5 More Things You Should Remember at the Gym

Gym Etiquette

Gym etiquette is a topic near and dear to my heart. I cannot stand when people misuse the gym. I recently wrote 5 Things You Should Remember at the Gym and these are 5 more things to add to that list. The squat rack and power rack are for squatting, overhead presses and other compound barbell exercises, not bicep curls. It irritates me when I see someone using the squat or … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Chest Training to Blow Up Your Pecs

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Chest training is like a religion in most gyms. Monday's are dubbed "Bench Press Mondays" because that's when most people do their chest training.My good friend and mentor, Ken Turchek, taught me some amazing tricks for building my pecs. While it is a slow process (what in bodybuilding isn't), it works. I see changes all the time as I look in the mirror. In today's Monday … [Read more...]

Cardio Techniques: Body for Life Cardio Plan

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The Body for Life cardio plan is one that is extremely intense. It is an interval plan, but not in the manner you are used to. I would qualify it as a type of HIIT plan, yet it is quite different at the same time. You can find out the Body for Life philosophy here. Body for Life Cardio Benefits As with any cardio program, the Body for Life cardio plan has some major benefits. … [Read more...]

5 More Ways to Build Better Biceps

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Better biceps is something everyone seems to want. I previously presented you with 5 Ways to Build Better Biceps and today I am going to offer you 5 more ways to build better biceps. Dedicate a training day to the arms. I personally mix this up in my training. I train my biceps with my back and my triceps with my chest, but I also have one day where I go all out heavy … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Tabata for Fat Loss

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Tabata is an extremely intense training protocol that does wonders for fitness and fat loss. Tabata sessions are extremely short in duration. This makes them very attractive to many people. Dr. Izumi Tabata - Inventor Dr. Izumi Tabata is the inventor of the Tabata protocol. He conducted a study on the best way to incorporate an interval training model. His objective was to … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: My Opinion on Why Women Need to Lift Weights

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Women need to lift weights. There really should be no argument about this. The problem is that women think they will be "huge" if they lift weights and that is simply not true. Size gains are based upon the workouts done. In some cases it is based upon drugs that are taken. This is all something the individual controls. Weight training has many benefits. It helps with fat … [Read more...]

Cardio Techniques: HIIT Workouts for Fat Burning

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HIT workouts are an amazingly effective method for burning fat. You can get more done in a much shorter time period using this cardio technique. I want to explain to you what HIIT is and then give you some sample workouts to try. I will explain the process by which you can create your own HIIT workouts. What Is HIIT HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It is an … [Read more...]

My Weight Training Methods, Part 2

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There are many different weight training methods that bring about decent results. My own weight training methods have been evolving. I have learned that no single method works for me. In fact, there are even variations of methods that work as well.  You truly need to conduct the Experiment of One to determine what really works for you. That is the only real way to know what … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Barbell Complexes for Muscle Mass

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Whether you are trying to lose fat or gain muscle, barbell complexes are something you can't go wrong with. They work for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts alike. In addition to working quite well, barbell complexes also speed up your workout, allowing you to spend less time at the gym. Barbell complexes also make your time in the gym simple because you  just need the … [Read more...]