My Favourite Exercises – The List

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I was thinking about the type of information I provide and realized that a lot of it is theoretical. I wanted to give you some insight into my own training techniques. Going forward I will be writing an article a week about my personal approach to training. I want you to get a feel for who I am and what I am doing. Today I am going to start the trend by discussing a list of my … [Read more...]

Save Time With Compound Movements

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How many of you actually have the time to be in the gym for a couple of hours each day? Maybe an even better question is how many of you really want to be in the gym for a couple of hours each day? If you are like me you want to get maximum benefit in the shortest possible time span. This means developing strategies that work, but also save us time. One such thing is the use of … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Build Better Biceps

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Most people who weight train want to get bigger biceps. Some believe that if you simply do a million repetitions of barbell curls with each arm workout you must improve your biceps size. While that sounds wonderful if it worked, there are some tried and true methods for increasing your biceps size and I am going to share those with you today. Vary your grip width when doing … [Read more...]

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...]

Lifestyle Changes That Last

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You've been on many different diets. They seem to work for a period of time and then stop working. Have you ever wondered why? I am going to suggest that you don't need a diet, you need a lifestyle change. Create A Plan Eating right is a way of life. It isn't something you do for a period of time and then go back to the way things were. Taking control of your eating habits is … [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 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...]

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...]

How a Training Partner Saves the Day

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I have discussed in the past the problems I have had staying motivated and hitting the gym. I got through the toughest stretch of training in my life through the help of a training partner. For me the training partner saves the day. Consistency When you have someone expecting you at the gym you find a way to get there. You are less likely to miss a session when you need to … [Read more...]