How to Take Intensity to a New Level

How to Raise Intensity Levels

To me, exercise intensity is one of the most important factors to gaining mass from your gym training. I must clarify that obviously eating is the number one factor, but exercise intensity is a very close second. The problem is that most people have no idea what intensity really is--until they are shown. Increase Intensity with Time Under Tension One way to increase intensity … [Read more...]

How to Use One Arm and Increase Intensity

How to Use One Arm for Intensity

As you know if you read this blog on a regular basis, I am always looking for ways to increase the intensity of my training. I am now a strong believer that the more intense your training the better your results will be. Recently I have discovered how important it is to use just one arm on certain exercises in order to increase the intensity of your training. One area I have … [Read more...]

Elements of Training: Intensity

Training Intensity

One element of training that is frequently misunderstood is intensity. To me this is a multifaceted element and every single person who wants to improve their physique should understand it to the fullest extent possible. Intensity can be about rest time, taking sets to failure and a multitude of other things. I have a secret principle that also causes an increase in intensity. … [Read more...]

Elements of Training: Volume

Training Volume

Training volume is another one of the training variables that can be manipulated to avoid adaptation. Volume is a principle aimed directly at the number of sets and repetitions you complete during a training session. There are generally two schools of thought on this issue and we will examine both of them during out discussion. Appropriate Repetiton Range One way that the … [Read more...]

Elements of Training: Frequency


We have discussed the Elements of Training and how they work together to make your training better. The first variable in the Elements of Training is training frequency. Defining Training Frequency In its simplest form, training frequency refers to the number of times a muscle group is trained each week. It is one of the important variables in your training routine. Changes … [Read more...]

Elements of Training: Introduction


When discussion training, there are 4 essential elements to the puzzle. It is my goal in this article to introduce you to these elements and then, in 4 future weekly installments I will give you a detailed analysis of each of these elements. Training Frequency This principle refers to the number of times a muscle group is hit each week. This is just one of the many variables … [Read more...]