How to Use Intensity in Weight Training

How to Use Intensity in Weight Training

To me, intensity in weight training brings about the most results. Here I am speaking of High Intensity Training (HIT) as introduced by Arthur Jones, inventory of the Nautilus line of gym equipment. I have tried body part splits and I have tried HIT full body training and I believe I had the best results from HIT. In fact, I am seriously considering returning to HIT after my … [Read more...]

How to Stay Motivated Long-Term

How to Stay Motivated Long-term

The question of how to stay motivated long-term is one I hear quite often. It is something that is 100% mental and while there are tips that can help you stay motivated, it is entirely up to you and how you execute mentally. I have recorded a video on the topic as well as attached some simple tips below. Bite-sized goals are key. We get motivated by achieving goals that are … [Read more...]

How to Maximize Your Workouts

How to Maximize Your Workouts

When we think of training, most of us will say it is hard to fit a workout in. These tips for how to maximize your workouts should help. I have used all of them at one point or another and can tell you that when done with focus you can really maximize your time in the gym. Keep your workouts to 45 minutes in length. Many people think that the longer you spend in the gym the … [Read more...]

How to Use Active Stretching

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Active stretching is an essential element of your warm up routine. Active stretching involves foam rolling and stretching movements that are not static. The idea is to remove the force that is caused by static stretching, thereby reducing the potential for injury. Active stretching relies only upon the muscle being stretched. There is no additional force applied. An example of … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Increase Your Bench Press

Bench Press Tips

The bench press is another of the great exercises for building mass. It is a compound movement and seriously packs on mass when done correctly. The problem is that most people don’t do the bench press correctly. Today we look at 10 articles that teach you what you need to know to bench correctly. Tips-n-Tricks for Strength and Size This article teaches proper form by … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

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The deadlift is an incredible exercise that makes you feel like a beast after completing it. There is nothing that epitomizes “I pick things up and put them down” more than a deadlift executed properly. Human beings look superhuman when they do a phenomenally heavy deadlift. Today we take a look at some of the better deadlift articles available on the web. These articles will … [Read more...]

Progressive Overload Principle to the Max

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The progressive overload principle is one of the most important training principles to understand. It is with a good understanding and execution of this principle that you will be able to pack on a lot of mass. Today I am going to explain my understanding of the progressive overload principle and how to properly execute it for maximum results. Increase the Stress on the … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Staying Motivated

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As anyone knows, no matter how motivated you are when you first start a physique transformation, there comes a time when you will lose some of that motivation. The question is how to overcome that issue and continue on with your physique transformation? Here are 5 tips for staying motivated. Create one day goals. By setting shorter goals and then achieving them, you will … [Read more...]

Mission Grand Prix: 117 Days to Go — Deload Week

Deload Week

This week is a deload week for me. This is a very important part of the strategy for contest preparation. It gives my body some time to recover before we put it through the rigorous training that will start on January 1, 2012. Cardio Training Today was a cardio only day. While I am not fond of cardio, I am motivated to get it done because I want to be as lean as I possibly … [Read more...]

Mastering the Hinge Technique

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Developing the posterior chain is very important when it comes to your ability to lift heavier and heavier weights. A strong posterior chain is needed for squats, deadlifts, overhead press and every other spinal load exercise you can do. In developing a strong posterior chain, the hinge technique plays a huge role. The hinge is an explosive technique that involves a dynamic … [Read more...]