achieving an “aesthetic” physique, and why you shouldn’t over-emphasize them or get too hung up on…

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2 workouts per week

CAN YOU BUILD MUSCLE WITH ONLY 2 WORKOUTS PER WEEK?

When it comes to training for increased muscle size and strength, 3-4 weight training workouts per week is the usual standard for most average lifters. This is the “sweet spot” that I’d recommend to the majority of trainees, as it’s a…

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how long to lose muscle

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LOSE MUSCLE AFTER A GYM LAYOFF?

It’s inevitable for every lifter out there – at some point, you’re going to have to take time away from the gym. Whether it’s due to a hectic period at school or work, a family issue of some kind, or…

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