5 Things You Should Remember at the Gym

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It happens to me all the time. People at the gym annoying me with poor etiquette. There really are some simple things to remember when hitting the gym that will make everyone much happier. 1. Re-rack your weights. When you use something at the gym, be sure to put it back where it belongs. If you are done with your exercise, take the weights and put them back on the rack … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Can You Imagine Not Lifting?

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Most of you read this blog because you enjoy weight training and bodybuilding. It got me thinking because I hear so many people complain about having to hit the gym. Can you imagine not lifting? I love to lift. When I have to miss time in the gym I am not in as good of a mood. I feel out of sorts. Things just don't feel normal for me. I cannot imagine giving up lifting … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Get Bigger Faster and Stronger

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Most people who go to the gym have some sort of goal in mind. Maybe they are looking to get leaner? Perhaps a few want to get bigger. Even some more want to get faster. Today I want to share with you some tips for getting bigger, stronger and faster. Do 4 Hard Strength Training Workouts Per Week If you want to get bigger you are going to need to recover properly. By hitting … [Read more...]

6 Ways Rest Changes Everything

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Rest is something most people tend to overlook. They believe that if they take "some" time off or get "some" sleep that it is "good enough" but that couldn't be further from the truth. Rest is a variable that effects recovery, growth and future strength gains. The following are 6 ways rest can change everything. Maximize Recovery As soon as you complete a workout your body … [Read more...]

6 Tips to Maximize Your Training

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The purpose of weight training is to get and stay in shape, promote your overall health and to make you feel better. In order to maximize your results you need to focus on more than just proper technique and executition. The following 6 techniques are more advanced and will pay off for you in the long run. 1. Use the Post-Exhaust Technique Conventional wisdom used to be … [Read more...]

Personal Training Tips That Work

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The key to being successful at anything is knowledge. People go to a financial consultant when they are in need of financial advice because the consultant has the knowledge they need to succeed. In much the same way, someone wanting to get into great shape would want to consult with a personal trainer for the same reason--knowledge. Today I am going to reveal several personal … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Deadlift for Huge Traps

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There is nothing quite like a guy with large traps. Somehow they make him look huge all over. Huge traps can be achieved by doing heavy deadlifts on a regular basis. Deadlifts are an amazing exercise. There is no other exercise that makes me feel as strong as deadlifts do. There is something about picking up an extremely heavy object off the floor that makes me feel like a … [Read more...]

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

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There are many factors involved with weight training. Some of them are obvious and some not so obvious. What I have learned over time is that the single most important actual training factor is intensity. Are you working hard or are you hardly working? We've all seen the people at the gym who are so consistent that they never miss a day. Years go by and they come to the gym … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Making Gains

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Are you making gains in the gym? Have you seen any positive results? Today I am going to be frank about results and the various ways to insure that you get some positive results from your training. Planning I believe in planning your workouts. I know there are many who will say it is stupid, but I think that if you fail to plan you are likely to miss some very important … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: How to Have the Time to Train

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Time...it is the one excuse I don't like hearing from people. We make time for what is important to us, so if training is important you will make the time. So how do I have time to train? I put training first. What do I mean? Allow me to explain! Get It Done! To me there are so many things that can get in the way of training. Even though it may not be the most optimal time to … [Read more...]