Biceps Training Basics

Basic Biceps Training

The basics of training your biceps are both simple and elusive at the same time. If you take the time to go back to the basics and apply these tips you will see growth in your biceps. Always Squeeze Hard As with any muscle group, one of the keys to good biceps training is to squeeze the muscle hard at the top of the movement. You need to move tghe muscle with good form and … [Read more...]

How an Old Guy Builds Muscle

How an Old Guy Builds Muscle

Building muscle is difficult for old guys. While I personally do not consider myself an "old guy", based upon my current age (47) I am definitely an "old guy" by most people's standards. As such, I have many struggles that younger guys just don't experience. The picture above shows the dramatic progress I've had in just a 3 week period starting immediately after my show on … [Read more...]

How to Build Your Triceps

How to Build Your Triceps

The triceps are an important muscle group when it comes to the look of your arms. Well-developed triceps also make your biceps look larger by giving them a bigger peak. The triceps give you an amazing look to your arms when developed properly. You will see great arm growth if you work your triceps extremely hard. Today we examine how to build your triceps. How to Build … [Read more...]

Eating for Mass

Eat for Mass

Eating for mass sounds like such an easy thing, but honestly, it is one of the most difficult things to do correctly. You have to eat a lot of food to gain mass the right way. So what is "the right way"? The right way involves gaining mass while minimizing fat gain. That's where the difficulty arises. There are bodybuilders who still believe that "off-season" means they can … [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...]

The Role of Time Under Tension

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Time under tension is yet another intensity technique that you should be working with in your training. It is a simple technique that is easy to vary, but brings about great results. In fact, there are certain muscle groups (the back for instance) that greatly benefit from this type of training. The idea is that the longer the muscle is under the tension the more you break … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Use a Personal Trainer

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I used to be one of those guys who said he could do it all himself in the gym. I resisted any suggestion that I use a personal trainer. After having used a personal trainer for the past 4 months I am disappointed in myself for not having done so earlier. Here are my 5 reasons why you should use a personal trainer. They will teach you how to lift correctly. A personal trainer … [Read more...]

The Mind Muscle Connection

Mind Muscle Connection

One of the most important lessons I've learned from my adviser is the need for a very strong mind muscle connection when training. He has stressed this to me on every single body part. When I first trained with him I had a hard time feeling my hamstrings. Since he wanted me to improve my squat and that involved feeling my hamstrings, I was given homework. I was told to walk a … [Read more...]

The Showdown: Good Form vs. Heavy Weight

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The debate has raged on with many people for a long time. What is more important, heavy weight or proper form? Is there a way to merge both together?The fact is that both items are important, but you need one before you can get to the other. That's right, I believe that form is essential for making progress with any lifting regimen.In order to get good results with each muscle … [Read more...]