Monday Madness: Get Your Calves to Grow

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Training your calves can be extremely frustrating. For whatever reason, this muscle is extremely hard to force growth out of. There are many approaches to getting your calves to grow. Today I am going to suggest a 4 week program that will definitely inspire growth in your calves. Parts of this program are quite extreme and not for the feint of heart, but they work. I Command … [Read more...]

Leg Extensions for Quad Growth

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Who deosn't want big legs? Quad growth is a goal for most amateur bodybuilders. The quads can be extremely difficult to force growth because they spend all day carrying us around. It takes some massive stimulation to get amazing quad growth. Bad Reputation Leg extensions are a much maligned exercise. Google "why you should do leg extensions" and instead of getting results … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Full Body Assault

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Full body workouts get maligned all the time as being "not enough" to grow muscle. In my experience this is just plain false. I have gotten some of the greatest gains using the full body approach. I will explain this to you and then show you an amazing full body workout that you can use to pack on muscle and improve strength. The Logistics of the Full Body Workout Most … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Tricep Tear Apart

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The triceps muscle is a very important muscle if you want big arms. It not only gives your arms great shape, but it pushes your biceps up so they also appear larger. The triceps are generally not trained correctly. Today I want to give you some suggestions for maximizing the training of your triceps.  I will give an example workout along with the technique for getting the best … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: Bringing Up Lagging Body Parts Quickly

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We all have body parts that are lagging behind the others when it comes to growth. It is one of the more common questions I see -- "How do I bring up my lagging body parts?" Well, the answer is pretty straightforward, but requires some hard work and dedication to get the job done. Training Variables There are several variables that effect training. You can play with these … [Read more...]

Why Your Music Selection Matters

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Why would music selection matter to a workout? Is it possible to lift more depending upon your music selection? I am going to tell you that your music selection not only matters, but it is probably critical to the intensity of your training. Studies show... A study was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that addressed the issue of music during your … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Hammer the Hamstrings

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Great hamstrings really make the legs look good from behind. They are not really a difficult muscle to train, but there are definitely some tricks I have learned to help with it. The Workout Exercise Sets Repetitions Seated Leg Curls 1 20-25 Seated Leg Curls 3 12-15  Lying Leg Curls 4 12-15  1 Leg Standing Curls 3 10-12  Stiff Legged … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Contest Preparation

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Contest preparation. Those two words seem to scare so many people. I am going to talk to you about contest preparation from my perspective. Maybe it will help you if you're on the fence about competing. Making the Decision You have to make a decision to compete before you will ever have to embark on a contest preparation cycle. Once you compete you will be addicted to it. I … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Chest training explosion

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My chest is an area that is lagging for me. As a result, I have come up with the chest training explosion workout to help grow some serious muscle. I have managed to tighten up the chest area and get some definition and now I am working on mass. Supplemental and Main Workouts I have had to split my chest training into two workouts -- a supplemental chest workout and then a … [Read more...]

The Best Vegetables for Bodybuilding

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Bodybuilders put there body through tremendous stress. In order to continue to push themselves hard they need proper nutrition at all times. Vegetables are very important for that process to take place. Categories of Vegetables Vegetables are divided into five categories. The categories are dark green leafy vegetables, orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, starchy … [Read more...]